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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Celia Cruz Discography Tracks

Albums

SLP-54 Celia Cruz - Celia Cruz album art Celia Cruz Celia Cruz(10") Seeco SLP-54 US 1954 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Santero - Afro Cult Music album art Various Featuring Celia Cruz, Mercedes Váldes*, Coro Yoruba, Tambores De Batá* Various Featuring Celia Cruz, Mercedes Váldes*, Coro Yoruba, Tambores De Batá* - Santero - Afro Cult Music (Album) Panart Cuba 1957 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Su Favorita album art Celia Cruz Con Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Con Sonora Matancera* - Su Favorita (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
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 US 1958 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - La Incomparable Celia album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - La Incomparable Celia (Album) Seeco US 1958 Sell This Version
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 US 1959 Sell This Version
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, Comp) Seeco US 1960 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - La Dinamica! album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera* Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera* - La Dinamica! (Album) Seeco US 1960 Sell This Version
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 US 1962 Sell This Version
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 Cuba 1963 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Con Amor album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Con Amor (Comp) Tropical (3) US 1964 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Canciones Inolvidables album art Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera - Canciones Inolvidables (Album, Comp) Seeco US 1964 Sell This Version
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 US 1964 Sell This Version
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 US 1964 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Homenaje A Los Santos Vol. 2 album art Celia Cruz Homenaje A Los Santos Vol. 2 (Album) Seeco US 1965 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - El Nuevo Estilo De La Guarachera album art Celia Cruz El Nuevo Estilo De La Guarachera (Album) Seeco Venezuela 1965 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Celia Cruz Son Con Guaguancó album art Celia Cruz Celia Cruz Son Con Guaguancó (Album) Tico Records, Tico Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Cuba Y Puerto Rico Son... album art Tito Puente & Celia Cruz Tito Puente & Celia Cruz - Cuba Y Puerto Rico Son... (Album) Tico Records, Tico Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Bravo album art Celia Cruz Bravo (Album) Tico Records, Orfeon US 1967 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - ... A Ti México  album art Celia Cruz ... A Ti México (Album) Tico Records 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
Celia Cruz - Serenata Guajira  album art Celia Cruz Serenata Guajira (Album) Tico Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - La Excitante album art Celia Cruz La Excitante (Album) Tico Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Quimbo Quimbumbia album art Celia Cruz & Tito Puente Celia Cruz & Tito Puente - Quimbo Quimbumbia (Album) Tico Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz - Etc. Etc. Etc. album art Celia Cruz Etc. Etc. Etc. (Album) Tico Records US 1970 Sell This Version