Many of you may have heard of, heard or possibly own this album as it was a big deal with the accompanying documentary that won many awards and was nominated for best documentary at the 1997 Academy Awards. This project was the brainchild of great guitarist and all around crazy person, Ry Cooder. He gathered a dozen of the most famous house musicians from the actual Buena Vista Social Club in pre-revolution Cuba and made this album with them.
Even if you don’t care for Latin music, it’s hard not to appreciate these beautiful arrangements and masterful playing. I hope you enjoy it and at least have a cocktail or two while listening to “El Carretero” while I’m gone. Here’s Beuna Vista Social Club.