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Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

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Released on June 23, 1997 by World Circuit

Main artist: Buena Vista Social Club

Genre: World > Latin America

Distinctions: The Qobuz Ideal Discography (October 2011)

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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 00:59:55

  1. 1 Chan Chan

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  2. 2 De Camino a La Vereda

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  3. 3 El Cuarto De Tula

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  4. 4 Pueblo Nuevo

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  5. 5 Dos Gardenias

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  6. 6 ¿Y Tú Qué Has Hecho?

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  7. 7 Veinte Anos

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  8. 8 El Carretero

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  9. 9 Candela

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  10. 10 Amor De Loca Juventud

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  11. 11 Orgullecida

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  12. 12 Murmullo

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  13. 13 Buena Vista Social Club

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

  14. 14 La Bayamesa

    Buena Vista Social Club, Performer Copyright : World Circuit

About

This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba. While bandleader Desi Arnaz became a huge hit in the States, several equally talented musicians never saw success outside their native country, and have had nothing but their music to sustain them during the Castro reign. Ry Cooder went to Cuba to record a musical documentary of these performers. Many of the musicians on this album have been playing for more than a half century, and they sing and play with an obvious love for the material. Cooder could have recorded these songs without paying the musicians a cent; one can imagine them jumping up and grabbing for their instruments at the slightest opportunity, just to play. Most of the songs are a real treasure, traversing a lot of ground in Cuba's musical history. There's the opening tune, "Chan Chan," a composition by 89-year-old Compay Segundo, who was a bandleader in the '50s; the cover of the early-'50s tune "De Camino a la Verada," sung by the 72-year-old composer Ibrahim Ferrer, who interrupted his daily walk through Havana just long enough to record; or the amazing piano playing on "Pablo Nuevo" by 77-year-old Rubén González, who has a unique style that blends jazz, mambo, and a certain amount of playfulness. All of these songs were recorded live -- some of them in the musicians' small apartments -- and the sound is incredibly deep and rich, something that would have been lost in digital recording and overdubbing. Cooder brought just the right amount of reverence to this material, and it shows in his production, playing, and detailed liner notes. If you get one album of Cuban music, this should be the one. ~ Steve McMullen

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Buena Vista Social Club
Chan Chan
De Camino a la Vereda
El Cuarto de Tula
Pueblo Nuevo
Dos Gardenias
¿Y Tú Qué Has Hecho?
Veinte Anos
El Carretero
Candela
Amor de Loca Juventud
Orgullecida
Murmullo
Buena Vista Social Club
La Bayamesa Buena Vista Social Club, Performer

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