Celia Cruz

Real Name:
Ursula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad
Profile:
The "Queen Of Salsa":

Born : October 21, 1925 (for some sources : 1924 or 1929) in Havana, Cuba.
Died : July 16, 2003 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

The voice, charisma and talent of Celia Cruz have created one of the most impressive careers in all of music. Merely listing her accomplishments would require a book. Her more than 70 albums have yielded an unending harvest of gold and platinum records, and she has received more than a hundred awards from prestigious institutions around the world.
She received the first of her five Grammy Awards in 1989, and also won two Latin Grammy Awards. She received three doctorates Honoris Causa from Yale, Florida International University and Miami University.
Also appearing in 10 movies, most recently including "The Mambo Kings" and "The Perez Family".

Celia Cruz began singing in amateur contests at the age of 14, in her home city of Havana, Cuba. She studied music theory, piano and voice at the National Music Conservatory.

In 1950 she began singing with the conjunto La Sonora Matancera, and with that group she was a central figure in some of the most glorious chapters of Afro-Cuban music, recording a number of legendary songs, including "Yembe Laroco", "Yerbero Moderno", "Burundanga", and "Caramelo" by the end of the 1950's La Sonora Matancera was the most popular group in Cuba. Celia's alliance with them took her beyond the coast of Cuba and exported her talent to the world. While in the group she met Pedro Knight, at the time one of the band's two trumpeters. This relationship culminated in matrimony and lasted 42 years.
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SLP-28 Celia Cruz - Selecciones Favoritas De Celia Cruz album art Celia Cruz ,Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz ,Con La Sonora Matancera - Selecciones Favoritas De Celia Cruz (MiniAlbum, Album, Comp) Seeco SLP-28 Cuba 1950 Sell This Version
SLP-54 Celia Cruz - Celia Cruz album art Celia Cruz Celia Cruz(10", Album) Seeco SLP-54 US 1954 Sell This Version
SCLP 9067 Celia Cruz - Canta Celia Cruz (Celia Cruz Sings) album art Celia Cruz Canta Celia Cruz (Celia Cruz Sings) (Album) Seeco SCLP 9067 US 1956 Sell This Version
SCLP 9101 Celia Cruz - Cuba's Queen Of Rhythm album art Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* - Cuba's Queen Of Rhythm (Album) Seeco SCLP 9101 US 1958 Sell This Version
SCLP 9171 Celia Cruz - Su Favorita album art Celia Cruz Con Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Con Sonora Matancera* - Su Favorita (Album, Comp) Seeco SCLP 9171 US 1958 Sell This Version
SCLP 9136 Celia Cruz - La Incomparable Celia album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - La Incomparable Celia (Album) Seeco SCLP 9136 US 1958 Sell This Version
CELP-432, CELP432 Celia Cruz - Cuba's Foremost Rhythm Singer album art Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* - Cuba's Foremost Rhythm Singer (Album) Seeco, Seeco CELP-432, CELP432 US 1959 Sell This Version
25039 Celia Cruz - Reflexiones De Celia Cruz album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Reflexiones De Celia Cruz (Album) Seeco 25039 Mexico 1960 Sell This Version
SCLP 91920 Celia Cruz - La Dinamica! album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera* - La Dinamica! (Album) Seeco, Seeco SCLP 91920 US 1960 Sell This Version
SCLP-9215, SCLP 9215 Celia Cruz - Canciones Premiadas De Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Canciones Premiadas De Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera (Comp, Album) Seeco, Seeco SCLP-9215, SCLP 9215 US 1961 Sell This Version
SCLP 9227, SCLP-9227 Celia Cruz - México, Que Grande Eres album art Celia Cruz Acompañada Por Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Acompañada Por Sonora Matancera* - México, Que Grande Eres (Album) Seeco, Seeco SCLP 9227, SCLP-9227 US 1961 Sell This Version
SCLP 9246 Celia Cruz - La Tierna, Conmovedora, Bamboleadora album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - La Tierna, Conmovedora, Bamboleadora (Album) Seeco SCLP 9246 US 1963 Sell This Version
SSS-3001 Celia Cruz - Mi Diario Musical album art Celia Cruz Acompañada De La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Acompañada De La Sonora Matancera - Mi Diario Musical (Comp, Album) Seeco Sonic Sound Series, Seeco SSS-3001 Cuba 1963 Sell This Version
SCLP 9271 Celia Cruz - Sabor Y Ritmo De Pueblos album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Sabor Y Ritmo De Pueblos (Album) Seeco SCLP 9271 US 1964 Sell This Version
TRLP-5197 Celia Cruz - Con Amor album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Con Amor (Comp) Tropical (3) TRLP-5197 US 1964 Sell This Version
SCLP 9263 Celia Cruz - Canciones Que Yo Queria Haber Grabado Primero album art Celia Cruz Con Orquesta* Celia Cruz Con Orquesta* - Canciones Que Yo Queria Haber Grabado Primero (Album) Seeco SCLP 9263 US 1964 Sell This Version
SCLP-9267 Celia Cruz - Canciones Inolvidables album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Canciones Inolvidables (Album, Comp) Seeco SCLP-9267 US 1964 Sell This Version
SCLP 92860 Celia Cruz - El Nuevo Estilo De La Guarachera album art Celia Cruz El Nuevo Estilo De La Guarachera (Album) Seeco SCLP 92860 Venezuela 1965 Sell This Version
SCLP 9281 Celia Cruz - Homenaje A Los Santos Vol. 2 album art Celia Cruz Homenaje A Los Santos Vol. 2 (Album) Seeco SCLP 9281 US 1965 Sell This Version
LP1143, TRLP-1143 Celia Cruz - Son Con Guaguancó album art Celia Cruz Son Con Guaguancó (Album) Tico Records, Tico Records LP1143, TRLP-1143 US 1966 Sell This Version
(S)LP 1136, TRSLP-1136 Celia Cruz - Cuba Y Puerto Rico Son... album art Celia CruzTito Puente Celia CruzTito Puente - Cuba Y Puerto Rico Son... (Album) Tico Records, Tico Records (S)LP 1136, TRSLP-1136 US 1966 Sell This Version
LP-1164 Celia Cruz - ... A Ti México  album art Celia Cruz ... A Ti México (Album) Tico Records LP-1164 US 1967 Sell This Version
LP-1157, TRLP-1157 Celia Cruz - Bravo album art Celia Cruz Bravo (Album) Tico Records, Orfeon LP-1157, TRLP-1157 US 1967 Sell This Version
LPI-044 Celia Cruz - En 67' album art Celia Cruz Con Sonora De Memo Salamanca Y Juan Bruno Tarraza Y Su Orquesta Celia Cruz Con Sonora De Memo Salamanca Y Juan Bruno Tarraza Y Su Orquesta - En 67'(LP, Album, Ltd) Tico Records LPI-044 Mexico 1967 Sell This Version
2.085 Celia Cruz - La Excitante album art Celia Cruz La Excitante (Album) Tico Records 2.085 Argentina 1968 Sell This Version