Saturday Matinee – Buena Vista Social Club; Tito, Poncho & Celia; The Iguanas

“El Cumbanchero.” The Buena Vista Social Club is awesome. Tip o’ the Tarboosh to Rodan for reminding me of them.

Continuing with Afro-Cubano jazz, here’s Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez y Celia Cruz, with “Quimbara.” No idea what that translates to, but I guess it’s a dance style.

This was one of The Iguanas best songs, and the video doesn’t do it justice. (Here’s the studio version w/o video. As an aside, in the live video, the bass player looks like me in my 20s, but with a better haircut. Heh.) Since The Iguanas were from New Orleans, let’s move in that direction…

New Orleans is gonna be in the news again in a couple of days, but not for the right reasons. I suggest we ignore the msm and enjoy the music instead.

Have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Author: Bunk Strutts

Boogah Boogah.

2 thoughts on “Saturday Matinee – Buena Vista Social Club; Tito, Poncho & Celia; The Iguanas”

  1. phil– Haven’t been down there in decades. Very pretty area. Got a cousin on the north side of Lake Ponchartrain, but I haven’t seen her since I was a kid. I’d love to tour the area again, post Katrina, but current finances won’t allow it.


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