Bachata-bolero

The tempos of bachata’s early period were invariably slow, the words romantic, and the style sentimental. In contrast to later bachata, most bachata-boleros were not original compositions but remakes of classic boleros and valses. This being the case, they naturally didn’t include the Dominican slang and regionalisms that would become a staple in the bachata of later periods. The instrumentation of bachata-bolero was more varied as well; whereas later bachata was played almost exclusively on two guitars, bass, bongo and güira or maracas, bachata-boleros often included wind instruments like clarinet or saxophone, a piano, or violins. Almost all of the earliest bachateros recorded in this style, and some of the best known, aside from Calderón himself, were Fabio Sanabia (Obediencia), Inocencio Cruz, Rafael Encarnación (Muero Contigo) and Luis Segura (Dejame Tomar). Of this group Segura transcended the period and continued to record bolero-bachatas with great success. Later, Leonardo Paniagua would join him as one of the most important interpreters of this style.

When it began, bachata was not stigmatized as the music of poverty and prostitution that it would later be seen as. The earliest bachateros, like Calderón, were simply Dominicans singing a music which was already popular in the country, but mostly imported. As time went on that would change, although bachata-bolero, because of its formal, romantic language and because of the very fact that most of the songs were not original but remakes of already popular pieces, managed to escape some of the criticism which was directed at the music of other bachateros.

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rolando matias April 16, 2012

alguien sabe algo de la vida e historia del bachatero incoencio cruz?

JC CASILLAS June 22, 2011

SALUDOS POR FAVOR QUIERO SABER EL NOMBRE DE LOS PROGRAMAS QUE HABIAN EN RADIO GUARACHITA DE LA RD EN LOS AÑOS 80 Y SI ES POSIBLE EL TITULO DE LAS CANCIONES QUE IDENTIFICABAN A ESOS PROGRAMAS. GRACIAS Y BENDICIONES

sandy May 2, 2011

hola como estan estaba buscando algunas informaciones acerca de mi papa y por gracia encontre este sitio, quien habla de el. soy el mas pequeño de los hijos de fabio sanabia, y me place saludarles y gracias por incluirlo aqui. bendiciones.

felix marte December 24, 2010

me gustan las canciones de luis segura

yuseli November 16, 2010

para mi la bachata que creo aventura es la mejor de todas .

YARLIN November 1, 2010

HOLA ME LLAMOS YARLIN SU BACHATAS ME ENCANTAN

ana October 28, 2010

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo m

MARIA September 5, 2010

HOLA ESTA MUY INTERESANTE LO ESCRITO POR USTED SR.WAYNE PERO CREO QUE FALTA UN POCO DE INFORMACION. YO RECUERDO QUE CUANDO ERA NINA EL LA EMISORA RADIO GUARACHITA SE TOCABA MUCHO ESA MUSICA Y ME REFIERO A FINALES DE LOS 60 Y 70. ME RECUERDO MUCHO DE LEONARDO PANIAGUA QUE SIEMPRE TENIA "OTRO DISCO NUEVO EN RADIO GUARACHITA", OSEA CREO QUE ENTRE SUS INVESTIGACIONES ESTE NOMBRE DEBIO SALIR A RELUCIR.

peter maicol August 18, 2010

hola soy peruano y o keda mas k decir k la bachata es el genero k mas amo en esta vida aprte k tambien se parecen a los boleros peruanos

Alan Hayman May 23, 2010

Thanks for the excellent articles. I had no idea what had been going on in the Dominican Republic until now.