Basil Valdez

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Basil Valdez
Birth name Basil Salvador Valdez
Born (1951-11-08) November 8, 1951 (age 63)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation(s) Balladeer

Basil Salvador Valdez (born November 8, 1951) is a Filipino balladeer. He has received several Tinig Awards and the 1991 Tanglaw ng Lahi Award from Ateneo de Manila University.

Biography[edit]

Like many Filipino singers in the 1970s, Basil S. Valdez started on a solo career as a folk singer. In 1972, he joined the Circus Band[1][2] and soon after it disbanded, he released his first solo album entitled Ngayon at Kailanman. While in the Circus Band, he met Ryan Cayabyab, who was then part of another band. When Valdez was preparing tracks for the album Ngayon at Kailanman, he asked Cayabyab to donate a few songs, which the composer did. Cayabyab then became Valdez's musical director for 27 years. In the 80's, Valdez re-invented himself as a singer of movie theme songs. Among the most memorable were "Paano Ba Ang Mangarap," "Muling Buksan Ang Puso" and "Paraisong Parisukat."

A circumstance which sidelined his singing career occurred in 1990, when he found himself as a "healer".[1] Valdez then sought the guidance of his Jesuit friends. They explained to him that he has gift of healing.

Singles [Popular songs in alphabetical order][edit]

  • Ala-Ala
  • Alay
  • Ama
  • Bakit Ka Nagbago
  • Buhay
  • Bukas
  • Buksan
  • Dasal
  • Dito
  • Dito Nagwawakas
  • From Now On
  • Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan
  • Gabing Kulimlim
  • Galing sa Puso
  • Hanggang Kailan Kaya
  • Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan
  • Hawak Ko
  • Hindi Kita Malilimutan
  • Iduyan Mo
  • Iyong Mga Yapak
  • Iyong Pag-ibig
  • Kahit Ako'y Lupa
  • Kahit Ika'y Panaginip Lang
  • KAHIT NA MAGTIIS
  • Kaibigan
  • Kailan
  • Kastilyong Buhangin
  • Kay Ganda Ng Daigdig
  • Kristo
  • Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo
  • Labis Kitang Minahal
  • Laya
  • Lead Me Lord
  • Let The Pain Remain
  • Lift Up Your Hands (1985)
  • Love is the Reason
  • Maria
  • Minsan Pa Nating Hagkan Ang Nakaraan
  • Muling Buksan Ang Puso
  • Nais Ko
  • Ngayon
  • Ngayon At Kailanman
  • Paano Ba Ang Mangarap
  • Pagputi ng Uwak
  • Pagsinta'y Pang-araw At Ulan
  • Pangarap Koy Ikaw
  • Paraisong Parisukat
  • Salamat, Ama
  • Salamat, Maria (2007, in celebration of the Centenary of the Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary La Naval de Manila)
  • Salamin Ng Buhay
  • Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga
  • Say That You Love Me
  • Show Me The Way
  • Siya Na Ba
  • Sumasamba
  • Sundin Ang Loob Mo
  • Tanging Yaman
  • The Power of Love
  • Tunay Na Ligaya
  • Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka
  • You (1985)

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