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Rubén Blades — Bochinches
Album: Mundo
Avg rating:
6

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Total ratings: 655









Released: 2002
Length: 4:32
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Mi madre no descansó y trabajó hasta preñada,
Por eso, donde ella fuera yo adentro la acompañaba.
Y mi abuelita decía "así nos salió la baraja!
En la casa de los pobres hasta el feto trabaja!"

A la mansión del patrón un negro ha sido invitao,
Lo mandaron a buscar como acto desesperao.
Al no poder curar al señor
Nuestros blancos e ilustres doctores
Del brazo de la patrona llegó San Martín de Porres!

Manejaba su virtud como si ella fuera un taxi:
Por plata iba el pasajero, de la teoría a la praxis.
Su cuerpo, una carretera que accidentó a mucha gente.
Su amor, un huérfano herido,
Siempre buscando pariente.
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 UltraNurd wrote:
savoyard wrote:
Complete crap!! This just doesn't fit this format...
RP has a format? :oD
 

It's called "What Bill wants to play"
works well for me
Wow, look at all those red ratings. Fools!
 kingart wrote:
I like it. But...if he sang this to the Zombies on Fear the Walking Dead they wouldn't fuck with him so much. 
 

I like it. But...if he sang this to the Zombies on Fear the Walking Dead they wouldn't fuck with him so much. 
Yes! More Blades and the likes, please! 
 paloeguevo wrote:
Please learn to appreciate this amazing mixture of rhythms.
Flamenco, salsa, rumba, jazz, and even Arabic rhythms mixed in one song.
What a freaking genius Ruben Blades is. 
 
Watch Latcho Drom and you will understand the origins of this music. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsK8zKbTjZU

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107376/


The journey of the Romany people told through musicians and dancers of India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain.
Love Rubén. So talented.
Please learn to appreciate this amazing mixture of rhythms.
Flamenco, salsa, rumba, jazz, and even Arabic rhythms mixed in one song.
What a freaking genius Ruben Blades is. 
I remember breaking curfew to go to the City and watch Rubén, Tito Puente, Willie Colon and the rest of the Fania All-Stars. Dancing 'till the wee hours and then trying to make it back home before sunup. Thanks for letting me reminisce, RP.
Not a fan of the singer's voice, but the arrangement deserves a few points.
 Detlaps wrote:
I swear he sounds exactly like the singer in Gypsy Kings.
 
It's the yelling while running out of breath. Gipsy Kings guy does it better.
. . segue from Master Blaster was juicy   ' hat's off  {#Cool}
Viva Espana. Este es un buen Cantaor. Con un poco de jazz y arabe.
 joempie wrote:

That's just because it sounds terrible. But yeah, interesting it was, until I couldn't stand it anymore, which was like halfway through the 'song'.

 
+1
 bitbanger wrote:
Seriously interesting mix of Latin, American Jazz, and North African styles. Good and eclectic furshur. Low rating is a bit of a surprise though.

 
That's just because it sounds terrible. But yeah, interesting it was, until I couldn't stand it anymore, which was like halfway through the 'song'.
love this!
Seriously interesting mix of Latin, American Jazz, and North African styles. Good and eclectic furshur. Low rating is a bit of a surprise though.

 

I would very like to hear this song on RP Station ...if possible still this year….- ** 7 **


