‘Buena Vista Social Club’

Buena Vista Social Club’ is an album by American guitarist Ry Cooder and traditional Cuban musicians, released on September 16, 1997 by World Circuit Records.

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Track listing : 1.Chan Chan (Francisco Repilado, Compay Segundo) – 04:16 . 2.De Camino a la Vereda (Ibrahim Ferrer) – 05:03 . 3.El Cuarto de Tula (Luis Marquetti) – 07:27 . 4.Pueblo Nuevo (Rubén González) – 06:05 . 5.Dos Gardenias (Isolina Carrillo) – 03:02 . 6.Y Tú Qué Has Hecho? (Eusebio Delfin) – 03:13 . 7.Veinte Años (Maria Teresa Vera) – 03:29 . 8.El Carretero (Guillermo Portabales) – 03:28 . 9.Candela (Faustino Oramas) – 05:27 . 10.Amor de Loca Juventud (Rafael Montiel Ortíz) – 03:21 . 11.Orgullecida (Eliseo Silveira) – 03:18 . 12.Murmullo (Electo Chepin Rosell) – 03:50 . 13.Buena Vista Social Club (Orestes “Macho” Lopez) – 04:50 . 14.La Bayamesa (Sindo Garay) – 02:54 .

Musicians : Buena Vista Social Club – . Ry Cooder – Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals . Omara Portuondo – Vocals . Compay Segundo – Congas, Guitar, Vocals . Ibrahim Ferrer – Vocals . Rubén González – Piano . Eliades Ochoa – Guitar, Vocals . Orlando “Cachaito” Lopez – Bass . Salvador Repilado Labrada – Bass . Manuel “El Guajiro” Mirabal – Bass, Trumpet . Carlos González – Bongos, Cowbell . Juan de Marcos González – Choir, Conductor, Guiro, Vocals (Background) . Alberto Valdés – Choir, Maracas . Manuel “Puntillita” Licea – Choir, Vocals . Luis Barzaga – Choir, Vocals (Background) . Lázaro Villa – Congas, Guiro . Benito Suárez Magana – Guitar . Barbarito Torres – Laoud . Julio Fernandez – Maracas, Vocals . Joachim Cooder – Multi Instruments . Julienne Oviedo Sánchez – Timbales .

Production Produced by Ry Cooder . Larry Hirsch – Engineer . Jerry Boys – Engineer, Mixing . Bernie Grundman – Mastering .

Package : Ry Cooder – Liner Notes . Nick Gold – Sleeve Notes . Susan Titelman – Photography . Nigel Williamson – Sleeve Notes .

Recorded in March 1996 .

Released on September 16, 1997 by World Circuit Records.

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AfroCubaWeb
Rarely has a record [Buena Vista Social Club] encountered the praise of the most demanding critics and sold so well among such dissimilar audiences: Hispanics and white Americans, British and Greeks, Spaniards and Italians, French and Swedes, those who feel an affinity for Latino culture and those who are discovering that identity for the first time. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
The album produces a sensation in you body that is foreign. Music when it is most pure is a painting of the soul of the musicianand this album paints a picture that is close to ours, but that uses different colors. […]

Rolling Stone
Though the musicians honor the general outlines of these compositions, Cooder can’t resist the impulse to stretch the traditional-folk-song settings. But Cooder never tramples the songs. He knows that his guitar embellishments can’t do much to improve these wistful melodies, enduring reminders that in Cuba, the wisdom of the ages still counts for something. […]

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