2 '77 on Salsoul. Papaíto's solo debut was Robert Torres presenta a su amigo: Papaíto '79, the first of four hugely successful LPs on SAR; Papaíto '80 incl. memorable version of Cuban classic "Aprietala En El Rincon," both these with trumpet-led conjunto occasionally augmented by violin and flute: Papaíto Rinde Homenaje A Abelardo Barroso '80 used a charanga augmented by tres, was tribute to Cuban vocalist Barroso (1905-1972); it is regarded as one of his best. Switched back to conjunto for Papaíto '82, Para Mis Amigos '84. Made SAR All Stars Recorded Live In Club Ochentas, Album 2 '81 and SAR All Stars Interpretan A Rafael Hernández '81 with SAR All Stars; he also appeared with various SAR roster stars on El Cañonazo de la SAR! '84.
Sessioned on recordings on SAR and other labels by Linda Leida, Henry Fiol, ex-Septeto Nacional singer Alfredo Valdés, his son Alfredo Valdés Jr. and Peruvian singer/ composer Melcochita. He sang lead on one track of the Caimán All Stars' Descarga Brava 2000! '99 as a prelude to making a major comeback with his own solo album on Caimán in 2000. Made solo UK debut '87, returned Nov. '93 as a member of La Sonora Matancera. John Child (@descarga.com) Read more on Last.fm.
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