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Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban — Drume Negrita
Album: Mambo Sinuendo
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7.4

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Released: 2003
Length: 4:53
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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This is actually a song based on a Cuban baby lullaby which every single Cuban knows, but this upgrade is utterly brilliant and introduces this common local tune to the world.
 hayduke2 wrote:
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Mahalo Spider! 
 
hayduke2? erbber?
PeeWee Herman's Playhouse?  

This is EXCELLENT.
Oh, this is nice, mellow surfer music, bbbrrrrrzzzziiiinnnnggggeee
summer ....
Boat drinks for everyone!
Love this..
Eminently satisfying enough for me to long for Hawaiian shirt weather.    
There are 3 others albums similar to this one.  Chavez Ravine, My name is Buddy and I Flathead.
Makes me wish I could be cruising along a coastal road in a big old car with tail-fins, listening to this masterpiece, looking at the sea...
i'm going to search for this cd
Utterly original. I haven't heard anything quite like it before and I'm 100% addicted to it. Brilliance.
1972 Cooder released 'Into The Purple Valley' and hasn't stopped since
he seems to be a bottomless well of fresh music 
So relaxing... title could be "Duerme Negrita" instead.
Was introduced to Ry Cooder and J. J. Cale at same time... Their spark of originality has never left, never weakened... wandered some for my tastes, but returned to their path... just GOOD MUSIC...

I wish some of the new guys would spend the time learning their instrument and finding their sound... Their work seems uneven. Not kind you can follow for 30-40-50 years and still find pleasure. That's me. Maybe it's the money machine that has to generate hits.  Maybe it's the lack of local bars where you spend afternoons getting better before people who don't care. When you can stop the BS conversations you're getting there. Otherwise it's sympathy tips and many more insults. My opinion FWIW...

This is brilliant original music.
 DaveInVA wrote:
An extra point for the '59 Caddy tailfin on the cover {#Music}


 
... those iconic tail fins grace more than one album cover
has me daydreaming of a tropical beach front, smooth young bikini-clad babes and a coconut filled with rum punch   : )
Luvverly!
What a great sound.

Recently watched Paris, Texas, the Wim Wenders film — soundtrack by Ry Cooder. One of my favorites, all around.
 
I'm sooooo in the minority...I really dislike this track.It's neither one thing or the other to me.
sorry 
I hear Neko Case somewhere in the melody.  
Just what I needed right now ...
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Mahalo Spider! 
 aristoteles wrote:
Love the album, the song,...and the album cover :)

 
Ditto, ditto & ditto :))
 DaveInVA wrote:
An extra point for the '59 Caddy tailfin on the cover {#Music}


 
I passed by convertible sedan from that era—thought it was a Chevrolet Fairport, but can't find it on the Web—the other day while walking. Jesus, it was like looking at a headless steel Brontosaur. But yes, the taillight on the album cover is a classy salute to the consumer excess of the Atomic Age. 

1/1/14 edit: Am reminded of a moment of teenaged idiocy. A friend from high school, more deficient in his store of common sense than most youths, bought a clapped-out '68 or '69 Buick Electra 225 convertible. This beast was less than 15 years old but it had seen some hard living and even back then required serious coin to fill up. 

Photo of two Buick Electra 225 convertibles on golf course 
Room for Jimmy Hoffa and four of his friends in the trunk. 


Friend Alex had purchased this beast with cash but needed a hand to drive it away. He persuaded me to pilot this tug back to his house while he and other friends drove ahead of me. Even more clueless (temporarily) than Alex, I agreed. I thought it odd that they were all crammed in this other car with Alex while I drove solo. Plenty of room, folks...no? Alex did say to drive slowly and take turns carefully...

Once we got to his place, Alex let me know that the steering of the Electra was shot and could have completely failed at any moment during the trip. Oh yeah and hey, thanks for helping out. 

From what I can remember, he paid some schmo with no real auto experience to shave the piston heads a short time after that. Not surprisingly, the job was a complete failure and I think Alex paid someone to tow the beast away. A shame, really: you could have had an orgy in that back seat. 
 rashad wrote:
When they list the wonderful things the US gave the world, let Fender be near the top ....

 
Ditto.
Love the album, the song,...and the album cover :)
When they list the wonderful things the US gave the world, let Fender be near the top ....
music for channeling your relaxed inner badass- or something like that....  
love
Okay, now I feel like surfing... though I've never done that before and it's raining cats and dogs...
Bert Weedon?
Diggin' this vibe...{#Sunny}
Interesting article on William Morgan, for those Cubanophiles out there...
https://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/05/28/120528fa_fact_grann
Good ol' Bola de Nieve. One of my top, favourite tunes by the maverick pianist from Guanabacoa, Havana. I used to sing this to my daughter,  when she was little even though she's got blond hair! :-)

Thanks, Bill.

