Wed. Jul. 17, 2019

Gibson Brothers – Cuba (Zagora)

Classics: Gibson Brothers – Cuba (Zagora)

“Cuba, quiero bailar la Salsa…” With such a chorus, one might think the Gibson Brothers are hailing from some Hispanic Caribbean island. In other words, Puerto Rico or the República Dominicana. But not at all even though, they’re coming from the same area. And more precisely the Martinique island (a part of the French Antilles). This most likely explaining the overall warmth of their music and eventually the title of some of their classics. From Come To America’ to ‘Ooh What A Life’. But also ‘Dancing The Mambo’ and ‘Que Sera Mi Vida’. Not to mention ‘Cuba’!

“Cuba, quiero bailar la Salsa…” (“Cuba, I want to dance the salsa”). A chorus that pretty much made some noise on the heels of its release back in 1978. Blending soulful vocals with Latin percussion and firing horns and strings over a bumpin’ handclapped drumbeat. The whole in a vein somehow reminding of Karen Young‘s ‘Hot Shot’. All in all to have ‘Cuba’ becoming the Gibson Brothers‘ biggest classic ever. This with production courtesy of Daniel Vangarde (the dad of one half of Daft Punk‘s Thomas Bangalter)…

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