Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Time To Get Manly 69: Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

I randomly ran across a list of what Esquire magazine claims are "The 75 Albums Every Man Should Own." In this series of posts, I'll explore these manly, manly sounds.

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

Everyone who knows history is aware that President Kennedy once sent a bunch of pigs to Cuba as a gift for Fidel Castro which resulted in Castro being all unappreciative and offended because he apparently doesn't eat pork. It was a fiasco. Ever since then, the USA and Cuba have been in a fight over cigars. It's complicated. But Ry Cooder decided this was stupid and got a top notch group of Cuban musicians together to make this record. And it ended up being a fantastic decision. For freedom.

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