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Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban — La Luna en Tu Mirada
Album: Mambo Sinuendo
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Released: 2003
Length: 4:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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He plays the guitar so effortlessly. And you can swear you hear the guitar saying things... 
Check out the entire record. Top shelf, all the way through.
This entire album is simply wonderful. 
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
need to move this up in the rotation

 
delightful ... yes, totally agree!
need to move this up in the rotation
Sublime.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
 hd220 wrote:
After the Buena Vista days, Ry Cooder got back together with Manuel Galban from those sessions.  Manuel was a member of Los Zafiros, a pre-revolution doh wop band who recorded the original version of this song.  This is a great under rated CD with more many more gems on it including a Dean Martin and Doris Day classic "Secret Love". A very different take on Cuban music yet retaining a strong Cuban feel.  This was recorded as well as Buena Vista at the Egram studios on Obispo street in Havana.  Listen to Ry and Manuel's guitars conversing back and forth throughout this CD.  I have an extensive and eclectic (much like RP) vinyl and CD collection and this is in my top 10-20 albums/CDs.  A 10 for me, only because I can't vote higher.


Cooder has an amazing ability to flow beautifully in duet scenarios, check out  A Meeting By The River .

 
A meeting by the river is sublime - One of my favourite albums. 
Wonderful tune, especially now when heavy rain keeps pounding onto the roof. 
Awesome 
just beautiful
 cShaggy wrote:
..sounds like Plant solo..what was that tune?.."driving me on / driving me down the road"..
 
big log, though I don't really hear the resemblance
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces - "Chain Gang" Live (1987)  

Band: Ry Cooder: guitar, vox - Jim Keltner: drums - Van Dyke Parks: keys - Jorge Calderon: bass - Flaco Jimenez: accordion - Miguel Cruiz: percussion - Steve Douglas: sax
George Bohannon: trombone
Singers: Bobby King: tenor - Terry Evans: baritone - Arnold McCuller: tenor - Willie Green Jr: bass


 
Wow. What a rendition.
Very romantic!!{#Daisy}
..sounds like Plant solo..what was that tune?.."driving me on / driving me down the road"..
 hd220 wrote:
After the Buena Vista days, Ry Cooder got back together with Manuel Galban from those sessions.  Manuel was a member of Los Zafiros, a pre-revolution doh wop band who recorded the original version of this song.  This is a great under rated CD with more many more gems on it including a Dean Martin and Doris Day classic "Secret Love". A very different take on Cuban music yet retaining a strong Cuban feel.  This was recorded as well as Buena Vista at the Egram studios on Obispo street in Havana.  Listen to Ry and Manuel's guitars conversing back and forth throughout this CD.  I have an extensive and eclectic (much like RP) vinyl and CD collection and this is in my top 10-20 albums/CDs.  A 10 for me, only because I can't vote higher.


Cooder has an amazing ability to flow beautifully in duet scenarios, check out  A Meeting By The River .
After the Buena Vista days, Ry Cooder got back together with Manuel Galban from those sessions.  Manuel was a member of Los Zafiros, a pre-revolution doh wop band who recorded the original version of this song.  This is a great under rated CD with more many more gems on it including a Dean Martin and Doris Day classic "Secret Love". A very different take on Cuban music yet retaining a strong Cuban feel.  This was recorded as well as Buena Vista at the Egram studios on Obispo street in Havana.  Listen to Ry and Manuel's guitars conversing back and forth throughout this CD.  I have an extensive and eclectic (much like RP) vinyl and CD collection and this is in my top 10-20 albums/CDs.  A 10 for me, only because I can't vote higher.
Definitely evocative of a time of slab-steel automobiles, sinuous grooves, and a brace of stiff cocktails thrown past the teeth by Five-Thirty...
I always dug the Caddy fins. Yes, they signaled all sorts of cultural dysfunction...but they were so cool.
A sultry 9. I dig.
Ry Cooder keeps trying and changing it up.   Nice to se old guy not falling in faded glory rut... It's also very nice... good music
Bought the album some time ago - it does not leave any of the gadgetology devices I have   ;-)
Can't decide if its a 6 or a 10...so settled on an 8.
SHould see surfers in a sunset for this one...

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Roy Buchannan writhes in easy listening hell every time this tune plays.
Extra points for the '59 Caddy on the cover...

Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces - "Chain Gang" Live (1987)  

Band: Ry Cooder: guitar, vox - Jim Keltner: drums - Van Dyke Parks: keys - Jorge Calderon: bass - Flaco Jimenez: accordion - Miguel Cruiz: percussion - Steve Douglas: sax
George Bohannon: trombone
Singers: Bobby King: tenor - Terry Evans: baritone - Arnold McCuller: tenor - Willie Green Jr: bass


{#Curtain}

¡Que romántico!
always liked ry. AND chit he's an LA boy. but years and years ago.

Swell cubie guy this Manuel. Have a taco on me! Bend it dude!

8 is right. Maybe 8.1 
1959 was the last year that American cars were allowed to be imported into Cuba. If you visit Havana today, I am told you will see many 1950s autos, some them in immaculate condition, on the streets.

 d00kie wrote:
Anyone know exactly what make/model of car the tail lights belong to on the cover art?
 

Yes, you're looking at an artist rendering of the classic fin and dual tail lights of a 1959 Cadillac.


Anyone know exactly what make/model of car the tail lights belong to on the cover art?
Umm. Slow dance at the prom. (That's not necessarily a criticism. I'm enjoying it.)
A slow sad lament in an old New Mexico frontier town.. this is beautiful.
only 3 comments?  i kinda like the sound of the guitar here..
smooth.....................{#Cool}
Bravo!!!!!!! great song, Ry has been amazing me for years

 

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;  La Luna en Tu Mirada, written by composer cuban Luis Chanivecky;  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  **