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Joe Quijano


b. 27 Sept 1935, Puerta De Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flexible Latin music group head, vocalist, percussionist and composer Quijano was seven years when his family members settled within the Bronx, NEW YORK, NY, USA. In 1950, while at college he sang and performed maracas using a teenage group arranged by Orlando Marín (b. 1934, the Bronx, NEW YORK, NY, USA, of Puerto Rican parentage; timbales) and pianist Eddie Palmieri. Three trumpets had been afterwards added plus they became the Orlando Marín Conjunto. Marín assumed command after Palmieri’s departure to Johnny Seguí’s group. Accounts issue about another stage within the music group’s background. Quijano state governments he inherited the clothing when Marín was drafted in to the US Military, whereas Orlando keeps that Joe still left and was changed by another vocalist ahead of his armed forces stint. In 1956, Quijano travelled to Cuba, where he noticed and met a lot of his idols. He afterwards recalled, ‘… I also heard an alternative audio – the Senen Suarez Group, that comprised one trumpet along with a flute, as a free of charge form… I came back with a concept for a fresh audio for the music group. I caused my pal Charlie Palmieri, and asked him if he will make musical agreements using a mix of two trumpets, flute, along with a tempo section playing a charanga experience with the performers together… Charlie argued that because the two equipment tune in different ways, there will be a clash, but I insisted, and he persisted, and some months afterwards, he developed the instrumental edition of ‘Amor’. It had been then which the sound from the Conjunto Cachana was created…’ (estimate from sleeve records to La Pachanga Se Baila Asi, 1990). He called his music group ‘Cachana’ after his grandfather’s nickname. He persuaded his companies, who went a low cost record vendors, to fund the documenting of an individual with pianist Héctor Rivera. The achievement of the discharge resulted in an album cope with Spanoramic Information. Conjunto Cachana’s two produces within the label, A Cataño and Volvi A Cataña, had been big strikes in Latin America. In 1960, Quijano were able to protected a agreement with Columbia Information. He produced three albums within the label between 1961 and 1963. The lyrics towards the title-track from the 1st, La Pachanga Se Baila Asi, co-written by Quijano and Charlie Palmieri, had been designed to end the misunderstandings dancers made between your conditions ‘pachanga’ and ‘charanga’: ‘There will be a lot of dialogue within the Latin areas that many people are dance the pachanga. There’s talk a charanga may be the orchestra that takes on it… that many people are dance the pachanga, the dance trend of as soon as…’ (translated lyrics from this article ‘Keeping in mind Charlie Palmieri’ by Max Salazar). Quijano’s business lead vocalists at this time had been Paquito Guzmán and Willie Torres. Guzmán later on became a member of Tommy Olivencia’s music group in Puerto Rico, where he also documented using the Puerto Rico All Celebrities and now functions as a single designer. In 1965, Quijano participated in the next descarga (Latin jam program) album from the Alegre All-Stars. Quijano founded his personal Cesta Information label, named following the basket found in the overall game of Jai-Alai. Two significant releases within the label had been the Cesta All-Stars descarga exercises, Live Jam Program and Salsa Festival, both directed by Charlie Palmieri and offering Cheo Feliciano, Kako, Louie Ram memoryírez, Willie Rosario, Orlando Marín, among others. Quijano also got the distinction to be the first designer to record a structure by the fantastic Puerto Rican composer, Tite Curet Alonso. The music was entitled ‘Efectivamente’, and was re-recorded by Quijano for Cositas Sueltas in 1980.

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Date Of Birth September 27, 1935
Music Songs La Pachanga Se Baila Asi, Pachanga en Changa, El Dulcerito, Yo Soy el Son Cubano, Volvi a Cataño, A Cataño, Este Rencor, Nosotros / La Yuca / Quimbombo, Tocando el Rufo, La Flauta de Bartolo, El Retrato de Maria, Ya Llega la Pachanga, Charanga en Changa, Como Has Hecho, Pico y Placa, La Media Vuelta, A Bayamon, Que Rebambaramba, El Pito de Pepito, Hay Que Recordar, Malanga Colora, La Negra Tomasa, Pedro y Quijano, Dale Con el Palo, Azuquita Mami, No Puedo Más, Teca Teca, La Pachanga del Amor, Burutungu, A'ca Mija, La Sardina, Moliendo Cafe
Albums The Alegre All Stars, Joe Quijano, Éxitos de Oro, A Cataño

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