Island Life CD (2005)

Artist: Yerba Buena

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Label Razor And Tie Records/sbme
SKU 63991098
UPC 793018294225
UPC 14 00793018294225
Format CD
Release Date 7/26/2005
Author Yerba Buena
Compilation Appearance Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Compilation Appearance Latin Party
Technical Info
Producer Andres Levin
CatalogID 82942
Lable Name Razor & Tie
Released 07/26/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00793018294225
Musical Guests
John Leguizamo
Les Nubians
Celia Cruz
Ile Aye
Ajay Naidu
Nino Josele
Montse Cortes
Rossy De Palma
Ile Aiye
Album Notes and Credits
Yerba Buena: Andres Levin (guitar, keyboards).
Additional personnel: Peret (vocals, acoustic guitar); El Cigala, Ajay Naidu, Fulanito, Joe Bataan, Orishas, Celia Cruz (vocals); Les Nubians, M1 (rap vocals); John Leguizamo, Montse Cort?s, Rossy DePalma (spoken vocals); Ni¤o Josele (acoustic guitar); Ile Aiye (percussion).
With their unique blend of Latin music, hip-hop, R&B, and pop, Yerba
Buena made a big splash with their debut album, PRESIDENT ALIEN. While avoiding Rock en Espanol cliches, the follow-up, ISLAND LIFE, boasts a pan-Latin sound that bespeaks the musicians' familiarity with the traditions of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and more. The pace is generally frenetic throughout the album, and the vibe a steamy one, as percussion, horns, and guitar vie for attention on one percolating, polyrhythmic workout after another. Unlike many Latin acts that have made the crossover to a wider audience, Yerba Buena never seems to be pandering to the gringo market. Only a couple of tracks, the suggestive "Sugar Daddy" and the equally salacious "Bilingual Girl," feature English-language vocals, and there are no tacky rock trappings grafted on. The eclecticism of ISLAND LIFE depends most heavily on the
aforementioned variety of Latin musical roots, though there are
undercurrents of funk, reggae and, at one point, a bit of Fela Kuti-style Afrobeat. Uncompromising but completely accessible, ISLAND LIFE moves further down the inroads Yerba Buena made with PRESIDENT ALIEN.
Disc 1
1 Dr. Aneub Abrey's Island Blues Cures: Part I - Intro
2 El Burrito
3 Sugar Daddy - (featuring John Leguizamo/Les Nubians/Celia Cruz)
4 La Vida La Life
5 Belly Dancer - (featuring Fulanito)
6 La Candela (Prendela) - (featuring Orishas)
7 Corazon Bandolero
8 Bilingual Girl
9 Fever
10 Bla Bla Bla
11 No No No - (featuring Peret/Ile Aye)
12 Dr. Aneub Abrey's Island Blues Cures: Part II - (featuring Ajay Naidu)
13 Cityzen Citysoy
14 Te Estoy Amando Locamente - (featuring Rossy DePalma/Montse Cort?s/El Nino Josele)
15 El Burrito (Saboreando) - (featuring Peret/Ile Aiye)
16 Dr. Aneub Abrey's Island Blues Cures: Part III - Fairwell - (featuring Ajay Naidu)
17 Sugar Daddy - (Whitelion remix, hidden track)
Product Attributes
Artist Yerba Buena
Label Razor And Tie Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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