Here’s the latest one:
… and the full list:
… and a metric ton of classic live Cuban concerts here:
I found an error in BS Piano Vol. 12. On page 60, the notation file is wrong – it’s from Que le den candela, not La historia de Tania y Juan! (How come nobody caught that?).
Here is the fixed notation with the audio files (the audio files were right to begin with but I’m including them in the zip anyway).
If you haven’t bought the book, you can (and should!) still download this – it’s free and it’s one of the greatest and most under-rated Los Van Van songs. Ángel Bonne’s vocal is just stupendously great.
BSP 12 YouTube video coming soon.
Here’s a youtube of the original song:
UPDATE: I found another minor issue, so reuploading
While doing the youtube video for Beyond Salsa Piano, Vol. 7, I made a very disturbing discovery – the clave on the audio files was cruzado for 4 tumbaos. The studio version of Por qué paró stays in 2-3 throughout, but on the live “dance contest” version, they do a seamless type 1 clave change to 3-2 for the “especuladora, llora llorona” coro. Thus, the piano tumbaos for Por qué paró 7, 8, 9 and 10 are all in 3-2 and the audio files are wrong!
And they sound WAY better with the right clave!
Download the fixed files (8 in total because of fast and slow versions) here:
Sorry about that but better late than never … and how come nobody caught this and emailed me? jajajja
And while were on the topic of the fabulous Por qué paró, there are now no less than FOUR live versions of this masterpiece (although the one from the 1997 Festival de la Juventud doesn’t have the 3-2 part – Issac left out the tembleque contest – note that this was the festival where Charanga Habanera got suspended for their racy show.
The first one is the one that corresponds most closely to the book:
Thanks to reader Ron in AU for finding the distortion in two audio files for Beyond Salsa Bass, Vol. 1
The fixes can be downloaded here:
If anyone has photos of early 1990s Cuban bassists (e.g., Frank Rubio, Pipo Noroña) please contact me.
The third Pupy Pedroso volume covers the history of Los Van Van from 1989 until Pupy’s departure from the group in 2001.