It is with pleasure, then, that Killer Opening Songs plays the same trick as last week and uploads two tracks instead of one. The reason is the same. Lecuona left a wealth of recordings behind but unfortunately they were not collected in a logical and coherent way, as he would have liked them to appear in his albums (methinks). So, I have taken the liberty (as I did with Chopin) of selecting which songs would make good introductory tracks, in short, which melodies would make a couple of good Killer Opening Songs.
Chucho and Bebo Valdéz, Father and Son - La Comparsa (Please, keep your hankies nearby as this clip is an emotional roller-coaster, especially for Cubans who have seen their families split due to the stupid politics of two governments that have carried out an embargo in their own peculiar way against an innocent population. I have seen this clip countless of times and yet my eyes always water at the sight of father and son playing together despite the political differences between the US and Cuba.)
Thomas Tirino - Malagueña (This a superb execution of one of Cuban classical music's better known songs)