Son:soul Of A Nation CD (2005)

Artist: Sierra Maestra

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Product Overview


Label Riverboat (world Music Network
SKU 63993272
UPC 605633003925
UPC 14 00605633003925
Format CD
Release Date 7/19/2005
Author Sierra Maestra
Technical Info
Engineer Mijail Arteaga
CatalogID TUGCD 1039
Lable Name Tug/Riverboat
Released 07/19/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 48m : 8s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00605633003925
Album Notes and Credits
Adapter: Eduardo Himely.
Personnel: Jos? Antonio Rodr¡guez, Luis Barzaga (vocals); Eduardo Himely (guitar); Amado J. Dedeu (congas); Carlos Puisseaux (guiro).
Audio Mixer: Eduardo Himely.
Liner Note Author: David Flower.
Recording information: Migo Records Studios, Havana, Cuba (2005).
Arrangers: Jos? Antonio Rodr¡guez; Eduardo Himely.
Son might be a bit of a catch-all name for many of the Cuban styles, but there's no doubt it's completely associated with Cuba. What Sierra Maestra offer on this album is a brief history of son, with big songs from such classic composers as Beny Mor? and Arsenio Rodriguez. As is apparent from the glorious resonance of the tres on the opening "El Son No Puede Fallar," they don't try and shoehorn all the songs into a single style. They mix things up, sometimes stripping things down, sometimes utilizing the band and their guests for a '50s sound reminiscent of the globally successful Buena Vista Social Club. There's plenty of melody here, as you'd expect, played with plenty of vigor and zest -- but there's also a great deal of tenderness, the full breadth of son and its possibilities. If you want to understand what makes son so special, not only to Cubans, but to the world, Son: Soul of a Nation is an excellent place to begin. ~ Chris Nickson
Disc 1
1 Son No Puede Fallar, El
2 Al Vaiv?n de Mi Carreta
3 Santa Isabel de las Lajas
4 Ausencia/Aurora/Se Fue/La Mora
5 Bruca Manigu 
6 la Loma de Bel?n, A
7 Pa' Quien Un Pollito
8 Paso Franco-Bardo, El
9 No Hay Como Mi Son
10 Si Me Pudieras Querer
11 Suavecito
12 Olvido
13 Yuca de Casimiro, La (Dile a Catalina)
14 Son Es Para Siempre, El
Product Attributes
Artist Sierra Maestra
Label Riverboat (world Music Network
Music Format Compact Disc
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