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Bebo Valdes Lagrimas Negras

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Bebo Valdés: "Lágrimas Negras" - The Ultimate Collection on 180g Vinyl

Delve into the rich tapestry of Cuban music history with "Lágrimas Negras," a compilation showcasing the very best of the legendary pianist, composer, and bandleader Bebo Valdés. This deluxe 180 gram vinyl edition pays homage to Valdés' extraordinary legacy, offering listeners a glimpse into the vibrant world of Cuban music that he helped shape.

A Musical Visionary

Born in Quivicán, Cuba, on October 9, 1918, Bebo Valdés was steeped in the rhythms and traditions of Yoruba music from an early age. Throughout his illustrious career, he emerged as one of the most influential figures in Cuban music history, leaving an indelible mark on the global musical landscape. From his brilliant piano compositions to his masterful arrangements and musical direction, Valdés' impact transcends generations.

The Sabor de Cuba Orchestra: A Legacy of Excellence

At the heart of Bebo Valdés' musical journey lies the Sabor de Cuba orchestra, a collective of esteemed musicians whose collaboration yielded timeless recordings and electrifying performances. Featuring luminaries such as Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar, Luis Escalante, and Guillermo Barreto, this ensemble brought Valdés' compositions to life with unparalleled skill and passion.

Lágrimas Negras: A Landmark Recording

Central to this collection is the iconic track "Lágrimas Negras," which showcases Bebo Valdés' very first rendition of the classic song. Backed by his orchestra, Rolando Laserie's vocals add an emotive depth to this timeless composition. Witness the evolution of "Lágrimas Negras" as Bebo Valdés revisits it throughout his illustrious career, leaving an enduring legacy that resonates with listeners to this day.

A Resurgence of Recognition

After three decades in relative obscurity, Bebo Valdés received a resurgence of recognition in 1994 when Paquito D'Rivera invited him to record a new album in Germany. The resulting album, "Bebo Rides Again," reignited Valdés' career and led to further accolades, including a Grammy award for the Best Traditional Tropical Album. Despite his age, Valdés continued to perform and inspire audiences until his passing on March 22, 2013.

Available Now to Honour His Legacy

Celebrate the extraordinary life and musical contributions of Bebo Valdés with this definitive collection, available on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Immerse yourself in the timeless melodies and infectious rhythms that define his unparalleled legacy, and experience the magic of Cuban music as interpreted by a true master.

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