Canciones Del Solar De Los Aburridos

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Canciones Del Solar De Los Aburridos
Studio album by Willie Colón & Rubén Blades
Released 1981
Recorded La Tierra Sound Studios
Sound Works Studios
New York City
6/1981-7/1981
Genre Salsa
Label Fania Records JM 597
NYC
Producer Willie Colón
Willie Colón & Rubén Blades chronology
Siembra Canciones Del Solar De Los Aburridos The Last Fight

Canciones Del Solar De Los Aburridos is an album by Rubén Blades and Willie Colón released by Fania Records in 1981.[1]

Background[edit]

Canciones Del Solar De Los Aburridos was the penultimate collaborative duo album produced by Rubén Blades and Willie Colón. The songs were mainly composed by Blades ranging in theme from the political to the comical/playful. "Tiburón" has since become widely considered one of the highlights of Rubén Blades' songwriting career.[by whom?]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Although Grammy-nominated, Canciones del Solar de los Aburridos received little air play in the United States at the time of its release due to the political slant of the song "Tiburón" (literally, "Shark") referring to U.S. hegemony in Latin America. The main opposition to the composition came from the Cuban communities in the U.S.[3] In 1991 Willie Colón reflected, "that type of composition caused us a lot of trouble, so much so that at one point when we were doing "Pedro Navaja" and "Tiburón" with Blades, we had to perform in bulletproof vests."[3] However, reception was much warmer in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries, where "Tiburón", "Te Están Buscando" and "Ligia Elena" were major radio hits.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Rubén Blades, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tiburón"   Rubén Blades 6:57
2. "Te Están Buscando"   Rubén Blades 6:25
3. "Madame Kalalú"   Rubén Blades 6:53
4. "El Telefonito"   D.R. 5:11
5. "Y Deja"   Piloto y Vera 4:20
6. "Ligia Elena"   Rubén Blades 6:01
7. "¿De Qué?"   Rubén Blades 6:15

Personnel[edit]

Concept and Artistic Direction:

  • Rubén Blades & Willie Colon

Arrangements:

  • Hector Garrido
  • Javier Vazquez
  • Luis Cruz
  • Marty Sheller
  • Rubén Blades
  • Willie Colon

Participating Musicians:

  • Johnny Andrews
  • Ruben Blades
  • Sam Burtis
  • Milton Cardona
  • Willie Colon
  • Salvador Cuevas
  • Jimmy Delgado
  • Andy González
  • Reynaldo Jorge
  • Lewis Kahn
  • Jose Rodríguez
  • Joe Santiago
  • Joe Torres

Engineers:

  • Willie Colon
  • Jon Fausty

Assistants:

  • Kevin Zambrana
  • Henry Monzon

Original Cover Design:

  • Izzy Sanabria

Designer:

  • Jorge Vargas

Photographer:

  • Lee Marshall

Hair Stylist for Willie Colon:

  • James Perez

Produced By:

  • Willie Colon & Ruben Blades for WAC Productions, Inc.

References[edit]