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Disco Duro

Artist:   BRAILY

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Salsa 2007 10 1


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# Name Play Time Info
01  Tu Me Enseñastes
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3:56 tema dedicado a mi mamá, Aruán en los batá
02  Me Moriria Sin Ti
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4:43 guaguanco verse & the stickiest coro on the record
03  Disco Duro
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3:53 tremendo merengón con sabor a calypso
04  Mi Verdad
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4:20 swinging marcha and groovy bass work
05  Mírala Como Se Marea
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3:23 Carlos Manuel canta este timbatón con BR@ILY
06  Perdido En Mi Dolor
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4:25 balada con Olga Lidia cantado coro
07  Niña
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3:55 como suena ese mambo compadre!
08  Encuentro
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4:07 cha-cha-cha con arreglo de primera
09  Llegarás Tarde
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4:25 fuego, candela, ve y corre y avisa a tu abuela
10  Trampas Del Destino
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4:23 otra salsa gorda con potencia en los metales

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Powerful singing and songwriting debut by trombone heavyweight Braily Ramos. The album features an all-star cast of Miami's top players.

What's interesting here is that he's already well established as a world-class trombonist. Braily's work with Celia Cruz, Albita, Cachao, Alejandro Sanz, Manolín "El Médico", CTA (Cuban Timba All-Stars), Gloria Estefan, Willy Chirino, and many others, continues to earn him critical acclaim. With the help of his also mutli-talented brother, Bayron Ramos, Braily now launches himself as a singer/songwriter - surprising many with a voice few knew he had.

A salsa album at its core, 'Disco Duro' features super swinging horn mambos, obviously due to the fact that both Braily and Bayron are hot-shot trombone players. The timba influence on the aggressive piano tumbaos and vocal phrasing of the coro-pregón sections is undeniable. The cubano flavor is also evident with the use of the báta drums on the opening track "Tu Me Enseñaste" and the chékere on the guaguancó verses of "Me Moriría Sin Ti".

The album has other surprises. The first is the power-pop ballad "Perdido En Mi Dolor" with a real sticky bridge and sweet coros provided by singer Olga Lidia. The title track "Disco Duro" is a merengue reminiscent of Juan Luis Guerra. "Encuentro" is a cha-cha that really showcases Bayron's talents as a recording engineer, composer and arranger. Clearly the sleeper hit is "Mírala Como Se Marea" a timba-ton (for lack of a better term) duet with singer Carlos Manuel, another rising star on the Miami map. This tune just begs for an extended club version. Tailor made for the climax of the night, the trombones on this tune alone call for those looking for a hot dance floor grind.

Liner Notes for BR@ILY's 'Disco Duro' <> Músicos y Créditos en 'Disco Duro' de Braily Ramos

Musical Directors, Composers: Braily & Bayron Ramos
Producer, Arranger, Programmer, Engineer, Mixer: Bayron Ramos
Executive Producer, Mastering, Graphic Design: Michael Lazarus
Recorded at BMB Bros Studios, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Mastered by Michael Lazarus of
Track 1: Tu Me Enseñaste (salsa) Track 2: Me Moriría Sin Ti (timba)
Voz Solista: Braily Ramos Voz Solista: Braily Ramos
Words & Music: Bayron Ramos Words & Music: Braily Ramos
Piano & Keyboards: Bayron Ramos Keyboards: Bayron Ramos
Bass: Victoriano Nápoles Piano: Javier Concepción
Timbales & Campana: Hilario Bell Bass: Yorgis Goiricelaya
Congas: Tomás ‘Tomasito’ Cruz Timbales & Campana: Robert Vilera
Percussion: Reinier Guerra Congas: Tomás ‘Tomasito’ Cruz
Batá: Aruán Torres Percussion: Reinier Guerra
Trumpet: Raúl Rodríguez Trumpet: Raúl Rodríguez
Trombone: Bayron Ramos Trombone: Bayron Ramos
Coro: Bayron Ramos Rap: Aruán Torres
Coro: Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Lugo Coro: Bayron Ramos
Coro: Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Lugo
Track 3: Disco Duro (merengue/calypso) Track 4: Mi Verdad (salsa)
Voz Solista: Braily Ramos Voz Solista: Braily Ramos
Words & Music: Braily Ramos Words & Music: Braily Ramos
Keyboards: Bayron Ramos Piano & Keyboards: Bayron Ramos
Piano: Javier Concepción Bass: Edward Magdariaga
Bass: Juan ‘Memo’ Fernández Timbales: Robert Vilera
Timbales: Raymer Olalde Congas: Tomás ‘Tomasito’ Cruz
Congas: Raymer Olalde Percussion: Reinier Guerra
Percussion: Reinier Guerra & Bayron Ramos Trumpet: Raúl Rodríguez
Trumpet: Raúl Rodríguez Trombone: Bayron Ramos
Trombone: Bayron Ramos Coro: Bayron Ramos
Saxophone: Yainer Horta Coro: Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Lugo
Timbales: Hilario Bell    
Coro: Elain Morales    
Coro: Braily Ramos    
Track 5: Mírala Como Se Marea (timbatón) Track 6: Perdido en Mi Dolor (balada)
Voz Solista: Braily Ramos Voz Solista: Braily Ramos
Voz Solista: Carlos Manuel Words & Music: Braily & Bayron Ramos
Words & Music: Bayron Ramos Programming: Bayron Ramos
Piano & Keyboards: Bayron Ramos Coro: Olga Lidia
Bass: Victoriano Nápoles
Timbales & Campana: Hilario Bell You can email me at:
Congas: Tomás ‘Tomasito’ Cruz
Percussion: Reinier Guerra
Batá & Rap: Aruán Torres Visit my Artist Page:
Trumpet: Raúl Rodríguez
Trombone: Bayron Ramos
Coro: Bayron Ramos
Coro: Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Lugo
Track 7: Niña (salsa) Track 8: Encuentro (cha-cha-cha)
Voz Solista: Braily Ramos Voz Solista: Braily Ramos
Words & Music: Braily Ramos Words & Music: Bayron Ramos
Piano & Keyboards: Bayron Ramos Piano & Keyboards: Bayron Ramos
Bass: Yorgis Goiricelaya Bass: Edward Magdariaga
Timbales & Campana: Robert Vilera Tres: Julio Martínez
Congas: Tomás ‘Tomasito’ Cruz Timbales: Reinier Guerra
Percussion: Reinier Guerra & Bayron Ramos Congas: Danny Barrios
Timbales: Hilario Bell Bongo & Campana: Danny Barrios
Trumpet: Raúl Rodríguez Percussion: Reinier Guerra
Trombone: Bayron Ramos Trumpet: Raúl Rodríguez
Coro: Bayron Ramos Trombone: Bayron Ramos
Coro: Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Lugo Coro: Elain Morales
Track 9: Llegarás Tarde (salsa) Track 10: Trampas Del Destino (salsa)
Voz Solista: Braily Ramos Voz Solista: Braily Ramos
Words & Music: Braily Ramos Words & Music: Braily Ramos
Piano & Keyboards: Bayron Ramos Piano & Keyboards: Bayron Ramos
Guitar: Julio Martínez Bass: Yorgis Goiricelaya
Bass: Yorgis Goiricelaya Slap Bass: Michael P. Lazarus
Timbales: Robert Vilera Timbales: Robert Vilera
Congas: Tomás ‘Tomasito’ Cruz Congas: Tomás ‘Tomasito’ Cruz
Percussion: Reinier Guerra Percussion: Reinier Guerra
Trumpet: Raúl Rodríguez Trumpet: Raúl Rodríguez
Trombone & Coro: Bayron Ramos Trombone & Coro: Bayron Ramos
Coro: Lilian García Coro: Olga Lidia
Coro: Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Lugo Coro: Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Lugo

