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Song: C. Way – “Lagrimas Negras” (Trio Matamoros Cover, 1929)

April 24th, 2016

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Here’s my take on a beautiful, legendary tune, “Lágrimas Negras,” composed in 1929 by Miguel Matamoros of the Cuban group Trío Matamoros. The Trío Matamoros composed and performed Cuban Son and Boleros (two Cuban styles of music & dance) from 1925-1969, achieving international fame, touring not only in their native Cuba, but also Europe, and eventually recording in New York. I love their rhythms and compositions, and hold them in high regard; they remind me of another famous Latin American trio, Los Panchos
     My grandmother loves this song, she turned 92 recently. For her birthday, I presented her with this tune. My interpretation is directly copied from this 1931 recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-HNOcWWzLg. It’s rough & lo-fi, but the spirit and urgency are there. Enjoy!:
 
 

 
 
 
Also, check out this alternate version, which I liked some, and is cleaner, but which doesn’t seem to have as much soul as the rougher version presented above:
 

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Album: Chris Way, “The Body Begins” (2012)

June 16th, 2012

 

 

     Taking a little detour here to shamelessly plug my new record folks; you know how it is.
     It’s called “The Body Begins” (2012), and it’s available now via CD here & via Bandcamp here. This record, my seventh full-length, was inspired by conversations with massage therapist Gwen Guarino about composing music to accompany massage that’s a little different from what’s currently on the market. The result was something more than just music to accompany massage: it became a collection of seven ambient pieces that can be listened to as background, or focused on as music for its own sake. The pieces are long, minimalistic, spacious musical meditations made to bring you to the present moment and open you to it. Music inspired by the body, by the way emotion is stored in the body, discovered in the body, released from the body.
     I’m very excited as this record marks a significant departure from what I’ve done before — a lot looser, more vast, more wide open in terms of melody, tempo, feel..
      Stream the whole record below. Hope you like & thanks as always for listening and supporting folks.

 
 



 
 
 
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Song: C. Way, “Dolphins”

June 14th, 2011

Here’s a new one of mine, wanted to share it with the S.Crow readers. Flamenco guitar, voice, tambourine, along with various digital percussive sounds and digi Cello. Hope you enjoy!:

 

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Song: C. Way, “Retrato Brasileiro” (composer: Baden Powell)

April 24th, 2011

I wanted to share with everyone a piece I recorded by composer Baden Powell (1937-2000) entitled “Retrato Brasileiro” (Brazilian Portrait). A beautiful composition, and I hope you enjoy my attempt to do it some justice.
 

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Song: C. Way, “Cordblood/Fool”

February 3rd, 2011

New song: “Cordblood/Fool”.

Been tinkering around with this one for a bit. Lyrics all sprouted from a line I read in Harper’s about bees. Had fun constructing this one, took a bit. Hope y’all like & thanks as always for listening.
 

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