The music has an authentic feel that is so often missing from the pre-packaged garbage that often gets shoved at it. These are guys who have been playing a style of music they dearly love for all of the right reasons ... because it brings them happiness. Stellar musicianship, great songs and a real sense of culture make this a must own record for all music lovers, no matter if they've never been a fan of Latin music or jazz or things on the softer side.
On 11/1/2000, Inactive Member posted:
This is a great record because it showcases the outstanding, massively underrated playing of these Cuban musicians. it is a great endevour by Ry Cooder, and i hope he continues to write, play, and produce great music. see the movie, too.
This movie is a must see not just for guitar players but all humans. This music is why people smile. Watching the stories of these old guys (and one gal) and then hearing them come together will really move even the coldest heart. It is a love story of music. While watching you will want to dance smile be happy and cry with happieness. I really LOVE this flick.
I don't agree with the youth angst garbage quote, but kevin is right about the cd. It is top notch music. To give it a more personal touch, I highly recommend seeing the movie.
On 4/13/2000, Inactive Member posted:
This is the kind of music that makes you smile...makes you get up and boogie.
When Ry Cooder got all these old Cuban musicians together to play these songs, he created one of the best records I have ever heard.
This is music by real musicians. This music has soul, and lots of it. It's a very refreshing change of pace from the whiny, youth-angst garbage we hear all day on the radio stations.
If you like real music, you can't miss this.