Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (Full Album)

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Buena Vista Social Club is the debut album by the eponymous ensemble of Cuban musicians directed by Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder. It was recorded at Havana’s EGREM studios in March 1996 and released on September 16, 1997, on World Circuit. Despite its success, it remains the only standard studio album exclusively credited to the Buena Vista Social Club.

Track listing:
1. “Chan Chan” Compay Segundo 4:16
2. “De camino a la vereda” Ibrahim Ferrer 5:03
3. “El cuarto de Tula” Sergio González Siaba 7:27
4. “Pueblo Nuevo” Israel “Cachao” López 6:05
5. “Dos gardenias” Isolina Carrillo 3:02
6. “¿Y tú qué has hecho?” Eusebio Delfín 3:13
7. “Veinte años” María Teresa Vera 3:29
8. “El carretero” Guillermo Portabales 3:28
9. “Candela” Faustino Oramas 5:27
10. “Amor de loca juventud” Rafael Ortiz 3:21
11. “Orgullecida” Eliseo Silveira 3:18
12. “Murmullo” Electo “Chepín” Rosell 3:50
13. “Buena Vista Social Club” Israel “Cachao” López 4:50
14. “La bayamesa” Sindo Garay 2:54

Personnel:
Backing Vocals – Alberto Valdés* (tracks: 2, 3, 9), Ibrahim Ferrer (tracks: 1, 8), Juan de Marcos González (tracks: 2, 8, 9), Luis Barzaga (tracks: 2, 3, 9), Manuel ‘Puntillita’ Licea (tracks: 2, 9)
Bongos – Carlos González (tracks: 1, 3, 9)
Claves – Ibrahim Ferrer (tracks: 6, 13)
Conductor – Juan de Marcos González (tracks: 3, 9)
Congas – Lázaro Villa (tracks: 5, 12)
Cowbell – Carlos González (tracks: 3, 9)
Double Bass – Orlando “Cachaíto” López (tracks: 1 to 9, 11 to 14)
Goblet Drum [Dumbek] – Joachim Cooder (tracks: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 to 11)
Guiro – Lázaro Villa (tracks: 4, 13)
Guitar – Compay Segundo (tracks: 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14), Eliades Ochoa (tracks: 1, 3, 8, 9, 11), Ry Cooder (tracks: 1 to 7, 11 to 13)
Keyboards – Rubén González (tracks: 4 to 6, 11 to 14)
Laúd [Laoud] – Barbarito Torres (tracks: 2, 3, 7, 11)
Maracas – Alberto Valdés* (tracks: 1 to 9, 12, 13)
Mbira – Ry Cooder (tracks: 1, 8)
Trumpet – Mañuel ‘Guajiro’ Mirabal* (tracks: 1 to 6, 9, 11)
Udu – Joachim Cooder (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 8, 13)
Vocals – Compay Segundo (tracks: 6, 7, 10, 11, 14), Eliades Ochoa (tracks: 1, 3, 8, 9), Ibrahim Ferrer (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 9, 12, 14), Manuel ‘Puntillita’ Licea (tracks: 3, 14)

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Released: September 16, 1997
Recorded: March 1996
Studio: EGREM studios, Havana, Cuba
Length: 60:00
Label: World Circuit, Nonesuch
Producer: Ry Cooder

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