A Cuban In London.
Dreamy.
love this one{#Biggrin}
 seven7 wrote:
best song of the day
 
Even unsung.
best song of the day
You take Ry and Manual, I'll take Danny Gatton. I win.

(feeling ornery for some reason, sorry. It's a damn good tune)
Bumped to a 10 having withstood the "over time" test.  I read somewhere that the sessions were recorded in a plain jane room with nice lighting and an old wood floor . . .
I have these last two albums (This and Mitch Gerber)  in the rotation back-to-back just like here at RP... Both purchased thru first time introductions here...
Nice flow from one to another...

Wow! Just reading about his passing as this played. RIP Manuel..

Yes, yes, and yes.

 
Businessgypsy wrote:


 



just took my first sip of coffee and this came on - perfect
Great song, love the mellow mood.  What a song for a sunny spring afternoon in Tenn.
Love this tune.  Had it on a Putamayo collection of Cuban lullabies.  This was always my favorite.
Verrrrrrry schweeeeeeeeeeet.  Thanks.
"They all say... that it's a lonely town..." — Stan Ridgeway
This is a good version but still it doesn't beat Bola de Nieves'.

Thanks, Bill.

Greetings from London.

A Cuban In London.
Very nice. It feels so Hawaiian.  Now where's that hula banana. :-)


A bit Burt Weedon?

Or in other words, the good stuff from the 50s!  {#Guitarist}
this smacks of "After Dark" by Tito & Tarantula(?)
 a_genuine_find wrote:
What space surfers listen to...
 
Dig.

I keep waiting for Cyndi Lauper to interrupt with PeeWee's theme song. Until then, Smoooooth.

Ry Cooder & Son  by Nora Caracci   fotomie2009
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotomie2009/

Fantastic Concert & Arcimboldi Milan Italy - 26 June 2009

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While this song is a solid 9 for me Caballo Viejo on the same album is an 11. Over all this album is one of my favorites I have in my collection.
That's some fine playing. {#Guitarist}
Hooray!
A new favorite I never knew I never knew.
Thanks you beautiful RP people.

An extra point for the '59 Caddy tailfin on the cover {#Music}

One of the absolute coolest songs ever, IMO.  And one of the best album photos, too.

Absolutely great... Bill, dude, you have got one awesome knack for pickin the best tunes!  Thanks for rockin' our world!  {#High-five}


Rockin out on this one, great set too! Thanks RP

Huh. For some reason this song reminds me of Annabeth Gish. {#Think}
i have yet to hear any ry cooder that doesn't rate "outstanding."
I had the volume low, and expected to hear Neko 
What a beautiful song!{#Clap}
What space surfers would listen too...
Can't help myself. Every few months I have to thank RP for the incredible music they play. Really makes a difference in my life.

THANK YOU!

Fantastic summer song. . .  feel myself drifting away on sand, with a margarita in my hand, the hot sun matched by the blue skies and warm salty water of the pacific in Hawaii . . .OH NO, I am still at work. Just a cruel joke to play this great song at the end of the work day.

Wow...never heard this. Way cool.




Magnificent performance of the guitarists in this album, impresses me the singular style of Manuel Galvan plaing the guitar Fender Telecaster with heavy gauge strings, the melodic runs and chordal patterns with influences of traditional Cuban music;  in the accomplishment of this album they had still collaborated a long list of musicians, between which if they find some elements of the band Buena Vista Social Club, as Orlando "Cachaíto" López, on bass, and the percussionists include Jim Keltner, Cooder's son, Joachim Cooder and the conga master Miguel Angá Díaz, beyond the proper Ry Cooder on organ, guitar, electric bass, steel guitar, piano, producer, vibraphone, tres.

** 9  **



pass me that pina colada please! 

For those that dig this, I urge you to check out the Blue Hawaiians, Aqua Velvets, and Miles Corbin.
mgkiwi wrote:
Take me away to a hot & steamy place and fill me with lots of dark rum {#Cool}       
  {#Sunny}{#Fire}  Radio Paradise   {#Drunk}

                                                                             

Take me away to a hot & steamy place and fill me with lots of dark rum {#Cool}
beautyful!


"Jackie cane was everybody's sugar. . . "


Very nice.

