AY! Que Rico

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"AY! Que Rico" is a Cuban saying which means "Ooh it's so good!". Consisting of 11 original songs based on traditional Cuban son, mambo , and cha cha it was the first album by "Jose Conde y Ola Fresca" (Now called OLA FRESCA) released May 23, 2004. Songs from Ay! Que Rico have been licensed and distributed worldwide on Putumayo, Universal and Rough Guide compilations. A remix and Jose Conde rewrite of the song "El Clasificado" (track 4) became a Youtube viral hit as "Respondele" during the US Presidential election of 2008. Jose Conde is currently working on a new album and performs and tours regularly. Current info at www.olafresca.com.

"Simply Smoking" original Cuban Roots debut with Jazz, Funk, and Brazilian seasoning produced by Jose Conde and mixed by 13 time Grammy winner Jon Fausty. - Judy Cantor Miami New Times

"grouping of Afro-Cuban genre songs is held steady and in perfect harmony under the direction of Mr. Conde and his superb band. The timba inflections on "El Clasificado," the intoxicating coro on "Tira La Tierra," the fiery and jazzy "El Bombo" (described an "ensalada de samba con salsa, son y descarga") and the big-band feel of "Bolitas De Arroz Con Pollo" all serve Mr. Conde, the lyricist, well.
This is an unusual record, and although it does make ample use of tradition, it is non-traditional in most respects." Descarga.com
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released May 23, 2004

PiPiKi Records LLC
Blu Iris Music Publishing (BMI)
All songs written by Jose Conde (BMI)
Produced by Jose Conde
Recorded by Fred Rubens at Loho Studio New York
Mixed by Jon Fausty at RPM Studio new york
Originally released May 2004
cover art by Yuri Shimojo

Musicians include:
Armando Gola Electric bass
Lisandro Arias Piano
Igor Atalita Piano
Ernesto Simpson Drums
Carlos "Gogo" Gomez Conga
Gabriel "Chinchilita" Machado Timbal, campana, conga
Alberto Leusink, Steve Gluzband Trumpet
Onel Mulet Tenor sax
Rafi Malkiel Trombone
Pablo Moya Tres, coros
Elsa Marina Cruz Coros
Debora Avile Coros
Jose Conde Lead vocals, coros, giuro, tres
Pedro Giraudo, Jennifer Vincent Acoustic bass
Roman Diaz Bongo, conga
Anat Cohen Clarinet
David Schumacher Baritone sax
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Ola Fresca Brooklyn, New York

Weaving Cuban son, salsa, timba, and funk, OLA FRESCA has a evolved it's swinging, fearless tropical Latin sound directly from Brooklyn, New York. The band is now a dedicated octet and their new album ELIXIR is done and set for release June 1st arriving as progressive urban trombone-led salsa dura in the realm of classic Eddie Palmieri and Willie Colón, with a Cuban soul and sensibility. ... more

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Track Name: Ay! Que Rico
AY! QUE RICO - JOSE CONDE
Mi Mama es la major cocinera
De la Habana a la sawesera
Cuando yo huelo ese sofrito
Yo se que viene algo muy rico

Ay! Que rico, que rico
Como cocina mama
Ay! Que rico, que rico
Como cocina mama

Ahora que soy hombre casero
Mi chinita no cocina tan bueno
Pero ella cocina de otra manera
Apaga la luz y enciende la vela

Ay! Que rico, que rico
Como cocina mama
Ay! Que rico, que rico
Como cocina mama

Comida criolla
Empieza con cebolla
Ajo y aji
Sabrosito para ti
Tira todo los frijolitos
Ya cuando esten blandito
Pimienta ,sal , y comino
Un pizquito
Yo te invito
A comer un poquito
de lo que cocina mama

AY QUE RICO – ENGLISH Translation
My mom is the best cook
From Havana to the southwest
When I smell that sofrito (stir fry base)
I know somethings comin that’s good

Ooh its so good , its so good
That cookin mama
Ooh its so good , its so good
Oh that cookin mama

Now that I am a grown man
My girl doesn’t cook so well
But she cooks in other ways
Turn off the lights
And light the candles

Ooh its so good , its so good
That cookin mama
Ooh its so good , its so good
Oh that cookin mama

Cuban cooking
Begins with Sofrito -- onion
Garlic and peppers
Heat the oil and start to fry
Throw in all the black beans
Then when they start to soften
Black pepper, salt and cumin
Just a pinch
Serve with rice, yucca, and mojitos
I invite you
To taste just a bit
Of whats cooking here with mama
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Track Name: Goza con Mi Changui
Goza Con Mi Changui - JOSE CONDE

Aqui a este sitio señores
a llegado el changui
Aqui a este sitio señores
a llegado el changui

es un ritmo oriental que en Guantanamo nacio
Es el padre del son que ahoora aqui llego

