This is indeed old world and new world Cuban Music. 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. It was a kind of club by then. Ferrer learned the song while playing with Cuban bandleader. In 2009, it was awarded a double platinum certification from the which indicated sales of at least 1,000,000 copies throughout Europe. But I guess if you are one, you already know it if not own it.
Select album in the field Format. It was recorded after Cooder heard González improvising around the tune's musical theme before a day's recording session. Enter Buena Vista Social Club in the field Interpret. Reminiscent of Ellington in its scope and sense of hushed romanticism, Buena Vista Social Club is that rare meld of quietude and intensity; while the players sound laid-back, they're putting forth very alive music, a reminder that aging doesn't mean taking to bed. Footage from these dates, together with the recording sessions in Havana, were shown on the documentary by , released in 1999.
The finish is matte instead of gloss, looks very nice, cardboard average thickness, and nice inner sleeves. Archived from on December 6, 2008. A man that spoke no English was trying to show me some of the best headstones there for a tip. Encyclopedic Discography of Cuban Music 1925-1960. 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. Despite its success, it remains the only standard studio album exclusively credited to the Buena Vista Social Club.
Nobody can deny, nevertheless, that the first three Bayamesas, composed between 1851 and 1918 in a period of strong affirmation of our national identity, are an integral part of Cuban patriotism. Archived from on June 23, 2013. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely Revised and Updated 4th Edition. When searching for a name for the overall project, manager Nick Gold chose the song's title. Released September 16, 1997 Recorded March 1996 Studio studios, , Cuba , , , , , Length 60: 00 , chronology Buena Vista Social Club 1997 2008 Buena Vista Social Club is the debut album by the directed by and American guitarist.
I seen Ibrahim Buena Vista Social Club and Cecilia Cruz perform one New Years night and I was flawed by these musicians who could have been my parents. If you want to travel to another land, in your mind, heart, and soul. Most of the songs are a real treasure, traversing a lot of ground in Cuba's musical history. 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. On this recording, he multitracks both voices. The 20 page booklet is very nice with information on the recording of each song included.
Then there's the music, which speaks for itself. I'll tell you a cute story- I'm at the Colon cemetery in Havana, the most beautiful cemetery that I've ever been to! Everybody was hanging out and we had rum and coffee around two in the afternoon. The quality of this pressing is much higher than I expected. The included book with stories of the music and lyrics is a really nice bonus with music in a language foreign to me. The album was also included in the book.
Product Description This Grammy award winning album features legendary guitarist Ry Cooder on assorted guitars with the cream of Cuban's finest musicians. Title Writer s Length 1. The records I received were very high quality pressings, and the presentation is gorgeous. As of 2015, the album has sold over 12 million copies. This 2015 remastering of the original 1997 release was done beautifully. Within three days of the project's birth, Cooder, Gold and de Marcos had organized a large group of performers and arranged for recording sessions to commence at Havana's Studios, formerly owned by records, where the equipment and atmosphere had remained unchanged since the 1950s. Written in the 1980s, it is one of Compay Segundo's most famous songs, and one he had recorded several times, most notably with and his Cuarteto Patria.
Nadie puede negar sin embargo que las tres primeras bayamesas, compuestas ente 1851 y 1918, precisamente en un período rotundo de afirmación de nuestra identidad nacional, son parte entrañable del patrimonio de la nación cubana. Both songs were later released on the compilation. The title track spotlights the piano work of Rubén González. Already on board the African collaboration project were Cuban musicians including bassist , guitarist and musical director , who had himself been organizing a similar project for the. Retrieved on February 9, 2009.