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Buena Vista Social Club: ‘Chan Chan’ (from ‘Buena Vista Social Club’)

You can’t talk about Nonesuch in more recent years without touching upon its runaway smash success: a group of Cuban singers and instrumentalists, mostly in their 70s and 80s, whose first album with guitarist Ry Cooder was produced by World Circuit chief Nick Gold. Their first release for World Circuit/Nonesuch, the eponymous Buena Vista Social Club, became Nonesuch’s best-selling album of all time.

“Chan Chan,” written by guitarist, singer and composer Compay Segundo, was the album’s opening track — a song that Cooder later described as Buena Vista’s “calling card.”