Yet this stellar line-up of singers was only part of the story. We also welcome feedback on how we can improve our services. The singer Ibrahim Ferrer, who was scraping a living shining shoes and selling lottery tickets, was also rescued from obscurity — and proceeded to sing his heart out. Cooder replied within hours saying he would be there. Mira mama que me quemo, oye, yo quiero seguir guarachando.
Commercial use of such material is prohibited. Ay candela, candela, candela, me quemo ae Bis. The overwhelming public embrace of the album and the group had to surprise even Cooder. 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. Ay candela, candela, candela, me quemo ae Margarita llama pronto a los bomberos para que vengan a apagar el fuego.
The original idea behind Buena Vista was to record a collaboration between a number of African and Cuban guitarists. Y ahora si quieren bailar, busquense otro timbalero! Salio el raton medio loco, 'tambien voy a descansar'. But now I have my own record, the first one ever, so I'm very happy. Live concert albums of your favorite band. Not that it took much coaxing: despite his years of inactivity, his playing was on fire and so eager was he to get to the piano that every morning when the janitor turned up to unlock the studio doors, he was already waiting outside.
Eliades Ochoa embarks on a new European tour in the autumn of 2008 and has been working on material for a new solo album. Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo ae Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo ae Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo ae Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo ae Puso un baile una jutía, para una gran diversión de timbalero un ratón que alegraba el campo un día Un gato también venía elegante y placentero buenas noches compañero siempre fijo hacia el timbal para ahi el tipo de tocar para descansar un poco salió el ratón medio loco, también voy a descansar y el gato en su buen bailar, bailaba un danzón liviano el ratón se sube a guano y dice bien placentero Y ahora si quieren bailar busquen otro timbalero Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo aé Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo aé Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo aé Oye faustino Oramas y su compañero necesito que me apaguen el fuego Margarita llama pronto a los bomberos para que vengan a apagar el fuego Oye si estas perdido marca los siete ceros y asi vendran mas pronto los bomberos Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo aé Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo aé mama! I had such an experience the first time I listened to 'Buena Vista Social Club,' a beautiful reunion of some of CubaÆs legendary musicians orchestrated by musical treasure hunter Ry Cooder. Un gato tambien venia, elegante y placentero, 'Buenas noches, compa? I felt that I had trained all my life for this experience and it was a blessed thing. Faustino Orama' tu esta acabando Mira se quema, se quema Mira mi mami se quema Oye se quema, se quema. In recent years he has taken on the ambitious challenge of preserving and celebrating international musical treasures in danger of vanishing. 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.
The album has an intimate, natural charm that comes from musicians totally at ease with other, sharing a deep passion and understanding for the music and playing a repertoire suggested by themselves. Ay candela, candela, candela, me quemo ae. El raton se subio al guano, y dice bien placentero:! The Africans failed to make the trip, but recording went ahead anyway. The oldest musician on the album is the 89-year-old giant of Cuban music, guitarist and vocalist Compay Segundo. Margarita que me quemo me quemo aé Yo quiero seguir gozando me quemo aé La candela me esta llamando me quemo aé Me gusta seguir guarachando me quemo aé Esta tarde venimo' acabando me quemo aé Como quera seguimo' tocando me quemo aé La mujer cuando de agacha me quemo aé Se le abre el entendimiento me quemo aé La mujer cuando de agacha me quemo aé Se le abre el entendimiento me quemo aé Y el hombre cuando la mira me quemo aé Se le para el pensamiento me quemo aé De ti me gusta una cosa me quemo aé Sin que me cueste trabajo me quemo aé De ti me gusta una cosa me quemo aé Sin que me cueste trabajo me quemo aé De la barriga pa' arriba me quemo aé De la cintura pa' abajo me quemo aé Mira se quema, se quema mama.
When they had finished recording, Ry Cooder knew that he had been privileged to be part of a unique musical experience. Their extended vocal improvisations are laced with sexual innuendo and double meanings û a reminder of what romance was like in a more refined era. Mira se quema, se quema, mama Mira se quema, se quema, oye Mira mama que me quemo Mira llama pronto a los bomberos, para que vengan a apagar el fuego Mira que el fuego me esta quemando Y yo quiero seguir guarachando Mira se quema Bayamo, mira que Songo esta que arde Mira se quema La Maya, mira ese pito que suena. There is no ego, no jockeying for position so they have evolved the perfect ensemble concept. The album is a compilation by the players and singers of the æson de CubaÆ style, an eclectic musical tradition that flourished from the 1920s to the 1950s. Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo aé Ay Candela, Candela, Candela me quemo aé Me quemo ae, Me quemo aé Dilan, dilan Me quemo aé dilan, diriran Me quemo aé diriran, diriran. Most of the songs are a real treasure, traversing a lot of ground in Cuba's musical history.
Cooder brought just the right amount of reverence to this material, and it shows in his production, playing, and detailed liner notes. The music is as varied and colorful as the Pan-American landscape: from the languid country sound of 'Chan Chan,' to the urban piano of 'Pueblo Nuevo,' to the American jazz-influenced 'Amor de Loca Juventud,' to the pulsating Afro-Cuban rhythms of 'El Cuarto de Tula' and 'Candela. We are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day seven days a week. Accepting Credit Cards Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions, suggestions or issues. Cooder could have recorded these songs without paying the musicians a cent; one can imagine them jumping up and grabbing for their instruments at the slightest opportunity, just to play.
One critic even compared its universal impact and appeal to the BeatlesÆ 'Sergeant PepperÆs Lonely Hearts Club Band. In an interview with The New York Times, Ferrer proclaimed that 'an angel came and picked me up and said, 'Chico, come and do this record. Ay candela, candela, candela, me quemo ae, Ay candela, candela, candela, me quemo ae, mama! Ay candela, candela, candela, me quemo ae. Malaguen esta que corta mama Santiago de Cuba esta que te mete en llamas Se quema, se quema, oye, mira me quemo, me quemo. Cooder, himself a musical journeyman, has been performing and recording his own work since 1970, and has collaborated with such varied artists as Arlo Guthrie, the Rolling Stones, Taj Mahal, and Randy Newman. There's the opening tune, 'Chan Chan,' a composition by 89-year-old Compay Segundo, who was a bandleader in the '50s; the cover of the early-'50s tune 'De Camino a la Verada,' sung by the 72-year-old composer Ibrahim Ferrer, who interrupted his daily walk through Havana just long enough to record; or the amazing piano playing on 'Pablo Nuevo' by 77-year-old Rubén González, who has a unique style that blends jazz, mambo, and a certain amount of playfulness.
Recording, copying, distribution of any media is possible only upon special consent from the Rightholder. While bandleader Desi Arnaz became a huge hit in the States, several equally talented musicians never saw success outside their native country, and have had nothing but their music to sustain them during the Castro reign. Buena Vista went on to win a Grammy and its crossover success persuaded the cclaimed director Wim Wenders to make an award-winning feature film about the phenomenon. That its impact had made waves, far beyond the specialist world music audience was soon self-evident. Eliades Ochoa the great guitarist and singer provided the rural roots from Santiago.