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Benny More


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Benny More (sometimes Benny Moré, Benny Moré or Beny More) (August 24, 1919 – February 19, 1963) is considered by many fans of Cuban music as the greatest Cuban singer of all time.
He was gifted with an innate musicality and fluid tenor voice which he colored and phrased with great expressivity. Moré was a master all the genres of Cuban music, including , , guaracha, , , afro, canción, guaguancó, and .

The eldest of eighteen children, Moré was born in Santa Isabel de las Lajas in the former province of Las Villas in central Cuba. In 1936, at age seventeen, he left Las Lajas for Havana. His first breakthrough was winning a radio competition. He then joined Trío Matamoros (later known as Conjunto Matamoros, with which he remained several years, making a number of recordings.

In 1945 Moré went with Conjunto Matamoros to Mexico, where he performed in two of the most famous cabarets of the age, the Montparnasse and the Río Rosa. He made several recordings. Conjunto Matamoros returned to Havana, while Moré remained in Mexico, where he made several recordings for RCA Victor, together with the orchestra of Mariano Mercerón: “Me voy pal pueblo” y “Desdichado”. He also recorded with Perez Prado: “Bonito y sabroso”, “Mucho corazón”, “Pachito el che”, and “Ensalada de mambo”. He also recorded “Dolor carabalí”, which Moré considered his best composition recorded with Pérez Prado, and one he never wanted to re-record.


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  • lluisleo305

    Beny more fue el mejor cantante que alla existido en cuba ,su musica siempre esta presente

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
  • MarvinLapsus

    Ese gran ídolo de la música cubana...

    6 Jan 2009 Reply

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