Trio Siboney, El – On Tour With El Trio Siboney - Used LP
Vinyl: VG- (good listening copy, some crackle to add to the charm)
First album (1962) by this guitar trio from Spain, pretty charming and nice balance of skill without taking themselves too seriously, the guitars more part of the songs than with many Spanish guitarists, the production adding to the intimacy--sounding like it was recorded on some back patio and pulling you into it like you're witnessing it happen. Vocalists in Español of course. The slightly corny pop lounge quality to it really helps too, especially on "El Expreso de Medianoche" [which translates to Midnight Express I think] where they offer spoken word and use guitars and vocal sounds to capture the sound of a train, and then contrast that with Luiz Bonfà's "Cancion De Orfeo," and contrast that with a sort of corny version of "La Bamba"... -- winch (green noise records)
Trio Siboney is a group formed in Spain in the early 50s, although their first recordings were published in the late 50. The principal founder of the training was Francisco Garcia Gil better known artistically as " Paco" with a vocation to interpret the great romantic boleros but without neglecting other Spanish success.
His style in the beginning vaguely reminiscent of The Three Diamonds. In the early 60 they got a gold record in Belgium. In the 70s the group is refounded and become part of the trio fife Marin and Rafael Mariano Lizarraga (Mario Cordova ) excellent Mexican singer who came from the brilliant " Trio Los Angeles ". Played with artists such María Dolores Pradera, Chavela Vargas, Lola Beltrán and Pedro Vargas.