This records was released around 1962-1963, in the early days of Communist Cuba. The label Sierra Maestra was most likely short lived, because in 1964, the state run Cuban record label EGREM was founded. The recording quality on this vinyl is very good, a very clear sound. Ignacio Jacinto Villa was a Cuban composer & pianist of popular music. He was also known affectionately as Bola de Nieve (Snowball). This record contains 20 of his songs. He had performed in the USSR, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, China, & North Korea, and his songs are also know in all of South America, Mexico, North America, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, and more.