kayaksurf4fun wrote:
This song reminded me of the PeeWee's Playhouse music. Not a badthing, but interesting..
INTERESTING?! That's the SECRET WORD!!! :clap: :bounce: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit: :propeller: :roflol: :jump:
This song reminded me of the PeeWee's Playhouse music. Not a badthing, but interesting..
:bounce:
What a great transition from Liz Phair "Uncle Alvarez"!
Hello Chairie! , where's Randy! Huh-huh!
HA!HA!HA!HA!:stop:HA!HA!HA!HA! slartibart_O wrote:
me too:
:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: Nabla wrote:
:sunny:
:sunny:
tcbeatie wrote:
This song reminded me of the PeeWee's Playhouse music. Not a bad thing, but interesting..
me too:
Hey, nice picture! Much better than the album cover... maybe you could sell it... MojoJojo wrote:
Wow. I took a pic much like that on the album cover! Mmmmmm, '59 Eldorados! (fun song too)
This song reminded me of the PeeWee's Playhouse music. Not a bad thing, but interesting..
kimacho wrote:
It'd be nice to follow this song with Martin Denny's "Quiet Village."
Or Denny's "Moons Over My Hammy"...
Steven_G wrote:
Miamizsunj, I am hearing more 1950s Hawaii rather than the Keys here.... Nice music though.
Yeah, that's the groove I'm diggin' too, Moondoggy. Or maybe early 60's SoCal surf scene. Shoot the Curl! c.
Great Jam
It'd be nice to follow this song with Martin Denny's "Quiet Village."
This is a personal favorite album. Every track is a beauty. Another one I'm really surprised to hear on a station like RP.
Mack wrote:
Mr Cooder needs to vist the tuning lady, third from the right. If he aint outa tune he's playin the wrong notes?
Is it possible that Mr. Cooder knows exactly what he is doing with a guitar at all times?
Tried to call one of my kids Ry but the Missus wasn't having any of it.
First time I've heard this, very nice.
gonzafr wrote:
Anybody know where I can find more music like this?
This whole CD has an amazing, twangy brilliance. Almost all the tunes are instrumentals with great percussion, and a big big atmosphere. I recca mend.
nampelkafe wrote:
drume negrita que tu mama esta en el campo, negrita si no drume viene el diablo blanco y zas! te come la patita very nice song. disturbing way to sleep a baby, thoug... :think:
You got the wrong song, dude. This is also a lullaby, also with a somewhat strange message for the baby should she not go to sleep. The lyrics to this one are as follows. It is beautifully sung by Celia Cruz in "The Perez Family", a fun and romantic tale about a group of Cuban refugees that make it to Miami. Mamá la negrita Se lê salen lo pie' la cunita Y la negra Mercé Ya no sabe que hacé Tu drume, negrita Que yo va' comprá nueva cunita Que va' tené capité Que va' tené cascabé Si tu drume Yo te traigo un mamey Muy colorao Y si no drume Yo te traigo un babalao Que da pau-pau Tu drume negrita Que yo va' comprá nueva cunita Que va' tené capité Que va' tené cacabé
i heard ry is teaming up with pete seeger... any releases yet?
This is pretty, like watching waves lapping the shore. :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
gonzafr wrote:
Anybody know where I can find more music like this?
RP - keep listening...
Anybody know where I can find more music like this?
I bought this cd when it first came out. It's one of the few where I listen to every track.
dmax wrote:
Yes, this sounds, gloriously, like the beginning of PeeWee's Playhouse.
I had to log onto the comments board because that was exactly what was running through my head as this song played. And I was sad/but happy that I wasn't the first one to think the same thing.
Mugro wrote:
The back beat of this song reminds me somehow of the scene from Godfather II when Michael finds out that Fredo had betrayed him ("Johnny Oela told me about this place"). They were in that strange bar in Havana watching some strange sex show and this back beat was playing.
"That's why they call him Superman."
drume negrita que tu mama esta en el campo, negrita si no drume viene el diablo blanco y zas! te come la patita very nice song. disturbing way to sleep a baby, thoug... :think:
This is beautiful. My daughter has a CD of Cuban Lullabyes (from Putamayo, highly recommended) that features several versions of Drume Negrita with words. I've always felt this song was fabulous. It's a great tune, and holds up extremely will in Ry's and Manuel's capable hands.
Yes, this sounds, gloriously, like the beginning of PeeWee's Playhouse. Gregorama wrote:
Pterri: "But Pee Vee: I vant to be da bay-be!"
OK, Pterri, you can be the big baby... I will forever regret not picking up the Pterri stuffed animal when I saw it in ToysRUs.
The back beat of this song reminds me somehow of the scene from Godfather II when Michael finds out that Fredo had betrayed him ("Johnny Oela told me about this place"). They were in that strange bar in Havana watching some strange sex show and this back beat was playing.
tomcool wrote:
"Drume Negrita" is a Afro-Cuban lullaby. "Sleep, little black girl" is a common translation. ("Duermete" is standard Spanish, "Drume" is Afro-Cuban slang.)
Thanks for that info. I was wondering.
lixy wrote:
For a couple of seconds I thought it's "Low" by REM; Dusk is dawn is day . . .
That's a long time to stay with that mistake !!
Book 'em Danno " Music 1 "
For a couple of seconds I thought it's "Low" by REM; Dusk is dawn is day . . .
I bought the CD because of RP airplay. Nice addition to the library. This is the best track, IMO. "Drume Negrita" is a Afro-Cuban lullaby. "Sleep, little black girl" is a common translation. ("Duermete" is standard Spanish, "Drume" is Afro-Cuban slang.) This according to a Cuban-American friend of mine, and several sites on the WWW.