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Ry Cooder and Manuel Galbán: Mambo Sinuendo (Nonesuch/Perro Verde)

Martin Colyer, Rock's Backpages, February 2003

THE WHOLE BUENA Vista Social Club never really pushed my buttons – I liked the film well enough but always drifted off when listening to the records, despite the brilliance of the interplay between the musicians and singers. Nothing of the sort happens when I spin this vivid platter, however.

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