La Sonora Matancera

La Sonora Matancera

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Initially known as "Septeto Soprano", this Cuban group, created in 1924, adapted its name to "La Sonora Matancera" in 1932. From 1949 to 1950, Myrta Silva (a.k.a. "La Gorda De Oro") was the lead singer in this legendary Cuban salsa-group. Later, on August 3, 1950, Celia Cruz replaced Myrta Silva, who had returned to her native Puerto Rico. Celia Cruz left the group in 1965 only to be re-united 17 years later at a concert at Madison Square Gardens as a tribute to her.
After Rogelio Martínez died in 2001, it was the end of La Sonora Matancera.

La Sonora Matancera has been called, by the Guinness Book of World Records, "The group with the longest duration."

Not to be confused with Conjunto Gloria Matancera (with whom they kind of competed, coming from the same town: Matanzas) or Sonora Gloria Matancera.
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La Sonora Matancera Discography

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SLP-14 La Sonora Matancera Los Decanos Del Ritmo Criollo(10") Seeco SLP-14 US 1952 Sell This Version
SLP-34 La Sonora Matancera Encores De Sonora Matancera(10") Seeco SLP-34 US 1953 Sell This Version
SLP-55 La Sonora Matancera Desfile Estelar(LP, Album) Seeco SLP-55 US 1954 Sell This Version
La Sonora Matancera Una Noche En Caracas (One Night In Caracas) (Album) Seeco US 1955 Sell This Version
Nelson Pinedo Con La Sonora Matancera Nelson Pinedo Con La Sonora Matancera - Canta Nelson Pinedo (Nelson Pinedo Sings) (Album) Seeco US 1956 Sell This Version
Sonora Matancera* Los Invita A Bailar (Invites You To Dance) (Album, Comp) Seeco, Tropical (3) US 1957 Sell This Version
Sonora Matancera's* Sonora Matancera's Parade Of Stars (Album, Comp) Gold Series (3), Gold Series (3) US 1957 Sell This Version
SCLP 9100 Carlos Argentino Con La Sonora Matancera Carlos Argentino Con La Sonora Matancera - Sings(LP, Album) Seeco SCLP 9100 US 1957 Sell This Version
La Sonora Matancera Ahí Viene La Sonora Matancera (Here Comes Sonora Matancera) (Album) Seeco Costa Rica 1958 Sell This Version
Nelson Pinedo Con La Sonora Matancera Nelson Pinedo Con La Sonora Matancera - El Ritmico Nelson (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz Con Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Con Sonora Matancera* - Su Favorita (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
La Sonora Matancera Navidades Con La Sonora (Christmas Time With Sonora Matancera) (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
Bienvenido Granda Con La Sonora Matancera Bienvenido Granda Con La Sonora Matancera - Grandes Éxitos De Bienvenido Granda (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
La Sonora Matancera Grandes Éxitos De Sonora Matancera (Great Hits Of Sonora Matancera) (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* - Cuba's Queen Of Rhythm (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - La Incomparable Celia (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
Vicentico Valdés Con La Sonora Matancera Vicentico Valdés Con La Sonora Matancera - Vicentico Valdés Con La Sonora Matancera (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
Leo Marini Con La Sonora Matancera Leo Marini Con La Sonora Matancera - "Reminiscencias" (Reminiscing) (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
SCLP-9122, TRLP-5134 Daniel Santos Con La Sonora Matancera Daniel Santos Con La Sonora Matancera - Grandes Exitos De Daniel Santos(LP, Album) Seeco, Tropical (3) SCLP-9122, TRLP-5134 US 1958 Sell This Version
SCLP-9157 La Sonora Matancera Navidades Con La Sonora (Christmas Time With Sonora Matancera)(LP, Album) Seeco SCLP-9157 US 1958 Sell This Version
SCLP 9127 Carlos Argentino Con La Sonora Matancera Carlos Argentino Con La Sonora Matancera - Yo Canto Para Ti (I Sing For You)(LP, Album) Seeco SCLP 9127 US 1958 Sell This Version
La Sonora Matancera Con Daniel Santos La Sonora Matancera Con Daniel Santos - Sonora Matancera's Spotlights (Presenta) (Album) Seeco, Tropical (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* - Cuba's Foremost Rhythm Singer (Album) Celebrity Series, Celebrity Series US 1959 Sell This Version
SCLP-9172 Carlos Argentino Con La Sonora Matancera Carlos Argentino Con La Sonora Matancera - El Inimitable(LP, Album) Seeco SCLP-9172 US 1959 Sell This Version
La Sonora Matancera Canta Celio Gonzalez* La Sonora Matancera Canta Celio Gonzalez* - La Sonora Matancera... Llegó (Album) Seeco Gold Series, Seeco US 1959 Sell This Version

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MamboMadness

MamboMadness

August 27, 2015
It was Myrta Silva (a.k.a. "La Gorda De Oro") who finally convinced the leader of this orchestra, Rogelio Martinez to permit Celia Cruz as a replacement since she was returning back to Puerto Rico to start her own television program. Initially they didn't want her because of her skin color, imagine that!

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