Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Edmundo P. Zaldivar -- Carnavalitos (Pampa, LRS 15021 *Argentina)

Edmundo P. Zaldivar seems to be a a deeply revered purveyor of the celebratory Andean-Argentinian folksong known as the Carnavalito. At least, that's what I think the back cover says. I personally have a deep love for Andean melodies, and was more than a little pleased with the magic of the arrangements herein. The occasional addition of piano, violin, dulcimer(?) & bassoon(?) seems to offer a charming, otherworldly sense of surprise to the sound of Zaldivar's wonderful conjunto. Spanish/English bilterates, if any of you have the time & energy, I would truly love to know what these cover notes are telling us. Just found this luminous treasure for only 3 bucks a few weeks back. !0" microgroove. Year unknown. 320 rip by yours truly. Enjoy.

DL: Edmundo P. Zaldivar -- Carnavalitos (Pampa, LRS 15021)

01 El Humahuaqueño
02 Palomitay
03 Gallito Ciego
04 Mañana al Alba
05 Carnavalito
06 Albahaquita
07 Soy Carnaval
08 Cholita


Anonymous said...

wow. this is beautiful.
thanks a bunch!

Flash Strap said...

I have listened to this one hundred times since you dropped it. Thank you. It is so good.

nicholab said...

hey, great to hear it! this one's a real favorite over here, too.

Anonymous said...

This is incredible, thanks for sharing. Found a bunch more here. The piano is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Anon: It needs to log in - so not very useful if you don't have an account ...

Ghost do you have a scan/pic of the B-Side as well? At your site is the pic of the A-Side twice ...

Thanks in advance!

And thank you very much for the Edmundo - great piece of musica!

Holly said...

Oh, Nick! I'd put this off to the side, so to speak- what a mistake. Mea culpa.

This is juat amazing. Thank you so much for all the care you put into the transfer.

Captain Bubble said...

nonMy family moved to Montevideo, Uruguay in 1958 when I was about 2 and we stayed there for 4 great years. My parents collected a number of records and musical instruments from several South American countries, and Carnavalitos is a firm family favourite. I have just been transferring it to CD so we all have a copy of this beautiful music which I have loved since they bought it new between '58 and '62.

You mention a Dulcimer, but it sounds more like metal plates than strings to me, so I am pretty sure it is a Celeste, or Keyboard Bells/Glockenspiel. We still have a Charango in very poor condition, this is the high pitched instrument which sounds like a mandolin. Ours, like many, has a back made from the shell of an Armadillo.

Mathilda said...

Apparently the link is down! I'm looking forward to hear this, could you please re-upload? thanks so much!!

nicholab said...