Ruben Blades - Nothing but the Truth with Lou Reed 12" VInyl LP

"Nothing but the Truth" is the first album sung in English by the Salsa singer Ruben Blades. Lou Reed was guest musician and the album was produced by Tommy Lipuma ( producer of Diana Krall ). This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

 

RUBEN BLADES - Nothing but the Truth with Lou Reed 12" VInyl LP
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Album Description:

"Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna" is a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, lawyer, actor, Latin jazz musician, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres. As songwriter, Ruben Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and political inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating thinking persons' (salsa) dance music. Ruben Blades has composed dozens of musical hits, the most famous of which is "Pedro Navaja," a song about a neighborhood thug who appears to die during a robbery (his song "Sorpresas" continues the story), inspired by "Mack the Knife." He also composed and sings what many Panamanians consider their second national anthem. The song is titled "Patria" (Fatherland). 

 Genre:  Latin Jazz, Salsa  

Collector's Information:

 
Produced by Tommy Lipuma, Carlos Rios, Ruben Blades, Lou Reed  
 Album:  Original custom inner sleeve with album details, all the lyrics of the songs on this album  
 Label:  Elektra 960 754  
 Format 12" LP  
Year & Country  1988 Made in Germany

Band Members and Musicians on: Ruben Blades - Nothing but the Truth

    Band:
  • Ruben Blades
  • Lou Reed

Track Listing of: Ruben Blades - Nothing but the Truth

    Side One:
  1. The Hit
  2. I Can't Say
  3. Hopes on Hold
  4. The Miranda Syndrome
  5. Letters to the Vatican
    Side Two:
  1. The Calm Before the Storm
  2. In Salvador
  3. The Letter
  4. Chameleons
  5. Ollie's Do-WOp
  6. Shamed into Love

 

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RUBEN BLADES - Nothing but the Truth with Lou Reed 12" VInyl LP
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Photo Of The Back Cover RUBEN BLADES - Nothing but the Truth with Lou Reed 12" VInyl LP

 

RUBEN BLADES - Nothing but the Truth with Lou Reed 12" VInyl LP
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Close up of record's label RUBEN BLADES - Nothing but the Truth with Lou Reed 12" VInyl LP Side One

Record Label Details: ELEKTRA 960 754

RUBEN BLADES - Nothing but the Truth with Lou Reed 12" VInyl LP enlarged record label
 

RUBEN BLADES - Selected Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery


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RUBEN BLADES - Greatest Hits Special 2 Record Set

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"Greatest Hits Special 2 Record Set" is a compilation album of Ruben Blades, produced by Jerry Masucci and released in 1983.

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RUBEN BLADES - Maestra Vida Primera Parte

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Maestra Vida: Primera Parte is the first Salsa Opera and was the project by Ruben Blades.

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RUBEN BLADES - Nothing but the Truth ( with Lou Reed )

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Latin, Salsa Music, Latin-Jazz

Nothing but the Truth is the first album sung in English by the Salsa singer Ruben Blades. Lou Reed was guest musician and the album was produced by Tommy Lipuma.

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