The Essential Compay Segundo

[Manteca MANTDBL5014]

Oh this is just so good, a double CD with 31 tracks of his original Cuban recordings that date wise cover 1956 to 1990.

Over half the tracks were written by him under his real name Francisco Repilado and what a way to start, with the sublime ' Chan Chan '. When he passed away aged 95, in 2003, Omara Portuodo said that Compay Segundo meant as much to Cuban Music as the national flag does to the Cuban people. Wonderful Graham Radley