Classic timba

Discussion in 'Salsa Music' started by timberamayor, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. MrTanguero

    MrTanguero Changui

    Another all-time favorite of mine.
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  2. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    Love Mandy.
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  3. Yea, Croy was the guy taking lessons from Cuayo.
  4. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    More Issac
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  5. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    The audio on the vocals isn't so great but some good NG live

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  6. estrella

    estrella Tumbao

    Listening to:
    Mayito Rivera & The Sons Of Cuba - Inventate Una Historia

    Not what I expected but I really like the album, nice Cha cha (Harley Davidson de Cuba), Bolero and Salsa / Timba.
  7. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    Have you read Mayito's articles at They might surprise you. Here is a link to his blog.
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  8. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    Irakere classic 1970s Timba

    Aguanile Bonko
    Rucu Rucu A Santa Clara

    best regards all

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  9. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    Pupy Pedroso is a Timba Maestro, and Mandy a great singer, like his voice tone and phrasing

    best regards
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2014
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  10. estrella

    estrella Tumbao

    Thanks for sharing , I am a great fan of Pup y :)
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  11. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    Yeah, this is a fantastic song!
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  12. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    I agree, it is a fantastic song

    classic songs to me are not old songs, classic to me is a very good music that have made a mark, all the collection of music posted in this thread have made its mark in timba

    best regards
  13. BullitproofSoul

    BullitproofSoul Shine Officer

    can't say I'm a big Van Van fan,but does this count?

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  14. jcarru

    jcarru Changui

    Gah! so amazing to hear Yo Soy Un Hombre live. It's a shame so little audio or video exists of NG's classic years but I guess this extends to pretty much everybody in the early timba years (I would love to hear how Issac was operating around the Con Ganas era, given that it's my favorite album of his).

    I think Guaco is one of the most interesting bands around. They are decidedly not timba (I've spoken to some of their members and while they acknowledged its influence, especially during the 90s, they think their music is much more than just that) but they did operate similarly in parallel to timba's innovations. I also happen to think they had some sort of influence in timba's development.

    1980's Disco Guaco flirts with disco, but it also changes gears (and there's a quasi bomba slide with guitar!)

    by 1999, they were pretty much a timba band and Jorge Luis Chacin's compositions have a lot of the warmth Angel Bonne's songs had with Van Van, though the Blades influence is undeniable. They even included a Klimax song, for god's sake! Victor Mestas' piano is sublime

    around 2002, Cuban pianist Cesar Orozco entered the group, they also went a bit poppier with some pretty chessy synth/latin pop stuff. However, they had some sweet jams like this. Odd-measures! Bomba slides! Silvio reference! I really admire how they manage to compress 6 minutes worth of song into 3 minutes.

  15. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'El Diferente' Canales

    Yep that counts :)
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  16. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    NG La Banda classic 1980s Timba

    Vocals: Tony Cala & Issac Delgado

    best regards all

  17. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    NG La Banda in Switzerland with the original bandmembers who recorded the song
    best regards all

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  18. salsim

    salsim Nuevo Ritmo

    here we can see a younger David Calzado of CH and Tony Cala in Orq Ritmo Oriental..... later he was in NG La Banda in the late 80s

    best regards all

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  19. TSC

    TSC Tumbao

    Viejo Lazaro by Juan Carlos Alfonso y Su Dan Den -- I don't hear people mention these guys much anymore, but this is an amazing track

    NG La Banda's El Tragico, a very distinctive track that sticks in your head -- love the vibe

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  20. TSC

    TSC Tumbao

    Today's discovery -- didn't realize that this awesome song was originally a Van Van piece:

    These days people (myself included) are more familiar with the Yerba Buena version, which is also pretty great:

    Discovered the 70s version while rocking out to this 100% amazing potpourri of 70s LVV hits (from Aqui El Que Baila Gana en vivo)

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