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Buena Vista Social Club (2nd Hand Compact Disc)

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Produced by Ry Cooder.

The Buena Vista Social Club was a musical ensemble primarily made up of Cuban musicians, formed in 1996. The project was organized by World Circuit executive Nick Gold, produced by American guitarist Ry Cooder and directed by Juan de Marcos González.

The group's eponymous studio album was recorded in March 1996 and released in September 1997, quickly becoming an international success, which prompted the ensemble to perform with a full line-up in Amsterdam and New York in 1998.

The success of both the album (and accompanying film) sparked a revival of interest in traditional Cuban music and Latin American Music in general. Some of the Cuban performers later released well-received solo albums and recorded collaborations with stars from different musical genres.

The "Buena Vista Social Club" name became an umbrella term to describe these performances and releases, and has been likened to a brand label that encapsulates Cuba's "musical golden age" between the 1930's and 1950's.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Compact Disc
  • Condition : Very Good (Disc - As New / Jewel Case - Very Good)
  • Category : Music - CD's / World Music
  • Label : World Circuit
  • Released : 1997
  • Catalogue Number : WCD050
  • Barcode (GTIN-13 / EAN) : 0769233005021
  • SKU : CD000237
  • PPC : LL100gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
Track Listing

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

External Reviews

"Ry Cooder's name has helped bring attention to this session, but it's the veteran Cuban son musicians who make this album really special. 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. Barbarito Torres's laoud solo on "El Cuarto de Tula" is both more blinding and more tasteful than any guitar showcase on any recent rock album; a quote from "Stormy Weather" and some very distinct parallels to Hawaiian styles remind us of why it's called "world music." - Rickey Wright.

"If you've never heard this, just press 'play' and let the strains of the opener `Chan Chan' wash over you for a couple of minutes. It'll have you dancing round the room and you'll be won over." - AllMusic.

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