Thursday, May 9, 2013
I made a post regarding Pacho Alonso Y Su Pachucos and graphic designer Noelvis in late 2012. Recently, I’ve photographed and recorded many Cuban 45’s to post here soon. As I go through my collection of Cuban records I am slowly but surely making note of graphic designers for each release when credited. The Los Barba 45 is one of the first rock-related Cuban releases I really fell in love with and the cover is designed by Noelvis. While going through a stack of recent arrivals to record, I noticed an Omara Portuondo 45 I hadn’t listened to yet. However, I noticed right away that the Omara lettering on the front is the exact same twig-style as Los Tainos’s self-titled LP. I have to assume it’s designed by Noelvis, though she is not credited on the back. Like many Cuban albums, the graphic designer is not credited. I feel it’s safe to say it’s her work at this point due to the twig-style lettering similarities.
While there are prolific poster designers like Eduardo MuÃ±oz Bachs (1937-2001), who even designed LP album art (Ã‘ico Rojas | De Cuba La Amistad Y mi Canto), I wonder if there are album designers that carry such status.
So far, I’ve found the following releases with design credited to Noelvis:
Pacho Alonso Y Sus Pachucos Upa Upa LP [Areito, LDS-3417]
Los Van Van s/t LP [Areito, LDS-3425]
Los Llamas s/t LP [Areito, LDS-3430]
Grupo Monumental, La Monumental LP [Areito, LD-3532]
Los Brito s/t LP [Areito, LD-3591]
Los Bucaneros s/t LP [Areito, LD-3288]
Los Tainos s/t LP [Areito, LD-3650]
Los Barba 45 [Areito, EPA-6221]
Omara Portuondo 45 [Areito, EPA-6235]
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Ricardo Eddy Martinez Y Expreso Rimico – Yeye Son / Este Tumbao [Areito, 45-7043]
Before I landed a copy of Ricardo Eddy Martinez’s funk masterpiece Expreso Ritmico, I had to sit tight with the Yeye Son / Este Tumbao 45. It is time to share a little bit of that special album from one of the 45’s containing tracks on the LP.