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Buena Vista Social Club — De Camino a La Vereda
Album: Buena Vista Social Club
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Released: 1997
Length: 5:00
Plays (last 30 days): 2
¡Oígame compay! No deje el camino por
coger la vereda.
Usted por enamorado
Tan viejo y con poco brillo
Usted por enamorado
Tan viejo y con poco brillo
El pollo que tiene al lado
Le ha hecho perder el trillo
¡Oígame compay! No deje el camino por
coger la vereda.
Ay, pero como soy tan sencillo
Pongo en claro esta trovada
Yo como soy tan sencillo
Pongo en claro esta trovada
Compay, yo no dejo el trillo
Para meterme en cañada.
¡Oígame compay! No deje el camino por
coger la vereda.
Ay, pero estabamo' comentando
Por qué ha abandonado a Andrea
Estabamo' comentado
Por qué ha abandonado a Andrea
Compadre uste' 'ta cambiando
De camino por vereda.
¡Oígame compay! No deje el camino por
coger la vereda.
Pero mire compadrito, uste' ha dejao' a la
pobre Geraldina para meterse con Dorotea.
No hables de tu marido mujer. Mujer de
malos sentimientos,
Todo se te ha vuelto un cuento
Porque no ha llegado la hora fatal.
¡Oígame compay! No deje el camino por
coger la vereda.
Ay ay ay ay, canta y no llore' Eliade'
Porque cantando se alegran cielito mío
los corazones.
No hables de tu marido mujer.
Mujer de malos sentimientos,
Todo se te ha vuelto un cuento
Porque no ha llegado la hora fatal.
Ay, húndale, húndale, húndale al mayoral.
Pero este señor está en el paso
Y no me deja pasar.
A la man... a la man... a la mancunchévere,
camina como chévere ha matao su
madre, mamá.
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Plays (last 30 days):
World/Etc Mix - 15


Ummm... something different from BVSC?
Great song, but WAY overplayed on the eclectic channel. Lots more BVSC out there!

Plays (last 30 days):
Main Mix - 3
World/Etc Mix - 17
This album is fantastic!
Me encanta está canción tan buena😎
 TerrorGovernor wrote:
Impeach Donald Trump already, we are counting on you
 
TerrorGovernor?  Must be from NY.
No idea what the Cubans are signing about, but they're having fun, and I'm having fun listening.  
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Best sounding cowbell ever !{#Smile}
 
Agreed    
 tglennblakney wrote:
Cuban music. Muy Bueno!
 
Win Wenders’ film was so uplifting and the music is wonderful
 islander wrote:
Ibrahim Ferrer has a voice as smooth as chocolate. It's a compelling argument for spending the next 40 years in bars smoking cigars and sipping rum. 
 

Cuban music. Muy Bueno!
Great Music! ...Thanks to the Yapping Yam, we can't go to see them live there!
what about something from Bonobo
The more I hear this, the more I like it.
 TerrorGovernor wrote:
Impeach Donald Trump already, we are counting on you
 
Two words: Mike Pence. Think before you dump.
One of the best concerts I've ever been to. Must have been around 2000 when they came through Seattle. Rubin Gonzalez needed help getting to the piano, but when he started playing it was like he was twenty years old. Man could he play. Omara was there too with a large brass section. The whole crowd was dancing out of their seats the whole concert.
Chair Dancing!!! :-)
Impeach Donald Trump already, we are counting on you
 westslope wrote:
I reckon this song would sound much better if played live in an open air café after several glasses were consumed.  

... open air cafe AS several glasses are consumed ....  and why can't I go to Cuba any longer?  Hunh?  Mr White House Guy?  Why not?
Joyous!!
 GTT wrote:
Ordinarily, I would enjoy this, but I am doing something very repetitive at work right now, and this song is so repetitive it is driving me crazy.

 
LOL!
 