Wow, I've never seen such ignorant comments on such an acclaimed piece of work by Panama's Minister of Arts and Culture. Don't mind the name-dropping, take it for what it's worth. This album is highly acclaimed for its musicianship. Anyone who knows anything about rumba, conga, musica con fuerza, is not surprised to hear that on the first song of this recording, Ruben Blades creates a landscape of Puerto Rican/Cuban/Symphonic arrangement that has Martin Codax rolling in his tomb. If there's anything wrong with this album, it's Blades' deviance from traditional rhythm -- although Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays get an outstanding tribute, the song seems to push a different envelope. On the contrary, I am ashamed for those of you who chose to dismiss this masterpiece due to your general lack of musical appreciation/knowledge. Tsk, tsk. Suggestion: Next time, if you don't like something, learn to appreciate it before you lower yourself to mockery.
éste es mismo inspirational. la canción combina la influencia de los "Moors" de España antigua. Sí, tengo gusto de esto. Me recuerda vacaciones que gocé en Andalusia. Esta canción es igual que una mujer yo resolvió. Ella tenía ojos y pelo azules que era el color de las nubes.
TimeWaster wrote:
This is just unpleasant.
Yes, indeed.
I swear he sounds exactly like the singer in Gypsy Kings.
This is just unpleasant.
This is good work. Sr Blades continues to expand his already great repertory.
Ruben! This is cool, he's branching out, adding in some interesting world-stuff to his usual killer salsa. Damn good actor, too... ...and I woulda voted for him for El Presidente de Panama when he ran....
Yo quiero Taco Bell.
savoyard wrote:
Complete crap!! This just doesn't fit this format...
:lol: I guess you missed the word "eclectic" in the description of Radio Paradise....
savoyard wrote:
Complete crap!! This just doesn't fit this format...
RP has a format? :oD
Complete crap!! This just doesn't fit this format...
leonredcollar wrote:
Tengo gusto mucho, también.
I like it a lot, too.
Tengo gusto mucho, también.
Pyro wrote:
This sounds like JEWISH MEXICANO....sorry if that isn't politically correct! Very unusual and likeable.
Yeah...kinda like Juan Goldstein!
This is hard to categorize except for an easy fit in the "I like it" category.
rollo_tomasi wrote:
uno
nueve :whistle:
Jarring.
Mari wrote:
... Love these guys, pretty exotic and mysterious yet up front and in ya face at the same time? ...
nice your way to feel that! I agree
This sounds like JEWISH MEXICANO....sorry if that isn't politically correct! Very unusual and likeable.
¡Bravo Rubén! Excellent mixture of salsa, flamenco, etc. The lyrics tell a story of slave Africans. There's a verse where he mentions San Martín de Porres, an Afro-Peruvian monk and Catholic saint venerated in Latin America. :clap:
Brilliant that you played something by Ruben. Even if you don't understand all the lyrics (like me), his music really grabs you. I saw him in concert years ago (in Utrecht, Holland of all places) and the hall was packed with a enormous variety of nationalities. He really brought everyone together that night. High on my list of magical events.
:cool:
awesome cut, one of the best on this CD. argh, but it's pronounced BLAH-dez! como en panamá :bananajumprope:
uno
Ruben is just the best composer in latin american music. He mixes all types of styles but never loosing that salsa beat in the background. For those that don't speak spanish, sadly you are missing half of his magic, his lyrics. I'll try to translate the first part of this song. By the way in the CD he translates himself some of the songs. Mi madre no descansó y trabajó hasta preñada,/ My mother never rested and worked even pregnant/ Por eso, donde ella fuera yo adentro la acompañaba. /That's why, where she went I followed. Y mi abuelita decía "así nos salió la baraja! /and my grandma said: that's how our hand comeout. En la casa de los pobres hasta el feto trabaja!" In the poor men house even the fetus works.
Geez, I can hardly understand this guy. It's like he's speaking a foreign language or something.
This is from a very diverse CD by Ruben Blades, he borrows, mixes, and reinvents many different musical genres, most of it successfully. With, of course, a dollop of big-league salsa at the end. This is the only gitano-flavored tune on the album, and some of the rest are even more deserving of play on RP. Good stuff.
... Love these guys, pretty exotic and mysterious yet up front and in ya face at the same time? ...
se tarta basicamente de una bulla , bochinche o buleria, que importa el idioma se trata de buena musica... just listen! :bananajam:
Ruben started his career as musician, and then ventured into movies and TV acting. I like this facet of his career a lot more, although I don't think he's in the same league as Carlos Santana. I have never heard middle eastern influences in his music before. I find the blend of tropical, middle eastern and gypsy music OK, but not great.
Pantagruel wrote:
Progressive "Gipsy Kings"?
I like the sound of that...and this song.
Ruben Blades is a very good composer but sometimes he travels to Morroco to get the high times to work. It seems this is one. Too Bad
Ole'!
RationalB wrote:
Very Cool .Love the Middle Eastern influences. Watch out Carlos Santana!
Mid-East and Santana?
Very Cool .Love the Middle Eastern influences. Watch out Carlos Santana!
I usually like different music. The more different the beter... But this one; his voice is just killing me. Everything else about it is so good!!
Progressive "Gipsy Kings"?