This Buena Vista Social Club...
it's a dating service?
I love Ry's musical work; he's great with other musicians. I've seen him, I think, 4 times (first time was something like 35 years ago when he did a solo show at UCLA working the Purple Valley album, last time was on the Santa Monica pier at sunset with Flaco Jimenez).
And BVSC is a wonderful -- hell, make that fabulous --
project. He deserves saint status for that alone.
The man is an incredible asset to the music scene and to 20th century pop music history and culture mavens.
his sonic choices are kind of wack to my ear. I love the Mambo Sinuendo album he did with Manuel Galban -- some great music -- but, man, that weird, hyped "super-live-in-the-studio" sound has really not worn well on me. And then when the back up vox float in out of some other studio -- what's up with that?
But... hey... minor, minor stuff in a great career!