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(Yahoo)   Legendary Cuban jazz great Compay Segundo dies   ( divider line
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1651 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Jul 2003 at 11:02 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-07-14 11:06:30 AM  
2003-07-14 11:06:38 AM  
2003-07-14 11:07:08 AM  
2003-07-14 11:07:16 AM  
commie ?
2003-07-14 11:07:23 AM  
2003-07-14 11:07:28 AM  
Whoa that's 2 Jazz greats in the same day! Someone up there soesn't like Jazz.
2003-07-14 11:08:29 AM  
who will complete the jazz trifecta?
2003-07-14 11:09:36 AM  
Buena Vista Social Club...

If you hadn't been posting on Fark for half your life you might have heard of it. Made Salsa popular again. Set in motion a social change...that type of stuff.

Oh, forgot to add: there are other countries than the United States that make music.
2003-07-14 11:09:47 AM  
I'm starting to believe this trifecta BS. The Reaper has been *way* too busy lately.
2003-07-14 11:10:10 AM  
There goes the Romantic Music Trifecta..Barry White...that other guy..and this guy...
2003-07-14 11:10:19 AM  
This sucks...BVSC revived Cuban music and Compay was a huge part of that; ah well, he lived to a ripe age of 95, smoking cigars and drinkin rum and making killer music.
2003-07-14 11:11:17 AM  
There's probably more than 3 jazz musicians living in Tribeca, Ouroborus.
2003-07-14 11:11:39 AM  
Compay Segundo!? Feh, you can't photoshop that.
2003-07-14 11:13:08 AM  
Very sad. In the film, he comes off as being the most full of life, even at 90. He had the best line in the film about lighting his grandmother's cigars when he was 5 and estimating that he'd been smoking for 85 years. That and he was the smoovest looking. When I'm an old man, I want to be this guy.
2003-07-14 11:14:20 AM  
Ah, that Segundo!

I knew there was a shifting in the force, as the 11 known fans of cuban jazz in the world simutaneously cried out in pain.
2003-07-14 11:15:26 AM  
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2003-07-14 11:19:45 AM  
Sad.. so sad. These guys were increadible. I love their music. Very sad loss indeed.
2003-07-14 11:20:58 AM  
OBSCURE jazz trifecta!
2003-07-14 11:20:59 AM  
I left my wallet with El Segundo,
I left my wallet with El Segundo ...
Will Fred Sanford attend his funeral ?

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2003-07-14 11:21:21 AM  
Cada vez que muere un musico bueno llora Dios. Por lo menos ya tiene los mejores...que fiesta en el cielo!
2003-07-14 11:22:34 AM  
Out of all the Cuban Jazzists that died this week, Mr. Segundo was by far my favorite.
2003-07-14 11:22:37 AM  
Compay, who was born in 1907 in Siboney, outside Santiago, enjoyed a second youth traveling around the world and recording two albums of his own.

Didn't he enjoy the first. Never satisfied, those damn pedophiles.
2003-07-14 11:22:39 AM  
As a huge fan of Cuban Jazz, this is a sad day. He was to Latin music what Woody Guthrie was to folk music.

Amazing man, amazing talent, and Buena Vista Social Club should have been made 20 years ago so we could enjoy all these artists in their prime.
2003-07-14 11:23:18 AM  
I probably would.
2003-07-14 11:23:37 AM  
2003-07-14 11:39:11 AM  
2003-07-14 11:40:46 AM  
Last words, "Benny Carter still lives."
2003-07-14 11:46:51 AM  
yeah, i know. different guy.
2003-07-14 11:47:10 AM  
Recently saw him at the Beacon in NYC. Big fan of his music. Great loss.
2003-07-14 12:01:15 PM  
I saw him here in Mexico. The guy was amazing, he was like 92 and still played guitar like no one else.

It's truly sad, but almost expected. The others in the Buena Vista Social Club will soon follow... It's too bad that they were forgotten for so many years, and rediscovered only when they are about to die :(
2003-07-14 12:05:58 PM  
He was 95, shouldn't this be
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2003-07-14 12:13:38 PM  
Obvious, but still sad. He put on a great show.
2003-07-14 12:19:08 PM  
Rest in peace to an accomplished musician and charming fellow. It was nice to see a renewed recognition bestowed on him as a member of Buena Vista Social Club.
2003-07-14 12:21:11 PM  
Very bad day for 95-year old jazz musicians.

But my theory goes that if you've lived to such a ripe old age, and you didn't have a good life, you have no one but yourself to blame, since you had plenty of time to work everything out.
I'd say both of these recent losses led good lives, with the amount of enjoyment they've spread to so many people.
Thumbs up for both of em.
2003-07-14 12:21:19 PM  
Its so trendy to die this summer that they are pulling up obscure names and making them sad.
2003-07-14 12:34:08 PM  
Pure Badass
2003-07-14 12:35:39 PM  
you have no one but yourself to blame, since you had plenty of time to work everything out.

Unless you are limited by restrictions arising from clashing political systems.
2003-07-14 01:04:36 PM  
two 95 year old Jazz guys dead.. in two days.. there can not be a third 95 year old Jazz man on his death bed today?
2003-07-14 01:14:03 PM  
Those cigars will kill you!
2003-07-14 01:22:49 PM  
Tonight in Compay's honor I will pour myself a glass of 7 Year Havana Club and light up a Montecristo No. 4.
2003-07-14 01:31:25 PM  
I left my heart in San Francisco and left my wallet in El Segundo.

/making sense and make sense
2003-07-14 02:21:22 PM  
HA HA, Death! You think you fooled us, gringos? Compay is Spanish slang for "Buddy". Your theme killings go on.

Still, rest in peace, Compay. Here's a little bio on him.
2003-07-14 03:50:10 PM  
Wow.... this sucks.

I never got a chance to see Compay,
but I did see Ibrahim Ferrer (I cant wait for the new album) and Rubn Gonzlez in concert.
2003-07-14 03:58:08 PM  
Geez, first Bleeding Gums and now this.

Now all I need is for lighning to hit a radio station, then everyone will be able to hear this guy's music!

2003-07-14 07:23:07 PM  
2003-07-15 12:22:02 AM  
I love his music. Good stuff. Everyone should pick up the Buena Vista Social Club CD.
2003-07-15 05:01:43 AM  
Died at the age of 95. I saw him smoking a nice Cuban cigar in the news here. Somewhere there's a joke in there about commie health care being better than US health care.
2003-07-15 12:59:50 PM  
Ok, he died. He was cuban, and he was 95. But he wasn't a jazzman.

He played son and guaracha. He was one heck of a musician.
2003-07-19 10:36:00 PM  
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