Lecuona Cuban Boys

Profile:
The Lecuona Cuban Boys was a Cuban popular band during the 30's and 40's. The founder was Ernesto Lecuona. One of the most successful Cuban composers of all time. He did not actually play with the band. The core of the band was put together in 1931 as Orquesta Encanto. In 1934, during being on tour in Europe, Lecuona returned to Cuba and Armando Oréfiche took charge of the band in Europe. Ernesto gave them the gift of his name and the band became known as the Lecuona Cuban Boys. The band mostly had eleven members.

Members:
Armando Oréfiche (composer, arranger, pianist)
Ernesto 'Jaruco' Vázquez (trumpeter, guitarist, composer, arranger)
Adalberto 'Chiquito' Oréfiche (tenor sax and bongo)
Agustin Bruguera (timbales, conga, voice)
Gerardo Bruguera (tenor sax and clarinet)
Jesús Bertomeu (trombone)
Jorge Domínguez (alto sax, clarinet, violin)
Daniel González (alto sax, clarinet, violin)
Guillermo Hernández (guitar, tumba, guiro, maracas)
Enrique López Rivero (trumpet)
Alberto Rabagliatti (voice)
Fernando Díaz (trumpet)
Luis Escalante (trumpet)

The band toured throughout the world. During World War II the band went to Latin America and continued their touring there. After WWII there was a dispute within the band, which ended in a split. Armando Oréfiche left with a few members, and started the Havana Cuban Boys, whilst the rest stayed under the old name, based in New York until 1960. The Lecuona Cuban Boys continued to tour and finally retired in 1975.
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Lecuona Cuban Boys - Rumba And Conga Album, Volume 1 album art Lecuona Cuban Boys, Orquesta Antobal Lecuona Cuban Boys, Orquesta Antobal - Rumba And Conga Album, Volume 1 (Album) Columbia US 1937 Sell This Version
M14, 1091, 1092 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Lecuona Cuban Boys Band album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Band* Lecuona Cuban Boys Band(2xShellac, 10", Album) Majestic, Majestic, Majestic M14, 1091, 1092 US 1947 Sell This Version
Lecuona Cuban Boys - Sotto La Luna Cubana album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Sotto La Luna Cubana (Album) Columbia UK 1955 Sell This Version
CL-8039 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Los Lecuona Cuban Boys album art Los Lecuona Cuban Boys* Los Lecuona Cuban Boys(LP, Album) Odeon CL-8039 Cuba 1956 Sell This Version
ABC 1508 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Judokadanse Ceinture Cha Cha Cha album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Judokadanse Ceinture Cha Cha Cha(10", Album) ABC-Paramount ABC 1508 France 1958 Sell This Version
Lecuona Cuban Boys - Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban Boys album art The Lecuona Cuban Boys* Featuring Candido The Lecuona Cuban Boys* Featuring Candido - Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban Boys (Album) ABC-Paramount US 1959 Sell This Version
Lecuona Cuban Boys - The World Famous Lecuona Cuban Boys Play For Dancing album art Lecuona Cuban Boys The World Famous Lecuona Cuban Boys Play For Dancing (Album) ABC-Paramount US 1960 Sell This Version
660.260 MR Lecuona Cuban Boys - Lecuona Cuban Boys album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Lecuona Cuban Boys(10", Album) Fontana 660.260 MR France 1961 Sell This Version
ABC 1512 Lecuona Cuban Boys - The Lecuona Cuban Boys album art The Lecuona Cuban Boys* The Lecuona Cuban Boys(10", Album) ABC-Paramount, Vega ABC 1512 France 1962 Sell This Version
OLP 350 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Lecuona Cuban Boys Vol. II album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Lecuona Cuban Boys Vol. II(LP, Album) Odeon OLP 350 Venezuela 1963 Sell This Version
Lecuona Cuban Boys - Lecuona Cuban Boys album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Lecuona Cuban Boys (Album) Polydor Germany 1965 Sell This Version
SLPHM 7059 Lecuona Cuban Boys - La Nueva Lecuona Cuban Boys album art Lecuona Cuban Boys La Nueva Lecuona Cuban Boys(LP, Album) Polydor SLPHM 7059 Venezuela 1966 Sell This Version
18-1039 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Los Lecuona Cuban Boys album art Los Lecuona Cuban Boys* Los Lecuona Cuban Boys(LP, Album) Clave 18-1039 Spain 1967 Sell This Version
Lecuona Cuban Boys Los Auténticos Lecuona (Album) "X", RCA Vik Uruguay 1974 Sell This Version
GM L0005 Lecuona Cuban Boys Caliente(LP) ABC Westminster GM L0005 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
CD 0117 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Lecuona Cuban Boys album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Lecuona Cuban Boys(CD, Album) Egrem CD 0117 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
URL 702 Lecuona Cuban Boys - The Famous Lecuona Cuban Boys album art Lecuona Cuban Boys The Famous Lecuona Cuban Boys(LP) Odeon URL 702 Uruguay Unknown Sell This Version
Lecuona Cuban Boys - Viva Südamerika album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Viva Südamerika (Album) Baccarola Germany Unknown Sell This Version
R4J 7005 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Malaguena album art Los Lecuona Cuban Boys* Malaguena(LP, Album, Quad) RCA R4J 7005 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
LP-8026 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Frenesi Española album art Los Lecuona Cuban Boys* Frenesi Española(LP, Album, Mono) Premier (5) LP-8026 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
OLP-022 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Al Ritmo De La Lecuona Cuban Boy's album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Al Ritmo De La Lecuona Cuban Boy's(LP, Album, Mono) Odeon OLP-022 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
462 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Lecuona Cuban Boys album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Lecuona Cuban Boys(LP) Areito 462 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
SCLP 112 Lecuona Cuban Boys - Latin Goes Sweden! album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Latin Goes Sweden!(LP) Scan-Disc SCLP 112 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
SCLP 109 Lecuona Cuban Boys - All Night Long (Lecuona Cuban Boys In Sweden) album art Lecuona Cuban Boys All Night Long (Lecuona Cuban Boys In Sweden)(LP, Album) Scan-Disc SCLP 109 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
826.582 QY Lecuona Cuban Boys - Typical Sound album art Lecuona Cuban Boys Typical Sound(LP) Fontana 826.582 QY France Unknown Sell This Version

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