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Portuondo, Omara / Flor De Amor
Album:Flor De Amor Collection:World
Artist:Portuondo, Omara Added:Jul 2004
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-08-09 Pull Date:2004-10-10 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 10Sep 26Sep 19Sep 12Sep 5Aug 29Aug 22Aug 15

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 14, 2022:At the Cafe Bohemian (rebroadcast from Jun 14, 2017)
Habanera Ven
4.Mar 19, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Jun 14, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
Habanera Ven
5.Mar 08, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Alma De Roca
3.Aug 15, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Oct 14, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Casa Calor

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-03 
Nonesuch, 2004

Oh, this is just yummy. The legendary Cuban singer is now 74 years old but still on top of her game. Her thin but charming voice is full of nostalgic romanticism, and the music is equally retro, bringing to mind the casinos of Cuba before the revolution without sounding like a throwback. If you like romantic lounge-y music a la Henri Salvador, you’ll love this.

Every track a winner! Fo’s picks: 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12

1. rich & romantic, midtempo, an old “exotica” classic from the 1940s
2, 6, 13. lovely and relaxed: guitars, string orch., and sexy backing vox
3. like the above, but midtempo with clarinets, upbeat ending with trumpet
4, 5, 9. more upbeat and rhythmic; orchestra feels more intimate too
7. upbeat bounce with tight duet vocal, very nice guitar solo
8. ooooooooh… just voice and tres: midtempo nostalgia, very “Buena Vista”
10. gorgeous upbeat ballad with accordion & strings, prominent bass
11. gentle, playful rhythm and a bit of electric piano for a different texture
12. steady midtempo w/ gently rolling rhythm, piano & clarinet combo
14. a melancholy midnight melody, nice clarinet & vibes

[ Fo ] – 8/3/2004

Track Listing
1.Tabu 8.Amorosa Guajira
2.Amor De Mis Amores 9.Habanera Ven
3.Alma De Roca 10.Si Llego a Besarte
4.Mueve La Cintura Mulato 11.Flor De Amor
5.Junto a Un Canaveral 12.Juramento
6.Hermosa Habana 13.He Venido a Decirte
7.El Madrugador 14.Casa Calor