Aqui a este sitio señores
a llegado el changui

Baila y Goza
Con Mi changui

(english)
My Changui
To this place finally folks the changui
has arrived

An oriente rhythm born in Guantanamo
the father of son has now arrived

To this place finally folks the changui
has arrived

Dance and Enjoy
My Changui
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Track Name: Do u Dance on 3
Do U Dance On 3
Cuando la saque a bailar
esa Niña me pregunto
si yo bailo en el uno si yo bailo en el dos

que no no yo no bailo en el uno
que no no yo no bailo en el dos

que si si yo bailo en el tres
que si si yo bailo en el tres



Tu Bailas En El 3?
When I asked her to dance
she asked me
If I dance on 1 or I dance on 2 (repeat)

no, no I don’t dance on 1
no, no I don’t dance on 2 (repeat)

yes yes I dance on 3
yes yes I dance on 3
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Track Name: El Clasificado
El Clasificado
funky songo a la Gogo
by Jose Conde


yo busco ojos que ven sonido
oidos que escuchan color
dolor que siente sonrisa
amor profundo
amor

vivir en este momento
es lo que yo intento
contento con el aire que respiro
y tu beso mama
y tu beso

tu sabes que yo siempre e sentido
algo mas alla
de lo que yo e vivido
como un guajiro en la ciudad
la ciudad en un guajiro

pero a mi me cuesta decir
todo lo que quiero decir
en el espacio de palabras
y aun tan pocas palabras
por eso te lo digo con mis besos
y mis caricias
y mi sabor cubano

(coro1)
si tu te sientes asi
respondeme
(coro2)
desde Nueva York a la Habana
yo te estoy buscando a ti
si tu te sientes asi respondeme negra
pa que tu seas feliz /pa que yo sea feliz
pa que seamos feliz feliz feliz
en medio de la soledad
respondeme

The Classified Ad

im searching for eyes that see sound
ears that hear color
pain that feels a smile
deep love......


to live in this moment
is what I intend
happy with the air I breathe
and your kisses
and your kiss.....

you know ive always felt
something beyond what i ve lived
like a guajiro (cowboy) in the city
the city in a guajiro ........


but its difficult for me to say
all that I want to say
in the space of words
and here so few words
thats why I speak with my kiss
and my caress
and my Cuban flavor.........

If you feel this way
respond to me..................

from New York to Havana
I am searching for you
if you feel the same as me
respond
Track Name: Tira le Tierra
Tira La Tierra
Hay que tirar le tierra a la candela
porque si la toco mi compay a mi me quema

consejo de la voz que surje desde
mi conciencia
que ha llegado ahorra como/
primer ejemplo de madurez
pero adentro de mi tu sabes que
existe una pequeña guerra
hay momentos que prefiero quemar me
con otra y olvidar esa tierra

escucha lo que dice

Hay que tirar le tierra a la candela
porque si la toco mi compay a mi
me quema

donde quiera que yo pongo los ojos
camina la tentacion
no se si es fantasia o la chispa de
atraccion
las reglas se borran y por un momento
vuelvo a la adolesencia
hasta que me rescata esa voz de mi
protecion

escucha lo que dice

Hay que tirar le tierra a la candela
porque si la toco mi compay a mi
me quema

Quien pagara los platos rotos??



Throw Sand On It
You must throw sand on the fire
Cause if you touch it brother it will burn you

Advice from a voice that rises fout
of my conscience
which has arrived now as an
example of maturity
but inside me you know there is a small war
sometimes I prefer to burn with
another and forget the sand
Then I hear that voice . . .
You must throw sand on the fire
Cause if you touch it brother it
will burn you

Where ever I place my eyes
temptation is walking
I don’t know if its fantasy
or the spark of attraction
the rules are blurred and for one
minute I return to adolesence
until Im saved by that voice of
my protection
Listen to what it says

You must throw sand on the fire
Cause if you touch brother you will burn

Throw Sand On It

Who will pay the broken dishes???
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Track Name: Puente a Mi Gente
Puente A Mi Gente

Si yo pudiera armar un puente
de alma y de corazon
fuera mas largo que noventa millas
sencillo en construccion

de base fe y apoyo al hermano
con deseo de respirar
el aire puro y renovador
de un mar en libertad

agrego tablas de humor que es nuestro
y sobra alla o aqui
al fin de un dia de mucho sudor
sirvo un plato e congri

y cuando llegue el momento esperado
de hacer la connecion
forajamos una acera de clave
de costa a costa un son

Coro 1
un puente a mi gente
Coro 2
Baila y goza en el puente

Bridge To My People
If I could build a bridge
of spirit and heart
It would be longer than 90 miles
and simple in construction

The Base would be help to the brother
with a desire to breathe
the pure and invigorating air
of an ocean at liberty

I would add bricks of humor
which is ours naturally
and in excess there and here
at the end of a work day
Id serve a plate of congri

And when the moment arrives
to make the anticipated connection
We’d pave a road of Clave
From coast to coast a Son
Track Name: El Bombo
El Bombo
Hay una Fiebre en la Habana
Aun mas caliente que el Son
y es mas Dulce que el chocolate
para el que baile el bombo

cuando se tira la bola
Ya nadie finje attencion
todos estan en las puntas
hay que saber quien gano

si se le seca la lengua
le entra un frio de pavor
se pellisca ha ver si esta despierto
ya todos saben quien gano

que lo esta jugando todita la gente

todo el mundo juega el Bombo
Que juegan el Bombo......

