Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz

Real Name:
Ursula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso
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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Celia Cruz Discography

Albums

SLP-54 Celia Cruz Celia Cruz(10") Seeco Records SLP-54 US 1954 Sell This Version
SCLP 9067 Celia Cruz Canta Celia Cruz (Celia Cruz Sings) (Album) Seeco Records SCLP 9067 US 1956 Sell This Version
SCLP 9124 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Grandes Exitos De Celia Cruz (Album, Comp) Seeco Records SCLP 9124 US 1958 Sell This Version
SCLP-9101 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Cuba's Queen Of Rhythm (Album) Seeco Records SCLP-9101 US 1958 Sell This Version
SCLP 9136 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - La Incomparable Celia (Album) Seeco Records SCLP 9136 US 1958 Sell This Version
CELP 432 Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Accompanied By Sonora Matancera* - Cuba's Foremost Rhythm Singer(LP, Album) Seeco Records CELP 432 US 1958 Sell This Version
SCLP-91710 Celia Cruz Con Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Con Sonora Matancera* - Su Favorita (Album) Seeco Records SCLP-91710 US 1959 Sell This Version
SCLP-9200 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Reflexiones De Celia Cruz Seeco Records SCLP-9200 US 1960 Sell This Version
SCLP-9192 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera* - La Dinamica! (Album) Seeco Records SCLP-9192 US 1960 Sell This Version
SCLP-9215 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Canciones Premiadas De Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera (Album, Comp) Seeco Records SCLP-9215 US 1961 Sell This Version
SCLP 9246 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - La Tierna, Conmovedora, Bamboleadora (Album) Seeco Records SCLP 9246 US 1962 Sell This Version
SSS-3001 Celia Cruz Acompañada De La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Acompañada De La Sonora Matancera - Mi Diario Musical (Album) Seeco Records SSS-3001 Cuba 1963 Sell This Version
SCLP 9263 Celia Cruz With Orchestra Rene Hernandez Celia Cruz With Orchestra Rene Hernandez - Canciones Que Yo Queria Haber Grabado Primero(LP, Album) Seeco Records SCLP 9263 US 1964 Sell This Version
TRLP-5197 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 9269 Celia Cruz Homenaje A Los Santos (Album) Seeco Records SCLP 9269 US 1964 Sell This Version
SCLP-9267 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Canciones Inolvidables(LP, Album) Seeco Records SCLP-9267 US 1964 Sell This Version
SCLP-9281 Celia Cruz Homenaje A Los Santos Vol. 2 (Album) Seeco Records SCLP-9281 US 1965 Sell This Version
SCLP 9286 Celia Cruz El Nuevo Estilo De La Guarachera(LP, Album, Mono) Seeco Records SCLP 9286 US 1965 Sell This Version
SLP-1136 Tito Puente & Celia Cruz Tito Puente & Celia Cruz - Cuba Y Puerto Rico Son... (Album) Tico Records SLP-1136 US 1966 Sell This Version
1246 Celia Cruz, Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz, Sonora Matancera* - Celia Cruz (LP, Album, Promo, RE) Seeco Records 1246 Mexico 1966 Sell This Version
SLP-1143 Celia Cruz Son Con Guaguancó(LP, Album) Tico Records SLP-1143 US 1966 Sell This Version
SCLP 9271 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Sabor Y Ritmo De Pueblos (Album) Seeco Records SCLP 9271 US 1964 Sell This Version
TRLP-1157 Celia Cruz Bravo (Album) Tico Records TRLP-1157 US 1967 Sell This Version
1252 Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Cuba's Foremost Rhythm Singer(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Seeco Records 1252 Mexico 1967 Sell This Version
LPS-044 Celia Cruz 67'(LP, Album) Tico Records LPS-044 Mexico 1967 Sell This Version