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Buena Vista Social Club (Audio Cassette) [Import]

Ry Cooder Audio Cassette
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)

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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

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5.0 out of 5 stars Cuban Music Like Mama Used To Make April 28 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I happen to come across this cd by sheer luck. It is the best cd that I have purchased to date. I mixes latin jazz, big band and ballroom music all together. There are several fun songs with a deep routed soul that I thought had been lost. Even if you do not understand spanish this is a wonderful treasure to have in your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites April 23 2014
Format:Audio CD
I am a big Cuban traveler. This dvd exemplifies the mood and feel of the country. Very enjoyable if you like Cuban music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music Aug. 22 2013
By Sara T
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First heard this cd while sitting on the front steps of our house enjoying the warm evening, mid-summer, sipping drinks. Almost led me to believe I was back in Cuba.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Buena Vista Social Club Aug. 9 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Don't Order this CD ! After reading the great reviews I decided to purchase this CD for something new. The recording quality is not great and the song selections are just boring. I am very disappointed in this purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, emotionally engaging, full of life ! Jan. 20 2004
By am
Format:Audio CD
Even as a relative new acquaintance to Cuban music, it was not hard to hear the sheer genius and power of the sounds, the music and the experience. This group of musicians have very touching stories in every sense, how they strived to achieve excellence in utter poverty, how fate brought them together, how most of the world almost missed noticing the contribution of these artists to the music of the 20th Century. Despite their struggles, the music that you will hear on in this collection is in as pristine as mountain snow, in its own sense. A wonderful blend of Salsa and Mambo and Jazz and blues - will appeal equally to all audiences.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cuban music for starters Nov. 28 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD is so mesmerizing that you cannot stop listening to it even after you've stopped the CD. The more you listen to it, the more you realize what really music is all about. Comparing this CD with other genre of music is not a smart thing to do. If you don't like it, you don't like it. But that doesn't mean it is bad music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tunes from Superb Artists May 26 2006
Format:Audio CD
This album stands up to many listenings, and never seems to get tiresome. The material is a compilation of the traditional and contemporary songs popular during Cuba's musical heyday in the 1920's and 1930's, though it's just as listenable today.

Tropical, sultry, romantic -- a listen can transport you to an island paradise, or provide background for a relaxing evening. If you like this CD, especially the romantic ballads, I'd recommend Ibrahim Ferrer's solo album. Too bad these masters were rediscovered so late in life that may have precious little time left to further enrich us with their talents.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Aesome Latin music, but Cooder is not on... Aug. 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
Let me start of by saying that once we take away Ry Cooder's guitar playing on this, we have very authentic Cuban music. Ibrahim Ferrer, Campay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa (El Carretero is by far my favorite song), and especially Rueben Gonzalez are all fantastic musicians who make this CD. Ry Cooder on the other hand, with his twangy 'slide' guitar is awful. As musicians, especially ones who play in music with room for improvisation, we are taught that there is no worse crime than being insensitive to what the people you are playing with are doing. You have to fit in with what their doing, and they have to fit with what your doing. Cooder does not fit with the people he is playing with. He would be well-advised to merely produce this record and lay out on ALL the tracks. But looking past him, you find a CD that is a great intro to authentic Cuban that is a must for all CD collectors.
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