El Bombo (The Visa Lottery)
There is a fever in Havana
actually hotter than Son
its sweeter than chocolate
for whoever dances the Bombo

when the ball is thrown
nobody fakes their interest
everyone is holding their breath
to see who wins

if his tounge gets dry
he gets a chill of excitement
he pinches himself to see if hes awake
everyone knows who the winner is

everyone is playing
everyone is playing the Bombo
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Track Name: Puerco Robao
Puerco Robao
Antiguamente los campesinos
hacian guateque
y era la gracia de la cumbancha
un puerco robao
cuando el tresero sentia el aroma
de la cocina
tocaba un son que retumbava por
la campiña
y hasta el sinsonte venia
volando para comer

pero la fiesta se complicaba en
algun momento
cuando llegaba el dueño
del puerco a cumbanchar
se le servia a el primero la
mejor posta
los changuiseros aremetian
al quiribao
para que nunca se diera cuenta
que le han robao

Puerco Robao yo no quiero
Puerco Robao

Stolen Pig
A long time ago the country
people had guateques(big party)
and the kick of the party
was a stolen pig
when the tres player smelled
the aroma from the kitchen
he played a son which
reverberated across the valley
and even the songbirds came
flyin to get a bite

But the festivity was complicated
at some moment
when the owner of the pig would
arrive ready to party
they served him a plate of the
best piece of the pig
so he wouldn’t figure out
that he had been robbed

Stolen Pig I don’t want Stolen Pig
Track Name: Bolitas de Arroz con Pollo
Bolitas de Arroz Con Pollo
Arroz con pollo en bolas
bolitas de arroz con pollo
Arroz con pollo en bolas
bolitas de arroz con pollo

Dos bolitas
y un platanito
una yucita
en tu platico

yo telo traigo
calentico
y rico para ti

Arroz con pollo en bolas
bolitas de arroz con pollo
Arroz con pollo en bolas
bolitas de arroz con pollo

Tu vas a decir
Ay que rico
cuando tu pruebes
este platico
que yo te traigo clanetico
y rico para ti

Toma dos bolitas y un platanito

Chicken and Yellow Rice Balls
Chicken and Yellow Rice Balls
Balls of Chicken and Yellow rice

Two chicken balls
and a plantain
a Yucca
on your plate
I will serve it hot
and tasty for you

Chicken and Yellow Rice Balls
Balls of Chicken and Yellow rice

Your going to say
Ooh Its so good
when you taste
this plate
I will serve it hot
and tasty for you

Take two little balls and a plantain
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Track Name: Milagro
Milagro
De donde nace la flor
de tu beso de esplendor?
de donde viene esa flor
de tu buen Amor?
De donde viene la flor
de tu beso de esplendor?
de donde nace esa flor
de tu buen Amor?

de donde vienen las Olas?
de donde alumbra el sol?
eso es de donde suspira el aire
que le da vida a mi corazon!
de donde vienen las Olas?
de donde alumbra el sol?
eso es de donde suspira el aire
que le da vida a mi corazon!

Tu amor es un Milagro

Es un Milagro


Alimenta lo con tu calor
Dale mucha luz a esa flor

Miracle
From where does the flower issue
Of your kiss full of splendor
From where does that flower grow
of your good love
From where does the flower issue
Of your kiss full of splendor
From where does that flower grow
of your good love

from where come ocean waves
from where illuminates light from sun
its from where the air comes that
gives life to my heart
from where come ocean waves
from where illuminates light from sun
its from where the air comes that
gives life to my heart

your love is a miracle

feed it with your heat
give lots of light to that flower
Track Name: Bye Bye Cenaida
Bye Bye Cenaida - Pablo Moya
Esta Noche Fue
la ultima cena mi compay
Esta Noche Fue
la ultima cena mi compay

Despues de tocar sabroso
y de hacer bonito el ambiente
llego el momento grandioso de comer junto a mi gente
estaba mos ya sentados dispuestos pa ra senar
una noticia real cruzaba mi laberinto

Aprovecha la
que esta es la ultima
Saboreala
que ya no vuelve
se acabo la choricera
Bye bye Senaida
Se Acabo lo que se daba
Adios Senaida

Cuando Volvera la Cenaida?

Bye Bye Senaida
This night was the last supper my friend
This night was the last supper my friend

After playing well and making
a wonderfull atmosphere
the grandiose time arrived to sit
with my people for a meal
we had already begun
when a message all too
real spoiled the fun

Take advantage now
cause this is the last one
enjoy it
cause it wont come again
the party is over
bye bye Senaida
the cupboard is bare
Adios Cenaida