PLEASE NOTE: If we link out to a site and you buy something there, we make money off of that. Everyone online does that, the difference is we love you. For why we have to specify this, click here.

#TrackoftheDay: “El Tambor de la Alegría”

The recent release of this album, Ritmo, is under the name of just the bandleader, Generoso “Tojo” Jiménez. But the original 1957 release was released from “Tojo y su orquesta (Tojo and His Orchestra).” So that’s what we’re going with. Also, the full title also includes “(Tamborito)” tacked on the end, to indicate the style of song. And lastly, the song features Cachao, a frequent collaborator with Tojo, and credited by Wikipedia (which is always right) as “co-creator of the mambo.” I mean…that’s a helluva thing to have on a CV.