I reckon this song would sound much better if played live in an open air café after several glasses were consumed.  
on this list of "best restaurant music":
https://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/14/the-best-restaurant-music-ever-made/
 
Ras le bol des musiques latinos, toujours répétitives ad nauseam.
Ordinarily, I would enjoy this, but I am doing something very repetitive at work right now, and this song is so repetitive it is driving me crazy.
Bill, how about something from Cooder's other roots albums  I Flathead or Chavez Ravine 
this is real nice


                                                    A Nod's as Good as a Wink...  .
                                                     Why we came here honey.?
                                                      We'd be in some twin town
Godlike music   (great movie too)
Ibrahim Ferrer has a voice as smooth as chocolate. It's a compelling argument for spending the next 40 years in bars smoking cigars and sipping rum. 

 
 
Good thing I have a standing cube at work!  
 unclehud wrote:

I've heard the same from a lot of my international friends that have visited Cuba: a lovely place stuck in a time warp, full of friendly, generous people and beautiful scenery.

Makes me wonder if that's because they've been spared the American influence of "money-over-all-things". 

 
Now that the Obama Administration is moving to normalize relations after 50 years, I have only one thing to say: 

See Cuba now before we ruin it.  
 stunix wrote:
Its August 2011 and I'm back in the Hotel National in Havana, the evening lightning has passed and there is a nice cooling breeze coming from the sea.  My 3rd Cuba Libre is going down and so are the cigars.   Scuba diving again in the morning, then out to Old Havana for some cruzing in a Lada (or a 3 wheeler).  you can keep your yank tanks, the ladas have the fun.   Beautiful country and people.
 
I've heard the same from a lot of my international friends that have visited Cuba: a lovely place stuck in a time warp, full of friendly, generous people and beautiful scenery.

Makes me wonder if that's because they've been spared the American influence of "money-over-all-things". 
 Ulises wrote:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

MARK TWAIN

 
indeed!!
Outstanding - wonderful memories of  hearing  BVSC live at the RAH London, 2013  {#Hearteyes}  {#Hearteyes}
I could not have stated it better. Exactly right. I never get tired of listening to this album.

cc_rider wrote:
Just wonderful. What an incredible bunch of musicians. Ry Cooder did the world a great service: if not for his efforts those artists almost certainly wouldn't be remembered. But now they will live forever.

I can't forget the part of the movie where they finally coaxed Ruben Gonzalez to play again. He had given up, you know? But they were able to bring him out and share his magic with the world again.

Paz, Caballeros.

 


Heard this for the first time on my last night in Havana. Fond memories of a great evening. 
I wish everyone would just shut the fuck up in this song. 
So great!
 coccyx wrote:
Geez this is annoying
 


Agreed
Its August 2011 and I'm back in the Hotel National in Havana, the evening lightning has passed and there is a nice cooling breeze coming from the sea.  My 3rd Cuba Libre is going down and so are the cigars.   Scuba diving again in the morning, then out to Old Havana for some cruzing in a Lada (or a 3 wheeler).  you can keep your yank tanks, the ladas have the fun.   Beautiful country and people.
Don't take the troll bait. 
 
toterola wrote:
Now that is one goddamn well-informed comment right there. {#Beat}

How do these people end up listening to RP? {#Stupid}
 

 Netto wrote:
I hate Vista, do not remind me about it
 





Vista, California? Microsoft Vista? La Vista, Baja California?

 ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
 
{#Zip-lip}  You really are an embarrassing dude for humankind.
No mujer? 

Ay caray! Que sentidos tan buenas de la Cuba. Que pudiera yo hablar otra vez con la viejita Rosa Rivero que me ensenaba Espanol y tambien a bailar y cocer Cristianos y Moros en la Univeridad de Norte Arizona, NAU. Que bailamos todos!


Geez this is annoying
I hate Vista, do not remind me about it
 ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
 
CNN, Fox and the Nice Government Men have made their job pretty well in you
Nice Horns!!
This entire album is so yummy. Instant mood changer. {#Roflol}
massive dislike. 
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Best sounding cowbell ever !{#Smile}
 


Jup. Cowbells in Cuba sound a lot better than in Bavaria! ;-)
It's a true classic.
What about Perez Prado?  Awesome band leader.  The Latin Benny Goodman!

las necesidades de la campana mas vaca

Otomi wrote:
¡Y son cubano!
You gotta laugh, Otomi - every culture has an element of they all look the same to me going on - although I suspect the original "Mexican" comment was a pretty successful troll, and the followups subtle parody. Can't tell you how often I've been mistaken for everything from a Brit to a Canuck overseas, and I'm as Deep South a Southern boy as was ever born!

