One of the near legendary Audi-Book series compiled by Toyo Nakamura, Japan's most respected music journalist who died in 2011. Long out of print, a few copies have recently surfaced. The Audi-book label was active between 1989 and 1997 and was mostly compiled fromToyo's extensive collection of 78s and LPs. This is a digi-pack style CD with notes written by Toyo Nakamuta. Released to coincide with an exhibition at the Musashino Art University Museum and Library called, The Century of Popular Music, Tracing the Dynamism of 20th Century Popular Music Through the Toyo Nakamura Collection. This CD is compiled from rare 78s and LPs of early rumba masterpieces.
1. Marta / Don Barreto 2. Beguin-Biguine / Don Barreto 3. Nella / Don Barreto 4. Melody's Bar / Don Barreto 5. Buscando Millonarias / Rico's Creole Band 6. Lemaento Esclavo / Rico's Creole Band 7. Biguine Amoureuse / Rico's Creole Band 8. Ali-Baba / Oscar Calle 9. Shanghai / Oscar Calle 10. Pour Mettre Un Peu D'Entrain /Heriberto 11. See-Saw / Heriberto 12. Triguenita / Don Barreto 13. Lamento Cubano / Don Barreto 14. Cubanella / Don Barreto 15. Tristessa / Don Barreto 16. Bellita / Don Barreto 17. La Comparsa / Don Barreto 18. Canto Caribe / Rico's Creole Band 19. Vision De Venus / Rico's Creole Band 20. La Sitierra / Rico's Creole Band 21. Como Una Rosa / Rico's Creole Band 22. Luna Lunera / Rico's Creole Band