Agradecimeintos: Primeramente gracias a mis Dioses. El que esta en los cielos y para el que esta conmigo en la tierra. El protagonista de mis sueños y mi cómplice en todo momento. El creador de este proyecto y mi mejor productor: trombonista, arreglista y compositor, aquí esta tu obra!!! Me toca a mí ahora defenderla!!! Gracias madre mía por regalarme el boleto de viaje a esta VIDA y por ser fuente de inspiración tanto para mi como para el productor de este disco…Ahí va tu canción abriéndome las puertas en todo momento. Porque eso fue lo que “TU ME ENSEÑASTE”. Gracias a mi segunda madre, mi viejuca bella, mi “baby-sitter”, mi abuela adorada!!! Eres mi VIDA. Gracias por “EXISTIR”.

Mis padres, Mario, Lazaro (Tata), Alberto, y a quien nos dejo la herencia de la música en la sangre. Mi abuelo Manolo. Mi abuela que nunca conocí pero que siempre ha estado velando por todos nosotros desde el cielo…A mí otra fuente de inspiración, maestra de voz y cantante favorita Olga Lidia “Olguita”, gracias babe por tu talento!!! A mi tía y tío-padre, Rosita y Tata…Por su apoyo incondicional…Por soportarme tanto tiempo en su casa, si no es por ustedes este sueño no creo pudiera existir hoy. Nunca olvidare su gran ayuda!!!.

Gracias al productor ejecutivo y diseñador de este proyecto Michael Lázarus por confiar en mi y darme su apoyo incondicional. Chamaco apretaste con el diseño!!! Carlos Manuel que talento brother!!! Gracias por la oportunidad de cantar a duo contigo, PEGA’O, OBLIGA’O, "J.C Production" QUE FOTOS!!! Thanks a lot mi hermano, nunca olvidare tu gesto!!! Eso regresa!!! Gracias a todas aquellas personas que siempre han confiado en mi y me han apoyado desde el primer momento en este largo viaje que apenas comienza. Gracias a mis amigos, colegas músicos por la dicha de estar presente en mis sueños, y por su ayuda incondicional. Aquí va su talento, que privilegio el mío!!! Gracias Kiriam y “El Clique de Miami”, Pepe Horta, “Nostalgia”, Fabio y Eduardo “Hoy Como Ayer”, por mantener nuestra música y nuestras raíces vivas…Gracias Albita, Gloria y Emilio Estefan, Willy Chirino, Carlos Manuel, Manolín, Zummy Oro, Rolando Dan Den, Tomasito Cruz y Cuban Timba Allstars, Alejandro Sanz, Juan Gabriel, a Nuestra Reina Celia Cruz, Rabanes, David Bustamante, India, Hánsel y Raúl, Frankie Negrón, Kevin Ceballos, Huey Dumbar, Roberto Blades, Lucrecia, Eddy Santiago, Tito Nieves, Ed Calle, Arturo Sandoval, y muchos más que al igual me han dado la oportunidad de trabajar con ellos durante mi carrera…y para toda mi gente, ya estoy en la calle!!!. Nos veremos pronto con el favor de Dios. Mil bendiciones!!! …BR@ILY