 PA1749 wrote:
What boring world it would be without Corona, Mexican Food, Selma Hyack, and Spanish Guitars!
 
Give me the burritos and Salma, the music will take care of itself. *
 
Wouldn't want to ruin it with that crap beer tho.


*And before you start, no I have no idea what that means.


 PA1749 wrote:
What boring world it would be without Corona, Mexican Food, Selma Hyack, and Spanish Guitars!
  
¡Y son cubano!
What boring world it would be without Corona, Mexican Food, Selma Hyack, and Spanish Guitars!

Ry Cooder & Buena Vista Social Club - Y Tu Que Has Hecho, Live (1997)

"Ry Cooder -and Buena Vista Social Club play 'Y Tu Que Has Hecho'. Recorded live on Tuesday May 13th 1997 at BBC Television Centre, London. Features Ibrahim Ferrer and Compay Segundo on vocals, Ruben Gonzalez on piano."

Best sounding cowbell ever !{#Smile}
Just wonderful. What an incredible bunch of musicians. Ry Cooder did the world a great service: if not for his efforts those artists almost certainly wouldn't be remembered. But now they will live forever.

I can't forget the part of the movie where they finally coaxed Ruben Gonzalez to play again. He had given up, you know? But they were able to bring him out and share his magic with the world again.

Paz, Caballeros.
Bet this guy thinks Bob Marley its american just because sings in english, and he maybe dislikes him too.
 ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
 


Oigame, Compay
 YKV wrote:

 Class case of stupidity and ignorance {#Puke}

Yep - I wonder if he's even smart enough to know his mistake :-)
 


Sensational......give me Buena Vista Social Club, a cocktail and a beach and I'm a happy woman{#Cowboy}
{#Bananajam}
 ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
 
 Class case of stupidity and ignorance {#Puke}




 ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
 
Now that is one goddamn well-informed comment right there. {#Beat}

How do these people end up listening to RP? {#Stupid}


So much to enjoy within this performance!
 ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
 
What makes this comment and commenter particularly inane is that this is not music of Mexico. A bit farther east on the map.

 TerryS wrote:


Every time I think that  the phrase 'Ugly American' is passe, I am proven wrong. This particular one 107 years old according to her CV.

 


 ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
 

Every time I think that  the phrase 'Ugly American' is passe, I am proven wrong. This particular one 107 years old according to her CV.


And what exactly should the poor seals DO at the border?
Ignoramus.
 
muronacif wrote:

Does illiteracy mean something to you?
 


 ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
 
Does illiteracy mean something to you?
................................


