José María Peñaranda

José María Peñaranda

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José María Peñaranda (Barranquilla, Colombia, 3/11/1907 - 2/6/2006 ) was a Colombian composer of popular music such as cumbia, porro (aka 'joints,') merengue and other Caribbean styles.

He performed and recorded his music in much of the Caribbean and the United States, and his music was in the repertoire of artists like Nelson Pinedo and La Sonora Matancera. At least two of his successes, "Se Va El Caimán (The Alligator Is Gone)" and "Me Voy Pa' Cataca (I'll Go To Cataca)" (later recorded by La Sonora Matancera as "I'll go to Havana"), are known worldwide. He distinguished himself for his spicy lyrics dual sense of humor, which was daring for its time, but moved the responsibility to the listener to interpret the equivocal.

Of humble origin, he began working in various trades: bricklayer, plumber, electrician. But then he began singing with guitar or tiple. The accordion come later, and fame came to him in 1941 when, inspired by a coastal legend, he wrote "El Hombre Caimán (The Man Cayman)" which later became known worldwide as "Se Va El Caimán (The Alligator Is Gone.") The reptile came to have a double political meaning, as incarnate heads of state known to be long-lasting, then go.

In his younger years he toured Colombia with the string quartet 'Peñaranda Y Sus Muchachos' accompanied by musicians Gabriel Garcia and barranquilleros Movilla, Abigail Salcedo Cassiani, Nicolas Ortiz and Jose De La Cruz.
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José María Peñaranda Discography

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SPL-143 Peñaranda Y Su Acordeón* 16 Grandes Exitos (LP, Album) Spanoramic SPL-143 US 1964 Sell This Version
SPL-148 Peñaranda Y Su Acordeón* Jugando Con Cleta(LP, Album) Spanoramic SPL-148 US 1964 Sell This Version
ODAK 02 Peñaranda* El Autentico Peñaranda En El Bronx(LP, Album) Odak Records ODAK 02 US 1966 Sell This Version
SPL-155 Peñaranda Y Su Acordeón* Mujer Candela(LP, Album) Spanoramic SPL-155 US 1966 Sell This Version
Odak 08 El Auténtico Peñaranda* Présteme Su Mujer (Peñaranda En Crotona Park)(LP, Album) Odak Records Odak 08 US 1967 Sell This Version
Filtro 500 Peñaranda* Despedida De Soltera (Shower Party)(LP, Album) Filtro (2) Filtro 500 US 1969 Sell This Version
Filtro 501 Peñaranda* '69(LP, Album) Filtro (2) Filtro 501 US 1969 Sell This Version
214 Peñaranda* Peñaranda En Serio(LP, Album) Boreal (2) 214 US 1970 Sell This Version
8016 José María Peñaranda Enamorado En Caracas(LP, Album) Discolando Records 8016 US 1972 Sell This Version
501, LP-501 José María Peñaranda Epoca De Oro De Peñaranda(LP, Album) Almendra, Almendra 501, LP-501 US 1975 Sell This Version
LP-87901026 Peñaranda* Y Aníbal Velásquez Peñaranda* Y Aníbal Velásquez - Juntos(LP, Album) Manoca Records LP-87901026 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
Peñaranda* Peñaranda En Candelandia (Album) Tropical (3) US Unknown Sell This Version
Peñaranda* Exitos De Peñaranda / Cantadas Por Peñaranda Adria US Unknown Sell This Version
LP-POB 11007 Peñaranda* Con El Conjunto "Los Peñaranda"* Peñaranda* Con El Conjunto "Los Peñaranda"* - El Polvo, Las Secretarias, El Zapatero, Y Otros Palos Bravos De Peñaranda(LP, Album) Popular (10) LP-POB 11007 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
RL-101 Aníbal Velásquez Y Su Conjunto, Carlos Román Y El Conjunto Ráfalo, Tito Avila Y La Orquesta Ráfalo*, José Ma. Peñaranda* Y El Conjunto De Mingo López Aníbal Velásquez Y Su Conjunto, Carlos Román Y El Conjunto Ráfalo, Tito Avila Y La Orquesta Ráfalo*, José Ma. Peñaranda* Y El Conjunto De Mingo López - La Rajita De Canela - 12 Exitos Bailables(LP, Album) Discos Rafalo RL-101 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
Illy 302 José María Peñaranda Donde estara penaranda(LP) Illy Illy 302 Unknown Sell This Version
222, BLP 222 Peñaranda* Sigue... Peñaranda En Serio Vol. 3(LP) Boreal (2), Boreal (2) 222, BLP 222 Unknown Sell This Version
FLP-1201 José María Peñaranda El Gato De La Viuda(LP, Album) Fenix Records FLP-1201 US Unknown Sell This Version
FELP-1212, TR 4601 El Auténtico Peñaranda* El Reloj Que Nunca Se Para(LP, Album) Fenix Records, Tropical (3) FELP-1212, TR 4601 US Unknown Sell This Version
L.P. 400218 Peñaranda* El Malicioso(LP) Delujo L.P. 400218 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
FLPS-0018 Peñaranda* Peñaranda In Stereo(LP, Album) Discos Fuentes FLPS-0018 US Unknown Sell This Version
ALMA-128 Peñaranda* Pa Las Muchachas Yo(LP, Album) Alma (3) ALMA-128 US Unknown Sell This Version
128 José María Peñaranda La Muchachita(LP, Album) Bravo (6) 128 US Unknown Sell This Version
FLP-113, LP-113 El Autentico Peñaranda* Caliente(LP, Album) Felipe Record Co., Felipe Record Co. FLP-113, LP-113 US Unknown Sell This Version
ODAK 09 José María Peñaranda Chistes Con El Autentico Peñaranda(LP, Album) Odak Records ODAK 09 US Unknown Sell This Version

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