Buena Vista Special

Buena Vista Special

The Buena Vista Social Club was a members club in Havana, Cuba that held dances and musical activities, becoming a popular location for musicians to meet and play during the 1940s. In the 1990s, nearly 50 years after the club was closed, it inspired a recording made by Cuban musician Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder with traditional Cuban musicians, some of whom were veterans who had performed at the club during the height of its popularity.

The recording, named Buena Vista Social Club after the Havana institution, became an international success, and the ensemble was encouraged to perform with a full line-up in Amsterdam in 1998. German director Wim Wenders captured the performance on film, followed by a second concert in Carnegie Hall, New York City for a documentary that included interviews with the musicians conducted in Havana. Wenders' film, also called Buena Vista Social Club, was released to critical acclaim, receiving an Academy Award nomination for feature and winning numerous accolades including Best Documentary at the European Film Awards.

Album Artist

Compilation

Compilation (Group)

Compilation is music by different artists compiled in one CD

Track List

Featured Artist:
Writer:
Francisco Repilado
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genre:
Son
Instruments:
Guitar, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Tres, Vocals and Maracas
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Emilio Cavahilon
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genre:
Son
Instruments:
Piano, Guitar, Bongos/Congas, Trumpet, Vocals, Keyboard, Bass Guitar and Pailas
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Emma Elena Valderramas
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Bolero, Ballad and Balada
Instruments:
Piano, Bongos/Congas, Flute, Double Bass, Violin, Trumpet, Vocals, Pailas and Guiro
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artists:
Writer:
Pedro Flores
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Bolero and Balada
Instruments:
Piano, Guitar, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Vocals, Pailas and Trombones
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Writers:
Felix Reina and Osvaldo Farrés
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Bolero, Ballad and Balada
Instruments:
Piano, Guitar, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Trumpet, Vocals and Pailas
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Felix Reina
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Bolero, Ballad and Balada
Instruments:
Piano, Bongos/Congas, Flute, Violin, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Pailas and Guiro
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Nico Saquito
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Son and Guaracha
Instruments:
Guitar, Bongos/Congas, Tres, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Pailas and Guiro
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Solo
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Benny More
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genre:
Son
Instruments:
Piano, Guitar, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone and Vocals
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Marcelino Guerra
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Son and Guaracha
Instruments:
Piano, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocals, Pailas, Guiro and Trombones
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Felix Baloy Valdes
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa, Son and Cuban Salsa
Instruments:
Piano, Guitar, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocals, Pailas, Guiro and Trombones
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Evelio Landa
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Salsa, Son and Son Montuno
Instruments:
Bongos/Congas, Flute, Double Bass, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Pailas, Trombones and Percussion
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Orchestra
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Rafael Cueto
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Son and Sucu-Sucu
Instruments:
Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Tres, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocals, Pailas, Guiro, Trombones, Clave and Maracas
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Writer:
Lazaro Blanco Kindelan
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa, Son, Vintage and Cuban Salsa
Instruments:
Piano, Guitar, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Tres, Trumpet, Vocals, Pailas, Guiro, Trombones, Percussion, Clave and Maracas
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Artist:
Writer:
Jose Valladares
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Changui, Salsa, Timba and Cuban Salsa
Instruments:
Piano, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Tres, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocals, Keyboard, Guiro, Trombones, Percussion and Maracas
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Antonio Sánchez
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Son and Chachacha
Instruments:
Piano, Violin, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guiro and Percussion
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writer:
Julio Antonio
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Salsa, Son and Cuban Salsa
Instruments:
Piano, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Trumpet, Vocals, Pailas and Guiro
Regions:
Cuba and Puerto Rico
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Writers:
Celina Gonzalez and Reutilio Domínguez
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Son and Guaracha
Instruments:
Piano, Bongos/Congas, Double Bass, Trumpet, Saxophone and Vocals
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Featured Artist:
Writers:
Rafael Lay Jr and Armando Amezaga
Publisher:
Tumi Music (Editorial) Ltd
Genres:
Son and Chachacha
Instruments:
Piano, Bongos/Congas, Flute, Double Bass, Violin, Vocals, Pailas, Guiro and Cello
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Writer:
Francisco Repilado
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genre:
Son
Instruments:
Guitar, Tres, Trumpet and Vocals
Regions:
Cuba and Latin
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium
Writer:
Jose Fernandez
Publisher:
Unknown (Awaiting update)
Genres:
Son and Son Montuno
Instruments:
Double Bass, Saxophone, Vocals and Trombones
Region:
Cuba
Arrangement:
Group
Tempo:
Medium