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Thread #8548   Message #1906784
Posted By: Franz S.
11-Dec-06 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: songs of Victor Jara (1932-1973)
Subject: RE: songs of Victor Jara
In the winter of 1972 a friend of mine visited Chile and brought me back a number of books and lps, one of which was Victor Jara's album "Pongo En Tus Manos Abiertas..." (on the Jota label). It got badly warped somehow and the first track on each side is unplayable, at least by me. But it is still a treasured posession.

A Luis Emilio Recabarren
A Desalumbrar
Duerme Duerme Negrito
Juan Sin Tierra
Preguntas por Puerto Montt
"Movil" Oil Special
Camilo Torres
El Martillo
Te Recuerdo Amanda
Zamba del Che
Ya Parte el Galgo Terrible
A Cochabamba Me Voy

All beautiful songs. Puerto Montt was the site of a massacre of workers by police BEFORE Pinochet. Camilo Torres was a Colombian priest who joined the guerrilla in 1965 and was killed in 1966. Cochabamba was where Chr Guevara was captured and killed.