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Sol y Soul

Artist:   Michael Gerald

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Timba 2000 11 0


© 2000 Mike Racette. All rights reserved.
Audio album download includes album tracks, liner notes and cover art.
All audio tracks in MP3-VBR format. About LPM album downloads.
# Name Play Time Info
01  Ahora Es Muy Tarde
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4:26 Pedro Camacho Castro - piano y vocal
02  Yo No Me Parezco A Nadie
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4:29 Yosvel Bernal Pina - tecaldo y vocal
03  Para Calmar Tu Alma
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5:25 Jannier Rodríguez Miyan - voz principal
04  Esta Cancion
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3:22 Luís Guillermo Palacio - congas
05  Mueve La Cintura
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5:57 José Moreaux Charón - timbales
06  Si Tu No Me Quieres
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4:06 Wilber Rodríguez Guerra - bajo
07  Quiero
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5:33 Michael Raccette - batería y timbales
08  Otra Onda
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4:03 Edduar Bernal Pina - percusión
09  Chan Chan
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4:32 the best version ever!
10  Homenaje
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11  Que Me Comparen
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An all-star crew led by drummer & percussionist Michael Gerald rips through great original tunes and some killer Timba standards. Yosvel Bernal, Pedro Camacho and Jannier Rodríguez deliver the lead vocals. This discontinued record is now available in digital format with its original liner note booklet.

Like "Spirits of Havana", Sol y Soul was formed when one of Canada's top musicians -percussionist Michael Gerald- went to Cuba and fell in love the music. After several years of studying with Joel Páez, Joel Domínguez and other giants of the Timba scene, Michael came up with the idea of recording an album in Cuba, with members of the top Timba bands. He and his co-producer Edduar Bernal Pina put together an all-star group comprised of members of Paulito FG, Carlos Manuel, and Charanga Forever, with guest roles from such greats as Juan Ceruto, Alexander Abreu, and Joel Paez, (all from the legendary band which recorded Paulito's "Con la Conciencia Tranquila") as well as Amaury Pérez, and Sandier Ante, former composer and singer for both Charanga Habanera and Charanga Forever.