Good day dear readers and blog followers!
We had some Reve last week, had some Reve in July, and some more Reve over the years… and that is for a reason!
There’s plenty of logic nicknaming Orquesta Reve “la aplanadora de la musica Cubana” (pun intended 🙂 ), as you definitely know that the orchestra is over 60 years old, and many of Cuba’s top musicians have passed through it over these decades… so it has been a school of sorts for many of the greats of contemporary Cuban and Latin music .
Today I gladly present a cover version… yes, a cover version!
In general, I’m not that fund of such, and stick to the rule that “if it ain’t as good or better than the original, it shouldn’t exist”… and there aren’t many covers that abide by that rule…
But this is a rare case when it does!
This song is a cover of the wonderful “Espero Que te Pasa el Tiempo” (unfortunately, this is the only recording available on youtube… BTW, kids, do you know what this apparatus in the clip is? 😉 ) from 1987’s “la Explosion del Momento”, one of the best Cuban music albums of all times, and one of the 3 who brought the Orchestra back into the front of the primera linea during the 1980’s.
This more modern interpretation also features the wonderful singer HaIla Mompie, formerly Bamboleo’s lead singer, who’s been including much cooperation work with various groups as a part of her solo career in recent yeras.
The result is spectacular, and even differs enough from the original to (sort of…) be classified as a whole different composition, a brand new song, that even some of the people familiar with the original did not recognize right away…
So, here is this great song.