Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Buena Vista Social Club
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Martin Muller Sound (Cuban crew) 120816 14000001
Ry Cooder Music featured musician 120781 8000003
Sigfredo Ariel Music music consultant 120781 8000033
Raul Rogut Music music mixer 120781 8000032
Alberto "Virgilio" Valdes Music featured musician 120781 8000030
Lazaro Villa Music featured musician 120781 8000031
Nick Gold Music Producer executive producer of recordings(World Circuit) 323 8000034
Mack Gordon Song ("Chattanooga Choochoo") 120859 8000038
Isolina Carillo Song ("Dos Gardenias") 120859 8000039
Harry Warren Song ("Chattanooga Choochoo") 120859 8000037
Rafael Hernandez Song ("Silencio") 120859 8000036
Francisco Repilado Song ("Chan Chan") 120859 8000035
Amadito Valdes Music featured musician 120781 8000029
Barbarito Torres Music featured musician 120781 8000028
Yanko Pichardo Music featured musician 120781 8000021
Alejandro Pichardo Music featured musician 120781 8000020
Gilbert "Papi" Oviedo Music featured musician 120781 8000019
Eliades Ochoa Music featured musician 120781 8000018
Omara Portuondo Music featured musician 120781 8000022
Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos Music featured musician 120781 8000023
Benito Suarez Music featured musician 120781 8000027
Compay Segundo Music featured musician 120781 8000026
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Music featured musician 120781 8000025
Salvador Repilado Music featured musician 120781 8000024
Maria Teresa Vera Song ("Veinte Anos") 120859 8000040
Eusebio Delfin Song ("Tu Que Has Hecho?") 120859 8000041
Juan de Marcos Gonzalez Consultant artistic consultant 120784 12000001
Osvaldo Farres Song ("Quizas, Quizas, Quizas") 120859 8000056
Forero Esther Song ("Nuestra Ultima Cita") 120859 8000055
Celia Romero Song ("Guateque Campesino") 120859 8000054
E Benjamin Posnack Sound Mixer (New York crew) 230 14000003
Jerry Boys Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000004
Nick Gold Other original concept 120795 26000003
Rose-Marie Couture Other project coordinator(Berlin crew) 120795 26000002
Denise Booth Other project coordinator(Berlin crew) 120795 26000001
Luba Schatzberg Production office coordinator(New York crew) 120824 25000001
Sergio Saiba Song ("Cuarto de Tula") 120859 8000053
Israel "Cachao" Lopez Song ("Chanchullo") 120859 8000052
Ernesto Lecuona Song ("Canto Siboney") 120859 8000045
B G DeSylva Song ("Black Bottom") 120859 8000044
Lew Brown Song ("Black Bottom") 120859 8000043
Ray Henderson Song ("Black Bottom") 120859 8000042
Guillermo Portabales Song ("El Carretero") 120859 8000046
Victor Lay Song ("Cienfuegos (tiene su Guaguanco)") 120859 8000047
Faustino Oramas Song ("Candela") 120859 8000051
Guillermo Rodriguez Fiffe Song ("Mandinga (Bilonga)") 120859 8000050
Orchestes Lopez Song ("Buena Vista Social Club") 120859 8000049
Cole Porter Song ("Begin the Beguine") 120859 8000048
Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal Music featured musician 120781 8000017
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Music featured musician 120781 8000016
Deepak Nayar Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ulrich Felsberg Producer n/a 3 3000001
Wim Wenders Director n/a 2 2000001
Amadito Valdes Actor Himself 1 1000014
Ulrich Felsberg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Rosa Bosch Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Robby Muller Director of Photography (Amsterdam crew) 120780 6000001
David Stahlbauer Stage Manager (New York crew) 120797 5000003
Rafael Rey Rodriguez Line Producer (Cuban crew) 161 5000002
Linda Moran Unit Production Manager (New York crew) 182 5000001
Barbarito Torres Actor Himself 1 1000013
Compay Segundo Actor Himself 1 1000012
Ruben Gonzalez Actor Himself 1 1000005
Juan de Marcos Gonzalez Actor Himself 1 1000004
Ibrahim Ferrer Actor Himself 1 1000003
Ry Cooder Actor Himself 1 1000002
Pio Leyva Actor Himself 1 1000006
Manuel "Puntillita" Licea Actor Himself 1 1000007
Omara Portuondo Actor Herself 1 1000011
Eliades Ochoa Actor Himself 1 1000010
Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal Actor Himself 1 1000009
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Actor Himself 1 1000008
Lisa Rinzler Director of Photography (New York crew) 120780 6000002
Jorg Widmer Director of Photography (Cuban crew) 120780 6000003
Robert Garcia Music featured musician 120781 8000009
Manuel Galban Music featured musician 120781 8000008
Ibrahim Ferrer Jr. Music featured musician 120781 8000007
Ibrahim Ferrer Music featured musician 120781 8000006
Hugo Garzon Music featured musician 120781 8000010
Carlos Gonzalez Music featured musician 120781 8000011
Manuel "Puntillita" Licea Music featured musician 120781 8000015
Pio Leyva Music featured musician 120781 8000014
Ruben Gonzalez Music featured musician 120781 8000013
Juan de Marcos Gonzalez Music featured musician 120781 8000012
Angel Terry Domech Music featured musician 120781 8000005
Joachim Cooder Music featured musician 120781 8000002
Richard Rutkowski Camera Operator (New York crew) 239 6000007
Birgit Hillenius Camera Operator (Amsterdam crew) 239 6000006
Theo Bierkens Camera Operator (Amsterdam crew) 239 6000005
Claire Pijman Camera Operator (Amsterdam crew) 239 6000004
Stephen Consentino Camera Operator Steadicam operator(New York crew) 239 6000008
Jorg Widmer Steadicam Operator (Amsterdam/Cuban crew) 232 6000009
Octavio Calderon Music featured musician 120781 8000001
Brian Johnson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mitch Bogard Lighting lighting designer(New York crew) 798 6000011
Ivan Scull Lighting (Cuban crew) 798 6000010
Joachim Cooder Actor Himself 1 1000001
Documentary focusing on the relationship between American music star Ry Cooder and a veteran group of Cuban musicians. Cooder worked to reunite as many of Havana's old guard as possible, first for the hugely successful Buena Vista Social Club album, and then for another record and shows in Havana, New York and Amsterdam. Here band members are interviewed, including the 90 year old guitarist Compay Segundo and the Cuban Nat King Cole, Ibrahim Ferrer.