Classic Cuban comic duets
Edgar Soberon Torchia | Republic of Panama | 04/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Duo integrated by Cuban comic actors Leopoldo Fernández (Pototo) and Aníbal del Mar (Filomeno), who had successful careers from the 1940's to the 1980's in films and television and on stage. This collection of hits that date from the late 1950's was made in Miami, Florida, without credits, and probably from a vinyl copy. It includes funny classics like "Carta de mamita", "Boniatillo" and "Ahorita va a llové"."
Cuban Comedy in Song
A. Caminas-Muina | Gainesville, FL United States | 12/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pototo Y Filomeno started their Cuban radio show in Havana in the 1940's. As they gained popularity, they went on to make movies and eventually two albums, one of them being this one. Recorded in Cuba in 1956, this album on the Puchito label won the gold record of 1956 and its songs were featured in the 1957 film "Ole Cuba". Leopoldo Fernandez and Anibal del Mar were masters of their craft. Forced to leave the island in the early 60's, they transferred to Miami where they continued to work together in theater and recordings. Anibal del Mar eventually retired from comedy, but Leopoldo Fernandez continued his television show in Miami and Puerto Rico. He died in 1985 in Miami. This CD release i must say lacks sound quality. Having the original LP's, the difference in sound is very apparent. The LP sounds much better than the CD. Still, it's a good buy for the price, and the LP's are hard to find. A good buy overall if you enjoy Cuban comedy."