Debut album from Cuban bandleader and musician Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder's Buena Vista Social Club. Their eponymous album was released in tandem with the acclaimed documentary of the same name in 1997. Cooder traveled to Cuba to record sessions with local musicians, many of which had never been heard of outside of Cuba. The music was inspired by a members only club of the same name that operated in the 40s and 50s in Cuba. Many of the musicians on the album performed at the club during its height of popularity. Recorded at Havana's EGREM Studios, the album is one that seems to transcend generations. Includes the songs: "Chan Chan," "El Cuarto de Tula," and "Candela." Fourteen tracks in all. Released by World Circuit on 180 gram double vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve.
- 180 gram double vinyl pressing
- gatefold sleeve
- music label: Nonesuch 1997 / World Circuit 2015
reviewed by Mariscos Sinaloa 11/2015
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