La Sonora Matancera

Also known as Conjunto Tropicavana, Orquesta La Sonora Matancera, Sonora Mantancera, Sonora Matancera, Sonora Matancera, The
Members of La Sonora Matancera: Alberto Beltrán, Angel Alfonso Furias, Bienvenido Granda, Calixto Leicea, Carlos Argentino, Celia Cruz, Daniel Santos, Javier Vasquez, José Rosario Chávez, Justo Betancourt, Lino Frias, Myrta Silva, Pedro Knight, Rogelio Martínez, Sonora Matancera

Discography of La Sonora Matancera:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 100% Azucar! The Best Of Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera 19 Audio 1997 Rhino Entertainment Company
2 Su Favorita 12 Audio 1999-00-00 Seeco Tropical
3 El Muñeco De La Ciudad / Corazon Sin Puerto 2 Audio T.K.
4 El Negrito Del Batey 2 Audio 1954 Seeco Records
5 Baile Con La Sonora Matancera 12 Audio 1990 Seeco Tropical
6 Los Reyes Del Baile 40 Audio 1998 Seeco Tropical
7 Cuba's Queen Of Rhythm 12 Audio 1958 Seeco Records
8 Grandes Exitos De Celia Cruz 12 Audio 1958 Seeco Records
9 Mas Exitos De Sonora Matancera 12 Audio 1959 Sonodisc
10 Los Ultimos De Celio Gonzalez 12 Audio 1960 Seeco Records
11 La Tierna, Conmovedora, Bamboleadora 11 Audio 1962 Seeco Records
12 Un Brindis Musical 12 Audio 1967 Seeco Records
13 Sarara 12 Audio 1977 Seeco Records
14 Album Aniversario De La Sonora Matancera 10 Audio 1975 Seeco Records
15 Canciones Premiadas De Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera 12 Audio 1989 Palladium Latin Jazz & Dance Records
16 Sabor Y Ritmo De Pueblos 12 Audio 1967 Seeco Records
17 Celia Cruz Y La Sonora Matancera 10 Audio 1980 Orfeon
18 Sonora Matancera II 12 Audio 1979
19 La Guarachera De Cuba 20 Audio 1998 Tumbao Cuban Classics
20 Gran Baile Con La Sonora Matancera 12 Audio
21 Celebrando Con La Sonora Matancera 65 Aniversario 15 Audio 1989 Seeco Records
22 La Pachanga 4 Audio
23 Ahi Viene La Sonora Matancera 12 Audio 1958 Seeco Records
24 Ahi Viene 12 Audio Palladium Latin Jazz & Dance Records
25 La Sonora Matancera... Llegó 12 Audio Seeco Records
26 Vicentico Valdés Con La Sonora Matancera 12 Audio Seeco Records
27 Por Tu Puerta No Paso Mas 2 Audio 1959 Seeco Records
28 La Pitita 2 Audio 1959-05-15 Seeco Records
29 Mi Diario Musical 12 Audio 1963 Seeco Records
30 Su Favorita 12 Audio 1959 Seeco Records
31 En Tu Busca 10 Audio 1978 Ansonia
32 Celia Cruz 12 Audio 1977 GIP
33 La Incomparable Celia 12 Audio 1958 Seeco Records
34 La Dinamica! 12 Audio 1960 Seeco Records
35 Canciones Premiadas De Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera 12 Audio 1961 Seeco Records
36 Sus Grandes Exitos 12 Audio 1983 Panart
37 Duelo Musical 11 Audio Tropical (3)
38 Nuevos Exitos Con La Sonora Matancera 10 Audio 1978 Orfeon
39 Nuevos Exitos Con La Sonora Matancera 10 Audio 1978
40 Nuevos Exitos Con La Sonora Matancera 10 Audio 1978 Orfeon
41 El Unico 10 Audio 1961 Tropical
42 La Dinamica! 12 Audio Seeco Records
43 Asombro / La Esquina Del Movimiento 2 Audio Seeco Records
44 La Pachanga 2 Audio
45 Sonora Matancera 12 Audio 1973 Ansonia
46 Algo Especial Por La Sonora Matancera 12 Audio 1990 Palladium Latin Jazz & Dance Records
47 Los Invita A Bailar 12 Audio 1962 Tropical (3)
48 Reminiscencias (Reminiscing) 14 Audio
49 El Unico 10 Audio 1991 Seeco Records
50 La Dinamica! 12 Audio 1986 Palladium Latin Jazz & Dance Records


Initially known as "Septeto Soprano", the group adapted its name to "La Sonora Matancera" in 1932. From 1949 to 1950, Myrta Silva (a.k.a. "La Gorda De Oro") was the lead singer in this legendary Cuban salsa-group. Later, on August 3, 1950, Celia Cruz replaced Myrta Silva, who had returned to her native Puerto Rico. Celia Cruz left the group in 1965 only to be re-united 17 years later at a concert at Madison Square Gardens as a tribute to her.

La Sonora Matancera has been called, by the Guinness Book of World Records, "The group with the longest duration."


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