Best of Buena Vista

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arc Music's 2012 compilation Best of Buena Vista rounds up 18 recordings from musicians who earned popularity as part of the landmark album Buena Vista Social Club, including Raúl Planas, Compay Segundo, Pío Leyva, Jose Artemio Castañeda, and Soneros de Verdad. The collection isn't particularly well documented but the music is strong, so this is a good sampler for those who are looking to dig a little deeper than the Ry Cooder-produced 1997 album.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arc Music's 2012 compilation Best of Buena Vista rounds up 18 recordings from musicians who earned popularity as part of the landmark album Buena Vista Social Club, including Raúl Planas, Compay Segundo, Pío Leyva, Jose Artemio Castañeda, and Soneros de Verdad. The collection isn't particularly well documented but the music is strong, so this is a good sampler for those who are looking to dig a little deeper than the Ry Cooder-produced 1997 album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Arc Music
  • EAN: 5019396241022
  • Catalog Number: 2410
  • Sales rank: 75,016

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Buena Vista - Soneros de Verdad (3:12)
  2. 2 Changüi a Revé - Soneros de Verdad (5:19)
  3. 3 Chan Chan - Compay Segundo (4:20)
  4. 4 Como Mi Son - Jose Artemio "Maracaibo" Castañeda (5:49)
  5. 5 Con La Espuela - Raúl Planas (4:37)
  6. 6 Desvelo De Amor - Musica Cubana (4:00)
  7. 7 Yamile - Jose Artemio "Maracaibo" Castañeda (4:45)
  8. 8 Pobre Lola - Sergio Rivero (4:03)
  9. 9 A Quién No Le Gusta El Son - Raúl Planas (4:17)
  10. 10 Maracaibo - Jose Artemio "Maracaibo" Castañeda (6:19)
  11. 11 Yo No Soy Mentiroso - Pío Leyva (2:58)
  12. 12 Oiga Compay - Raúl Planas (3:19)
  13. 13 A La Noche El Tun Tun - Sergio Rivero (3:33)
  14. 14 Imposible Vivir Sin Ti - Jose Artemio "Maracaibo" Castañeda (4:27)
  15. 15 Por Nuestra Cobardía - Sergio Rivero (4:53)
  16. 16 La Reina Del Café - Rudy Calzado (3:30)
  17. 17 Lágrimas Negras - Raúl Planas (5:32)
  18. 18 Que Cosa Tiene La Vida - César Pedroso (4:26)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Miguel Matamoros Composer
Rafael Hernández Composer
Pío Leyva Composer
Rudy Calzado Composer
César Pedroso Composer
Diz Heller Mastering
Sergio Rivero Composer
Rolando Vergara Composer
Ute Entwistle translation
Lorenzo Hierrezuelo Composer
Luis Frank Arias Composer
Francisco Repilado Composer
Jose Artemio "Maracaibo" Castañeda Composer
José A. Méndez Composer
Sarah Ash Cover Design, Layout
Christine Bleny Paintings
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  • Posted December 7, 2012

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    The release of Ry Cooder's Buena Vista Social Club album in 1996

    The release of Ry Cooder's Buena Vista Social Club album in 1996 introduced many of us to the sound of "son cubano", the Cuban blend of Spanish and African melodies and rhythms that was a feature of the Havana dance club since the 1940s. Influenced by American jazz - and especially by Willis Conover's Voice of America Jazz Hour in the 1950s and 60s - the music of the venerable Cuban musicians became a big hit. Here is another excellent ARC CD of world music, with a selection of the best of Buena Vista by a few of the original BV musicians. They're led by a leading sonero, Luis Frank, and the great singer Pio Leyva. But just as important, the album features the accomplished musicians of Buena Vista: the Next Generation. The highlight is Compay Segundo's Chan Chan, the breakout hit from the original album, which is sung here by his nephews. This is amazing, vital, rhythmically complex and melodic music that will put a smile on your face, and get your body moving.

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