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In 1947 Arsenio visited New York to consult eye specialist Dr Ramon Castroviejo & hooked up with his old pal Chano Pozo, an astounding conguero.
His story was even more tragic than Arsenio's but he enjoyed a brief moment of glory, performing in New York with Machito's orchestra. He played at Carnegie Hall in Dizzy Gillespie's famous "Afro-Cuban suite," bringing the conga to jazz for the first time. He was shot in a Harlem bar on 2 December 1948.
He cut four Afro-Cuban drumming sides on the Coda label and recorded with a small splinter group of Machito's band that included young Puerto Rican vocalist Tito Rodríguez.
Material by the Machito Orchestra, Miguelito Valdes Orchestra & Arsenio Rodriguez Orchestra originally issued on 78 r.p.m. in the 1940's.
Photo & nice sleeve notes on back cover.

Style : Salsa / Pachanga / Mambo / …
Media : LP
Label : smc Press : contribute
Year : contribute Country : Cuba
Staff : machito orchestra (orchestra),  tito rodriguez (.),  miguelito valdes orchestra (orchestra),  arsenio rodriguez orchestra (orchestra),  chano pozo (percussion)
Value : E
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ARSENIO RODRIGUEZ & CHANO POZO - legend of afro-cuban music   arsenio rodriguez & chano pozo  
legend of afro-cuban music
Year : 1960
media : LP
Label : smc
Press : SMC-1152 USA
ARSENIO RODRIGUEZ & CHANO POZO - legends of afro-cuban music   arsenio rodriguez & chano pozo  
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