• Erin Lassner

New release: Nelson Pinedo "Ahora me toca a mí..."

Colombian singer Nelson Pinedo was best known for his time with Cuban orchestra La Sonora Matancera, replacing Puerto Rican singer and Ansonia artist Daniel Santos as lead vocalist in the mid-1950s.

Nicknamed the "Admiral of Rhythm," he had the ability to sing everything from mambo to bolero, introducing Colombian rhythms such as porro and cumbia into La Sonora Matancera's repertoire.

In the 1960s, Pinedo recorded two albums for Ansonia, the first of which, "Ahora me toca a mí..." is now available for streaming and digital download.

Accompanying the tenor from Barranquilla, Colombia on this 1964 album are the Memo Salamanca Orchestra and Chucho Rodriguez Orchestra.

Wishing you a safe, healthy, joyous and abundant New Year!

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