Edmundo P. Zaldivar - Carnavalitos

Edmundo P. Zaldivar seems to be a a deeply revered purveyor of the celebratory Andean-Argentinian folksong known as the Carnavalito. At least, that’s what I think the back cover says. I personally have a deep love for Andean melodies, and was more than a little pleased with the magic of the arrangements herein. The occasional addition of piano, violin, dulcimer(?) & bassoon(?) seems to offer a charming, otherworldly sense of surprise to the sound of Zaldivar’s wonderful conjunto. Spanish/English bilterates, if any of you have the time & energy, I would truly love to know what these cover notes are telling us. Just found this luminous treasure for only 3 bucks a few weeks back. !0″ microgroove. Year unknown. 320 rip by yours truly. Enjoy.

Release Information
Year: 195x.
Country: Argentina .
Label: Pampa.
01 El HumahuaqueƱo
02 Palomitay
03 Gallito Ciego
04 MaƱana al Alba
05 Carnavalito
06 Albahaquita
07 Soy Carnaval
08 Cholita
Comments (9)

9 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    wow. this is beautiful.
    thanks a bunch!

  2. Flash Strap says:

    I have listened to this one hundred times since you dropped it. Thank you. It is so good.

  3. nicholab says:

    hey, great to hear it! this one’s a real favorite over here, too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Anon: It needs to log in – so not very useful if you don’t have an account …

    Ghost do you have a scan/pic of the B-Side as well? At your site is the pic of the A-Side twice …

    Thanks in advance!

    And thank you very much for the Edmundo – great piece of musica!

  5. Holly says:

    Oh, Nick! I’d put this off to the side, so to speak- what a mistake. Mea culpa.

    This is juat amazing. Thank you so much for all the care you put into the transfer.

  6. nonMy family moved to Montevideo, Uruguay in 1958 when I was about 2 and we stayed there for 4 great years. My parents collected a number of records and musical instruments from several South American countries, and Carnavalitos is a firm family favourite. I have just been transferring it to CD so we all have a copy of this beautiful music which I have loved since they bought it new between ’58 and ’62.

    You mention a Dulcimer, but it sounds more like metal plates than strings to me, so I am pretty sure it is a Celeste, or Keyboard Bells/Glockenspiel. We still have a Charango in very poor condition, this is the high pitched instrument which sounds like a mandolin. Ours, like many, has a back made from the shell of an Armadillo.

  7. Mathilda says:

    Apparently the link is down! I’m looking forward to hear this, could you please re-upload? thanks so much!!

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