Buena Vista Social Club

Performers Buena Vista Social Club

Nonesuch | September 30, 1997 | Compact Disc

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Ry Cooder has a knack for fusing the rich rhythms of different cultures and making musical magic. A legend in the world of rock, Cooder was involved in two successful cross-cultural collaborations in the early 1990s with V.M. Bhatt and Ali Farka Toure, and here he turns his attentions to Afro-Hispanic rhythms. Recorded in Havana, Cuba, the Grammy Award-winning Buena Vista Social Club is an intensely exiting offering that features a stellar cast of traditional Cuban guitarists, percussionists, pianists and, of course, Cooder with his slide guitar.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 30, 1997

Genre: Cuban Son

Style: Latin

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1997

Label Name: Nonesuch

UPC: 075597947823

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Buena Vista Social Club

Performers Buena Vista Social Club
Guest Artist(s) Omara Portuondo
Producer Ry Cooder
Engineer Jerry Boys

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 30, 1997

Genre: Cuban Son

Style: Latin

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1997

Label Name: Nonesuch

UPC: 075597947823


Title Track Time
1.Chan Chan --
2.De Camino A La Vereda --
3.El Cuarto De Tula --
4.Pueblo Nuevo --
5.Dos Gardenias --
6.Y Tu Que Has Hecho? --
7.Veinte Anos --
8.El Carretero --
9.Candela --
10.Amor De Loca Juventud --
11.Orgullecida --
12.Murmullo --
13.Buena Vista Social Club --
14.La Bayamesa --

Editorial Notes

Buena Vista Social Club: Compay Segundo (vocals, guitar, congas); Eliades Ochoa (vocals, guitar); Ibrahim Ferrer (vocals, bongos, clave); Ry Cooder (acoustic & electric slide guitars, guitar, oud, bolon, mbira, percussion); Ruben Gonzalez (piano). Additional personnel includes: Juan de Marcos Gonzalez (conductor, guiro, background vocals); Julio Alberto Fernandez (vocals, maracas); Manuel "Puntillita" Licea (vocals, congas); Omara Portuondo (vocals); Benito Suarez Magana (guitar); Barbarito Torres (laoud); Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal (trumpet); Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez, Salvador Repilado Labrada (bass); Joachim Cooder (drums, udu drum, dumbeck, conga); Alberto "Virgillo" Valdes (maracas, background vocals). Recorded at Egrem Studios, Havana, Cuba, March, 1996. Includes liner notes by Nick Gold and Nigel Williamson. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Performance. That Ry Cooder, you've got to keep an eye on him every minute, or he jumps into another cross-cultural collaboration. In the wake of his landmark recordings TALKING TIMBUKTU with Ali Farka Toure and A MEETING BY THE RIVER with V.M. Bhatt comes BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, essentially a supergroup of traditional Cuban musicians with the addition of international agitator Cooder. Somehow, Cooder always finds just the right space to slide his sinuous slide guitar into, so that it works in almost any context. Here, amidst the multi-layered percussion, piano and Cuban guitar rhythms, Cooder's slide simultaneously finds a home and eggs the ensemble on. The natural beauty of the Cuban tonal and rhythmic palette is the real star of BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, evoking both a sense of mystery and a feeling of intense emotional satisfaction.
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