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Biography

Los Hermanos Lebron
Otros nombres‎: ‎Lebron Brothers, Los Hermanos Lebron or Los Lebron …
Género(s)‎: ‎Salsa music‎; ‎Boogaloo‎; mambo cha …
Origen‎: ‎Aguadilla Puerto Rico

The Lebrón Rosa family was formed by the union of Francisco Lebrón Feliciano and Julia Rosa Sosa (mother of Pablo López Rosa) in Aguadilla (Puerto Rico), where they were born of this marriage Maria Antonia, José, Ángel and Carlos Enrique. They moved to New York in 1952, where Frank was born; Were educated in a purely musical environment, the father wrote tenths and in the family the majority were musicians and they played four and guitar, besides singing.

Pablo López, from childhood was distinguished by his voice, was born on June 30, 1937 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Already installed in New York, organizes a trio "The Three Coins" (1954). In 1962, José and Ángel formed their first band called Los Eltones. Pablo founded the Arecibeña Orchestra (1965). Pablo managed to have the owner of the club La Vega in Brooklyn, give them a chance to audition, is the time when José joins the Arecibeña as a pianist. In 1966 Ángel Lebrón and his Combo were formed, where his brother Carlos is the pianist.

The opportunity to record came from the hand of the businessman George Goldner, head of the Cotique label, thanks to the fact that he had agreed to listen to them live. As this meeting was important, Angel and Joseph asked their brother Pablo to accompany them in vocalization, to take advantage of his veteran and wonderful style. The brothers Ángel, José, Pablo and Carlos interpreted in their way and style, two boogaloos. It was Goldner who suggested that they be called The Lebron Brothers and asked them to prepare a complete album.

The album appeared in 1967 with the title of Psychodelic goes Latin, which included the success Summertime blues. Thanks to the overwhelming success of the first work, in 1968 they presented their second disc, The Brooklyn Bums, name of a famous equipment of baseball. They published nine songs with interpretations in English and Spanish. In 1969 the productions I Believe, (It will arrive) and Brother, (Pancho the Mad and Faith). Successes that catapulted internationally to the Latin American public, drawing a new musical horizon.

The boogaloo began to lose ground and Los Hermanos Lebrón reflected this change producing a record entirely in Spanish with the title of Come, contains the themes My failure, Your memories (Theme that achieved the recognition of Paul as a Great Bolerista).

BOOM …! SAUCE..…! Salsa

In the same year with the production of the album Salsa and Control, it was glimpsed success giving relevance and turning the term Salsa into a social phenomenon worldwide; Where the younger brother (Frank Lebron) makes his debut. Featuring the innovations of three chorus players (doubled), which gave him a true seal of distinction. In the boleros, they looked for the traditional sound of the Puerto Rican trios.

In 1971 the brothers Pablo, José, Ángel, Carlos and Frank Lebrón published with the seal Fania Picadillo to the Criolla, album of which the success was emphasized Temperature. In 1972 they published In the union is the Force that included the hit Dulzura. Starting in January 1981, there was a four-year break in solidarity with Pablo. In 1985 they returned to the recording studios with vocalist Frankie Morales and produced Salsa Lebrón. They recorded the album El Boso (1988), singing José, Ángel and Carlos Lebrón. In that same year the album was recorded Loco por Ti, which contains the classic Que Pena.

The Brothers hire vocalist Luisito Ayala, who stayed for more than three years. The musical work The Mystic was published in 1998, in which they stand out Olvidarla, 3am and confirmation (Composition of Frank Lebrón).

The Lebrón Brothers had the privilege of paying a tribute in life to Pablo (the Mayor) in the city of Cali-Colombia, on December 28, 2006 at the Jorge Isaacs Theater. This act allowed the production of the DVD, titled Family Affair 4 + 1 + 1. In 2013 they joined the record label Codiscos, which distributes the CD What You Do Here, to the satisfaction of its followers.

The unity of the Brothers José, Ángel, Carlos and Frank Lebrón, is a testimony of Family. The dexterity and inclusion of modern rhythms in his compositions, are the fruit of his permanent success.

Discography
Psychedelic Goes Latin 1967 Boso
The Brooklyn Bums 1968 Fania/Cotique
I Believe 1969 Fania/Cotique
Brothers 1970 Fania/Cotique
Salsa y Control 1970 Fania/Cotique
Llegamos 1970 Fania/Cotique
Pablo 1971 Fania/Cotique
Picadillo a la Criolla 1971 Fania/Cotique
El La Union Esta La Fuerza 1972 Fania/Cotique
Asunto de Familia 1973 Fania/Cotique
Lebron 4 + 1 1974 Fania/Cotique
Distinto y Diferente 1976 Fania/Cotique
10th Aniversario 1977 Fania/Cotique
The New Horizon 1978 Fania/Cotique
La Ley 1980 Fania/Cotique
Hot Stuff (Lebron) 1980 Fania/Cotique
Criollo 1981 Fania/Cotique
Salsa Lebron 1986 Caiman Records
El Boso 1988 EAR
Cuidala 1989 Exclusivo
Paraiso con los Lebron… 1990 astroson Records
Lo Mejor 1992 Fania/Cotique
Ahora Te Toca A Ti… 1995 Boso Records
Lo Mistico… 1996 Fania/Cotique
35th Anniversary 2002 Exclusivo Records
Made in Colombia 2004 Exclusivo Records
40th Anniversary vol.1 2006 Exclusivo Records
40th Anniversary vol.2 2007 Exclusivo Records

Members
Jose Lebron - Piano, Vocals, Composition, Arrangement and Choir
Angel Lebron - Bass, Vocals, Composition, Arrangement
Carlos Lebron - Bongo, Percussionist, Bell, Vocals, Composition
Frank Lebron - Conga, Percussionist
Pablo Lebron - Vocals

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