I've heard their music before and liked it, but this just sounds like the trio in Chi-Chi's that plays by your table.
Oh man, how I long to head back down to Havana and soak up this culture and music again.
Makes me think of summer . . . right now it is 12 degrees F with a 15 degree wind chill, and there is a huge sinkhole and about a ton of ice in the street in front of my building (check out the Chicago Tribune). Buena Vista, take me away!
I saw Elíades Ochoa, who sang this one, last summer in a gig. Really nice!! I guess he's the last survivor of BVSC (must have been a boy by then...)
MonkeyPod wrote:
Hey this person has a point!
Here you assume the cretin's actually a person. Bad assumption. Ulises wrote:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. MARK TWAIN
:cheers: Most excellent BVSC. Per usual.
ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
Hey this person has a point! Bill, how many Americans lost their jobs when you played this song?
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. MARK TWAIN
MissIncendium wrote:
This music makes me want a Mojito
or 2...
Reminds me of when I waited tables at a Rio Bravo Mexican restaurant. Ahhhh....memories.
My entire half of the office is swaying along. I crave chips and salsa.
One of the world's perfect albums. Definitely one for my desert island discs.
Dynamite wrote:
I don't think I could ever get enough of Buena Vista Social Club.
Amen to that. I was lucky enough to see them live in Seattle some years back. Fabulous show.
I don't think I could ever get enough of Buena Vista Social Club.
if Cuba is Mexico, why Mexicans don't dance salsa? Azucar!! Viva México campeones!!
So lucky that we got to hear them all together. So sad that most of them are dead now.
Gonna go put it on for a road trip right now.
Love this band, This CD is rate: 11 :P;) :crown:
xkolibuul wrote:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Yo, guapo, this is CUBA. CUBAN MUSIC. Here's a few hints so that you don't sound quite so pendejo the next time you abre la boca. How to tell CUBA from MEXICO Rum, not tequila. Ergo mojitos not margaritas (and actually the Mexicans only serve margaritas to the turistas; tequila is too good to water down). Mambo, not mariachis. Rice and beans, not tortillas and beans. Celia Cruz, not Vicente Fernandez. Cigars, not chiles. Beisbol, not futbol. And of course, Castro, not Cardenas. Yours in combatting rampant ignorance.
:lol: :clap: :lol: :clap: :lol:
ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
Aren't you an ignorant ass - get a map AND a brain.
ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
You need a map!!!
This music makes me want a Mojito
:lol: :lol: :lol: Yo, guapo, this is CUBA. CUBAN MUSIC. Here's a few hints so that you don't sound quite so pendejo the next time you abre la boca. How to tell CUBA from MEXICO Rum, not tequila. Ergo mojitos not margaritas (and actually the Mexicans only serve margaritas to the turistas; tequila is too good to water down). Mambo, not mariachis. Rice and beans, not tortillas and beans. Celia Cruz, not Vicente Fernandez. Cigars, not chiles. Beisbol, not futbol. And of course, Castro, not Cardenas. Yours in combatting rampant ignorance. ad4tise wrote:
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
I don't like Mexican Music. In fact, I don't like Mexico. They should seal the borders!
Mmmmmmm...thank you Bill for this luminous bit of Cuban musicality.
67nj wrote:
LOL Good Job
:puke:
Where's Scott Jagow and Allan Sloan?
Bill, SHAME on you for not playing this more often!
'fraid this just doesn't do it for me. sounds too much like random instruments and voices just "winging it".
Mugro wrote:
This music, this album and this documentary make me want to go to Cuba. Fidel, let me in!! :bounce:
Mugro, Fidel will certainly let you in. The problems may occur when you return to the USA and tell customs where you have recently traveled. Sorry about the election...sounds like a loss for MA.
Although this is Cuban instead of Mexican, it still sounds like a weekend with the in-laws!
:dance: BVSC is always a good time! :dance:
Everytime you listen to this, also thank Ry Cooder for his great initiative! Talk about a great idea! :clap: Ya tu sabes, broder. . . Tremendo guaguanco, le zumba el mango!
Mikey wrote:
Music for fine candlelight dining. And by fine dining I mean Taco H/Bell. And by candlelight I mean glaring, flourescent office fixtures. And by music I mean not this.
Hilarious take! I enjoyed that. I'm also enjoying the song. So there ya go. Signed, Downtown Texas
Always great to hear BVSC, and a tip o' the hat to Ry Cooder for putting it all together for us to savor.
Bless their hearts -- R.I.P. Ibrahim Ferrer and Compay Segundo! I'm grateful I got to see several of the principals in B.V.S.C. in various appearances in San Francisco. Mojo
This so makes me want to dance the night away. What a tremendous group of musicians. :bounce: :sunny: :bounce:
mojoman wrote:
Hmm. It's Cuban music, so while I suppose you can hear it in "downtown Arizona" (whereever that is), I suppose you're more likely to hear it in Miami.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Maybe Arizona is a town in Cuba?
oh, how i love the buena vista social club.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Unfortunately I can hear this kind of music every where I go in beautiful downtown Arizona so I am not partial to hearing it again on RP
Hmm. It's Cuban music, so while I suppose you can hear it in "downtown Arizona" (whereever that is), I suppose you're more likely to hear it in Miami.
This music, this album and this documentary make me want to go to Cuba. Fidel, let me in!! :bounce:
is this baby dropping out or am I losing my mind