July 12, 2011 – 3:07 am

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Jazz At The Danube Festival 2010 [no label, 2CD]

Live in Straubing, Bavaria, Germany; July 16, 2010. Excellent FM broadcast.

MANUEL GALBAN R.I.P. 1931-2011

On July 7, 2011, Cuban guitarist and composer, Los Zafiros band member, Buena Vista Social Club collaborator and Grammy winner Manuel Galban died in a Havana hospital after suffering from cardiac arrest. Galban was 80.

While there is always sadness in death, listening to the music of the Buena Vista Social Club, one can only experience the celebration of life… for there is no other way.

Thanks to survivor69 for sharing the tracks at Dime.
(Click here to visit Dime for the lossless tracks).

survivor69 noted: “Long missing some of the bigger names as Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González or Orlando “Cachaito” López, they’re still exporting their mix of salsas and rumbas or whatever with no big differences from the earlier years. Radio engineers decided to record this show leaving a full crowd presence, so to seem almost an audience recording.”

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate 244 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 01. Radio Introduction (by Pino Saulo, in Italian) (13.2MB)
Track 02. El Carretero [Guillermo Portabales] (6.4MB)
Track 03. El Rincon Caliente [Arsenio Rodriguez] (8.8MB)
Track 04. Pasaron Los Años/ Oyo Como Va [Tito Puente] (11.6MB)
Track 05. Buena Vista Guaguanco [Ibrahim Ferrer] (8.8MB)
Track 06. Senior Trombone [Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos] (12.1MB)
Track 07. Les Feuilles Mortes [Jacques Prévert et Joseph Kosma] (4.3MB)
Track 08. Toma Chocolate/ El Bodeguero [TBC] (12.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 09. No Me Llores Mas [Arsenio Rodriguez] con Omara Portuondo (9.9MB)
Track 10. Silencio [Ibrahim Ferrer] (8.0MB)
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Track 11. Quizás, Quizás, Quizás [Osvaldo Farres] con Omara Portuondo (11.8MB)
Track 12. Chan Chan [Compay Segundo] (8.1MB)
Track 13. El Cuarto De Tula [Celina González] with full band intros (24.1MB)
Track 14. Candela [Faustino Oramas] (12.3MB)
Track 15. Radio outro by Oreste Bossini (652k)

Running time: 86′ 02″ (without radio intro and outro)
(with radio intro and outro, it would be 94′ 16″)

Guajiro Mirabal, trumpet
Luis Alemany, trumpet
Guajirito Mirabal, trumpet
Manuel Galbán, guitar
Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos, trombone, vocals
Barbarito Torres, lute and guitar
Pedro Pablo, bass
Rolando Luna, pianoforte
Papi Oviedo, guitar
Idania Valdès, vocals, percussion
Carlos Calunga, vocals
La Noche, bongos
Filiberto Sanchèz, tympani and percussion
Angel Terry, congas
Omara Portuondo, vocals

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  1. 15 Responses to “BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB - GERMANY 2010”

  2. Thanks so much, Rick

    By rick on Jul 12, 2011

  3. Thank you, bigO! For those who have never listened to BVSC because the vocals are in Spanish - Ignore that - give it a chance and enjoy the music. It is truly amazing.

    By Namoosedog on Jul 13, 2011

  4. Thank you for the presentation of this extraordinary experience in music. unfortunately there is only one member of the original BVSC group left: Omara Portuondo on vox. I pity all who never had the chance to listen to the musicians in the original orchestration. Watch the movie of Wim Wenders to get at least an impression.

    may your days be sunny - Hausmeister

    By Hausmeister on Jul 13, 2011

  5. Thank you BigO! We were blessed to be able to see BVSC perform a few years ago, including the late Ruben Gonzalez on piano. Wonderful evening, with the 70-something Ibrahim Ferrar bolting onto the stage with the power and energy of a young Mick Jagger. The uninitiated should not pass this up.

    By kingpossum on Jul 14, 2011

  6. Thank you.

    By Edson on Dec 27, 2011

  7. Wow. Just wow.

    By Paul on May 30, 2013

  8. Thanks for sharing this. Was fortunate enough to catch the Buena Vista Social Club ensemble in Taipei several years ago and the sight of Ibrahim Ferrer hoisting up his guitar and playing it behind his head, at age 80+, is something I will cherish forever–the golden vocals of Omara Portuondo were also heavenly.

    By Formosa Coweater on Oct 8, 2013

  9. Unfortunately this site still draws in the dim-wits (Darth, are you there?) who make comments like this:

    “For those who have never listened to BVSC because the vocals are in Spanish - ignore that…”

    That’s like saying not to pay attention to Figaro because the vocals are in Italian.

    That’s the point! The lyrics ARE in Spanish. Not to be ignored. Part of the message here, dumb-ass.

    That said, this is great stuff and worth re-visiting their studio material (produced by Ry Cooder, who has material posted on this site as well).

    By Shoulda Been Carlos Santana on Jan 22, 2015

  10. @Shoulda Been Carlos Santana.I think your problem is that you have mis-interpreted Namoosedog’s comment which is encouraging people to listen to this music. Perhaps you would care to read it and post your apology.
    also, you seem to be another one of these people who drag darth into the matter when he has not posted a comment on this.
    try to avoid this and it migh tmake this site a nicer place

    By Je Suis Darth on Jan 22, 2015

  11. >>>>>”also, you seem to be another one of these people who drag darth into the matter when he has not posted a comment on this.
    try to avoid this and it migh tmake this site a nicer place”

    geeze how ironic hypercritical you post & state this when you have Je Suis Darth as your name…

    should’ve been Carlos is correct in his post about glen & troglodytes such as yourself…

    By Jerry's Finger on Jan 22, 2015

  12. hes not correct and hes an imbecile like u are. i didnt make any such comment about anything being in english nor have i ever made any similar comment. in fact i collect and listen to world music and enjoy much that is in foreign languages. so its a ridiculous statement to suggest otherwise.
    to back him up makes u look equally stupid if not more so.
    as i have said.. who is more foolish.. the fool or the fool who follows him?
    i dont quite get the je suis name since that is french for i am. and it clearly isnt me. but as long as hes not attacking harassing provoking and instigating… im good with him.

    By darth on Jan 22, 2015

  13. glen to put it bluntly you are a fucking waste & a LOSER…

    shut your rip off artist pie hole up purple helmet head…

    who’s the proven lying fool around here…?

    By Jerry's Finger on Jan 22, 2015

  14. and the emperor wears no clothes. lol

    By darth on Jan 22, 2015

  15. Thanks for this Big O must have missed it first time around and Ibrahim Ferrer and Compay Segundo are favourite composers from the original project with Ry Cooder, ‘Chan Chan’ being a favourite song despite not knowing what any of it is about. The addition of Tito Puente compositions like ‘Oyo Como Va’ that so many of us of my generation (elderly!) must have discovered via the revelation that was the peerless Carlos Santana must be a bonus and I assume the Jacques Prévert addition is his lyrical contribution. Can’t wait!
    Thanks so much

    Je Suis Charlie Hebdo x

    By swappers on Jan 22, 2015

  16. No mis-interpretation necessary. Idiots abound here. If you can’t be part of the solution, why not be part of the problem? It’s a merry-go-round of fun to see who’s shitting on who (or is it whom? - do tell please). I’m all in!

    By I Was Carlos, Now I'm Darth on Jan 26, 2015

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