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Ismael Rivera


Ismael Rivera (Un Sonero Mayor “Maelo”) was created in Santurce, Puerto Rico, about Oct 5, 1931. Everything started on the same road Rivera was created and elevated on: Calle Calma. There he was instilled using the noises and rhythms of Puerto Rico: the bomba and plena. At a age group, Rivera was subjected to the affects that would arranged him on his musical future. First, his mom, Margarita, bore in him a like for singing. And then, his boyhood friend Rafael Cortijo offered Rivera using the impulse and drive and a even more structured musical discussion board for him to unleash his exclusive vocal design. Their romantic relationship would consider the audio of Calle Calma, and most of Puerto Rico, and all over the world and immortalized their titles and music within the development of Latin music and salsa. In 1954, Ismael Rivera and Cortijo documented their first strike, “Un Bombon de Elena.” From your middle- to past due ’50s, Cortijo y su Combo, with Rivera because the vocalist, had taken the Caribbean by surprise. At the convert of the 10 years, they journeyed to NY for the very first time and it didn’t consider miss Cortijo and Rivera to solidify their placement within the developing Latin music picture of Manhattan. Their reputation was largely because of their rhythmic audio and the band’s capability to concurrently play great music and amuse through quickly choreographed dance routines. Nevertheless, the one component that separated Cortijo con su Combo from the rest of the Latin song-and-dance rings was the tone of voice of Rivera. An integral ingredient towards the bomba and plena audio of Puerto Rico is certainly vocals and Maelo’s tone of voice is the one most defining facet of his music. Using a flourishing, precisely rhythmic, however equally spontaneous tone of voice, Ismael Rivera was a get good at from the Cuban kid. He gained the name “Un Sonero Mayor” from non-e apart from Beny Moré, the renowned Cuban vocalist. The title not merely emphasized Maelo’s great skill, but demonstrated how Latin music at that time was starting to combine and blend jointly all the exclusive musical customs of America into one sound: salsa. Ismael Rivera embodied a variety of the original folk Puerto Rican bomba and plena using the Cuban kid vocal singing design. After his effective visit to the U.S., even though, Cortijo dropped his “tone of voice” when Rivera started a five-year jail word in 1962 on medication charges. Maelo afterwards sang about his knowledge on a monitor, titled “Todas las Tumbas (The Tombs),” called following the Kentucky jail that had many floors below surface. After portion four years, Rivera was wanting to make contact with performing with Cortijo, but night clubs would not publication times for the Latin musician whose previous they cannot forgive. Cortijo and Rivera discovered themselves inside a transformed Latin music picture that would pressure them to proceed separate methods. “Un Sonero Mayor,” nevertheless, would continue to record a few of his greatest use his own music group, the Cachimbos, showcasing his unequaled skill much better than ever. In the 1970s, Rivera was viewed as a story from another period, and he helped several young musicians obtain begin in the brand new York salsa picture, including Ismael Miranda and Ruben Cutting blades.

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Full Name Ismael Rivera
Died May 13, 1987, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Profession Composer, Singer-songwriter
Nationality Puerto Rican
Parents Luis Rivera Esquilíne, Margarita Rivera García
Music Songs Las tumbas, Incomprendido, El nazareno, Las caras lindas, Mi Negrita Me Espera, Lo que dijo la gitana, No Soy Para Ti, Dime porque, Que Te Pasa a Ti, Mi jaragual, El Negro Bembon, De Todas Maneras Rosas, Maquinolandera, Soy feliz, Arrecotin Arrecotan, Negro Bembon, No quiero piedras en mi camino, Me Tienes Loco, Ahi Na' Ma', Sale El Sol, Traigo de todo, Si Te Cojo, Dueña De Mi Inspiracion, Lo Ultimo En la Avenida, Bomba De Navidad, Traigo Salsa, La Soledad, La Gata Montesa, Bilongo, Oriza, Sazon de Abuela, El Chivo de la Campana
Albums Vengo por la Maceta, Esto sí es lo mío, Maelo....El Unico, Maelo: El sonero mayor, El Sonero Mayor, Esto Fue Lo Que Trajo El Barco, De Toda Maneras Rosa, Encores de Cortijo y Su Combo Cantan, Lo Ultimo En La Avenida, El Bembon De Elena, Soy Feliz, Los Internacionales, Ismael Rivera & Orlando Laserie, Grandes Hits - Ismael Rivera, Cortijo, Con Todos Los Hierros, Controversia, Ismael Rivera's Mi Compay Chipuco, Eclipse Total, La Herencia, Historia de la salsa, Sonero #1 (feat. Cortijo Y Su Combo), Sonero Para El Mundo, Maelo - A Man and His Music, Anthology, El Sonero Mayor, Volume 2, Mi Caballito, Ismael Rivera Con Cortijo y Su Combo, Cortijo Y Su Combo Y Ismael Rivera Selected Hits, Traigo De Todo, Moliendo Café, Epoca De Oro, Vol.1, Feliz Navidad, Maelo, Legend, Grandes Exitos, La Escuela de la Alegría, Oro

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