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The Cuban Tapes

by Bahama Soul Club

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    - Video AY JONA
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Ay Jona 04:52 video
Cuervo Gold 04:11
La Serenata 04:12
Broken Piano 01:32


:: The Cuban Tapes feat. Spanky Wilson, Bessie Smith, Ruthie Foster, Danay Suarez, Arema Arega, Telmary Diaz, Anna Luca tbc. ::

Darker, deeper a bit more mystic than what you probably expected from The Bahama Soul Club.
Alluring Tiki blended through Jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms and instrumentation, environmental sounds and lush romatic themes and not without a twinkled eye for the Exotica genre.
„Sure everything is based on Bahama Soul-ish kind of established and reknown rhythm and sound, but this time we spotted more on the composition with more harmonies and a soft spot on fine melodies. If you try to visualize a splendid Jazzband in a cuban night club in the mid 60s. Then you probably got it.“
Indeed the work on this album was deeply inspired by the breathtaking pictures of the most deliriously beautiful films ever made: „I Am Cuba“, directed 1964 by Mikhail Kalatozov and presented in the 90s by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. The rights owners of this film ‚The Cuban Institute Of Cinematography‘ totally fell in love with the first songs for this album and also with the idea to combine the footage with the music. Then, finally they agreed to several scenes for a couple of videos to feature „The Cuban Tapes“ with pure genuine cuban patina. The first video is a trailer featuring the opening song „Ay Jona“.

„The Cuban Tapes“ concists of 17 tracks of finest Club Jazz and again with selected vocal features like some of the most announced artists of the contemporary Cuban Music Scene: DANAY SUAREZ, AREMA AREGA & TELMARY DIAZ. A grandiose trio which was also selected by Gilles Peterson for his terrific 'HAVANA CULTURA' project.
As if this weren't enough we're more than proud to announce three generations of distinguished American singers from past until now, starting with Jazz and Gospel legend BESSIE SMITH, Soul and Funk diva SPANKY WILSON and the Grammy nominated „Soul and Blues Powerhouse“ RUTHIE FOSTER. Finally on top of that the wonderful ANNA LUCA from mighty Club Des Belugas. By the way, cool remixes from CLUB DES BELUGAS, from Italian shooting star SUOHNO and from French Swingmaster GRANT LAZLO as bonustracks. Un abrazo.


released September 17, 2013


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