"Salsa" Remakes Exposed

Discussion in 'Salsa Music' started by Myst, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Myst

    Myst Tumbao

    We all know that many Salsa songs are actually remakes from older tunes. Still, time and time again I am surprised by discovering that a Salsa song I always assumed was original is in fact a remake. These discoveries happen randomly and far in between, so I would like to speed up the process by having many people share their knowledge and references.

    A few guidelines:
    1. This is not meant to incite a flamewar, just to be a catalog that we can reference and learn from
    2. Please if possible list the original first, then the remake
    3. Originals can be from any genre, but the remake should be a "Salsa" song
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  2. Myst

    Myst Tumbao

    And here's my first entry:

    Sonero, Cheo Marquetti y sus Salseros - 1950's

    Sonero, Pete el Conde Rodriguez - 1970's

  3. Latinjazz

    Latinjazz Descarga

    An obvious one, but just came into my mind:
    Original (starting at 4:20):

    Then most famous version:

    And Ruben Blades' version:

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  4. Myst

    Myst Tumbao

    Thanks for sharing, but I don't think this qualifies as a remake. Sure, the older songs might have inspired Pedro Navaja in spirit, but they are different songs and Blades' is an original work at least based on the samples you showed.

    I meant actual remakes of the same song.
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  5. Myst

    Myst Tumbao

    Here's another remake:

    Ave Maria Lola, Sonora Matancera

    Ave Maria Lola, Sonora Carruseles
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  6. tallpaul

    tallpaul Pattern Police

    Here's one:

    Lo Que Dice Justi - Arsenio Rodriguez

    Lo Que Dice Justi - Wayne Gorbea

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    I like this thread.Here is my input:

  8. Latinjazz

    Latinjazz Descarga

    Eres un cabezota y nunca me crees nada de nada! :)
    It IS the same song. Same chords, same melody (slightly changed), same modulations.
    Different lyrics (Que para ti no cuenta) and mambo (trombones!). I played both versions, it IS the same. :)

    But I know what you mean, I think. You’re more about new Salsa - versions of existent songs in the genre, correct?
    Because you will know there is salsa-arrangements from Beatles-sons, etc... But you don’t mean these - or are they included in this category?
  9. I'm unsure if this thread is intented to tie into the "Att. Myst..." thread, so please forgive me if I'm reading too much into this.
    I'd just like to point out that Cheo Marquetti _is_ properly credited as author of this song on the official vinyl record.
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  10. Here's one:

    Você abusou - Vinicius de Moraes, María Creuza y Toquinho

    Willie Colon y Celia - Usted Abuso
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  11. Original
    Milonga Sentimental - Carlos Gardel

    El Gran Combo - Milonga Sentimental
  12. Original
    Star Band de Dakar - Yaye Boy


    Africando - Yaye Boy

    Orquesta Aragon - Yaye Boy
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  13. Myst

    Myst Tumbao

    Fair enough, I listened to Armstrong but the song seem pretty removed from the Blade's version. I still found it informative, as I always assumed that Pedro Navaja was an original tune and just learned that it was inspired by those versions you uploaded.
    Keep them coming!
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  14. TwoCentsTipper

    TwoCentsTipper Rhythm Deputy

    Dizzy Gillespie - 1946

    Sonora poncena - 1980

    Obviously there are more who remade this track but let's limit it to Sonora Poncena for the sake of simplicity
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  15. TwoCentsTipper

    TwoCentsTipper Rhythm Deputy

    Not sure of the dates though.
  16. rafa

    rafa Son

    All these songs can be found in youtube:

    Luiz Vieira - Menino de Braçanã --- Ismael Rivera - Mi negrita me espera
    Jorge Ben - Mas que nada --- Patato y Totico - Mas Que Nada
    Fifth Dimension - Aquarius (Let the Sunshine in) --- Celia Cruz y Tito Puente - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine in
    José Luis Perales - ¿Y como es el? --- Los Papines (TrUTU1Eu770 in youtube)
    Pedrito Rico - Mi escapulario --- Los Papines, Roberto Roena - El Escapulario
    The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money --- Eddie Palmieri - Una rosa española
    Daniela Romo - Pensar en ti --- Bamboleo (3wqJORlR5qs in yotube)
    Cuarteto Mayarí - Comedia --- Ismael Rivera - Comedia
  17. Smejmoon

    Smejmoon El Sabroso de Conguero

    Jacques Brel - Ne me quitte pas

    Yuri Buenaventura
  18. Smejmoon

    Smejmoon El Sabroso de Conguero

    Mala Vida - Mano Negra

    Yuri Buenaventura
  19. Smejmoon

    Smejmoon El Sabroso de Conguero

    No videos for this one. :D

    Khaled - C'est la Vie
    Marc Anthony - Vivir Mi Vida
  20. TwoCentsTipper

    TwoCentsTipper Rhythm Deputy

    You mean these?


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