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Richard Egües

fl, p, 1924-2006 CU, Cruces
Latin
A.k.a. Eduardo Egües Martinez

Richard Egües, nicknamed "la flauta mágica" (the magic flute), (October 26, 1923 - September 1, 2006) was a Cuban flautist and musician, one of the country's most famous artists. Egües was a member of the Orquesta Aragón band which he joined in 1953. He was also a strong supporter of the Cuban Revolution. A few days before he died, Richard Egües stated "I would give my life for him", referring to the Cuban President Fidel Castro, who was very sick at the time.

     
Instruments
  • Flute
  • Piano
Genres
  • Latin
  • World
  • Folk
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
El bodeguero on El Bodeguero by Orquesta Aragón
Sabrosona on Charanga De La 4 by Charanga De La 4
El Bodeguero on Richard Egües & Friends: Cuban Sessions by Richard Egües
Maloja on El Bodeguero by Orquesta Aragón
Angoa on Richard Egües & Friends: Cuban Sessions by Richard Egües
El bodeguero on Esperando la invasión by Carlos Puebla
El Manisero on Richard Egües & Friends: Cuban Sessions by Richard Egües
La Mulata del Cha Cha Cha on Richard Egües & Friends: Cuban Sessions by Richard Egües
Son Para Ti on Cuba Lost & Found Sessions by Various Artists
Hasta los Cojos Bailan el Son on Richard Egües & Friends: Cuban Sessions by Richard Egües

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Band Members
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Descargando Con... Rubén González, Orlando López (Cachaíto), José (Pepe) Olmo...Richard Egües2007Album
Grandes Hits Con La Orq. AragonRichard Egües2006Compil.
Greatest HitsOrquesta Aragon & Richard Egües2004Compil.
Master Sessions 2Up, Bustle & Out & Richard Egües2001Album
Rebel Radio (Master Sessions 1 / Calle 23 / Havana)Up, Bustle & Out with Richard Egües1999Album
Richard Egües & Friends Cuban SessionsRichard Egües1999Album
Havana Flute SummitJane Bunnett, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Céline Vallé, Richard Egües, Oscar Rodríguez Calvo, Hilario Durán, Roberto Vizcaíno, Adel González, Juan Carlos Rojas1997Album
Cha Cha Chá Vol 1Orquesta América With Félix Reina & Richard Egües1997Album
Aguardiente De CanaRichard Egües Y Orquesta Aragon1996Album
The Heart Of Havana Vol 2Orquesta Aragon1993Compil.
Con Su Flauta SolaRichard EgüesAlbum
External Links
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership.
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