MANISERO, EL

Latest update on 29/01/2019

Artist: Rita Montaner
Author: Moises Simons
Label: Columbia
Year: 1927

Earliest son hit. First Latin American rumba song to appeal in the west (as The Peanut Vendor). Go-between was Herbert Marks, son of music publisher E.B. Marks, honeymooning in Cuba; their hotel was run by author Moises Simons' brother. It's a son pregón, a son inspired by the yell of a street vendor, in this case a peanut vendor. Everyone sold peanuts (manis) in Cuba. Montaner was regarded as 'La Unica', the unique. Reissued on cd Rita Montaner - Ay Mama Ines (on Musica Latina Nostalgia).

Covers:

1928:

Moises Simons Orch. [Cuban dance orchestra in the haydays of Havana as favorite hangout for wealthy Americans; from his Cubanola revue]

1928:

Miguel De Grandy

1929:

Trio Matamoros

1930:

Cuarteto Machin

1930:

Vincent Lopez [the first as The Peanut Vendor]

1930:

Don Azpiazu & His Havana Casino Orch. [Cuban in New York; idem, first version to hit the US as such (for Victor and for Ralph Peer); English words by his sister-in-law Marian Sunshine, half of vaudeville duo Tempest & Sunshine; vocal: Antonio Machin; sparked the rumba craze throughout the US and elsewhere]

1930:

Louis Armstrong [idem]

1931:

Duke Ellington [idem]

1931:

California Ramblers [idem]

1931:

Red Nichols [idem]

1931:

Lawrence Tibbett [in film Cuban Love Song]

1935:

Xavier Cugat

1938:

Rosita Serrano

1941:

Lecuona Cuban Boys

1947:

Desi Arnaz

1948:

Perez Prado

1954:

Judy Garland [in film A Star Is Born]

1958:

Johnny Pacheco

1960:

Chet Atkins

1960:

Stan Kenton

1962:

Charlie Palmieri

1962:

group of children [Alan Lomax recording in La Plaine (Dominica) as Early In The Morning; Lomax wondered if children created their song to Moises Simons' tune or vice versa]

1963:

Mongo Santamaria

1964:

Skatalites

1964:

Bola De Nieve

1994:

Jazz Jamaica [as P. Vendor]

1997:

Brave Combo

1998:

Cuarteto Patria & Manu Dibango [Eliades Ochoa (Cuarteto Patria) was an ex manisero ("La vida quotidiana es una cançion")]

1998:

Bobby Carcassas

2001:

Nicholas Payton

2001:

Tattoo Del Tigre

2001:

Fredy Omar

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