The Roots of Timba, Pt I - 1948-A Belén le toca ahora

1948 Arsenio Rodríguez - A Belén le toca ahora
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2-3 son clave
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(bass pickups)
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MIDI example
Lázaro Prieto

notes: This type of Arsenio song had a large influence on timba. The lyrics have been paraphrased in many timba songs and the bass tumbao marks both the 2-side and the 3-side in ways that became extremely common when the rest of the world finally caught up with Arsenio. Finally, the bass part is so close to the coro that it even hints at the "motivo" gear that we'll be studying in Volume II.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011, 03:32 AM