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(Bernardo Barreto)

Member Since: Wednesday, January 30 2008 @ 07:42 AM CST
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Homepage: http://www.icompositions.com/artists/Barretok
Location: New York City, NY United States
Song Comments: 417
Song Votes: 24
Forum Posts: 21
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I was born in Lima Peru but I have been living in New York since 1984, It's my second home. I am a visual artist. Painting, Illustration, Photography and Underground Comix.
But music is my passion. Ever since I remember, songs have had a profound effect on me. Way before I could afford buying records or a decent stereo, I spent hours by the radio waiting for my favorite songs to be played.
Making music is a journey. An adventure.
Most of the times quite rewarding, other times frustrating, but always exciting.
The foundation of all the music I make and like is usually the Blues. Quoting Albert King:
"If you don't dig the blues, you must have a hole in your soul".
I believe in that.
Yet, I am open to all influences, from African to even Dance music. I believe you can get something out of everything you hear. My favorite artists and main influences are way too many to be listed. The Rolling Stones remain on top of my list as my favorite band mostly for what they did in the 60's and 70's. Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and The Howlin' Wolf are together with Otis Spann the heart of the Chicago Blues. Albert King, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Peter Green & Carlos Santana added wonderful licks to guitar playing. And of course Keith Richards, Elmore James & Chuck Berry. John Lee Hooker and Bo Didley had the beat. And Ry Cooder pushes slide guitar to the limits. Bob Dylan has to be the best songwriter ever. All the people from Chess and Stax brought a wonderful sound. The Staple Singers are deep spiritual connections with not only God but the Civil Rights Movement. And Issac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield moved the message into the 70's together with Sly & The Family Stone. Jimi Hendrix knows no match even 35 years after his death.
I love Jazz and afro cuban music...and of course James Brown, ain't that a groove?. What can I say. The list can go on and on.
Considering the fact that I came from South Of Every Border (South America that is). I've tried to do my homework. And the music I heard growing up, in Plazas and family parties or local TV shows, remains at the core of my creation. I love music.

Bernardo Barreto (aka Barretok) - They Call Me Barretok
Barretok's Songs (30)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
06.21.10 MASKED PUPPETEERS  (---) 3163 (23) Rock 06.24.10 Active
09.01.09 ANOTHER STORY  (---) 3128 (40) Rock 09.16.10 Active
06.12.09 MADNESS IN THE HOUSE  (---) 3257 (44) Blues (contemporary) 09.01.09 Active
05.30.08 EVERYDAY NEWS  (---) 3798 (18) Rock 01.21.09 Active
04.30.08 SPIDER'S KISS (w, Feter & Davisamerica) 9.17 (3) 2961 (9) Blues (traditional) 05.30.08 Active
04.22.08 WHERE WERE YOU? (Oh Baby) w. Geo 9.33 (3) 3057 (11) Blues (traditional) 04.27.08 Active
04.15.08 INTIMATE BATTLE 9.00 (5) 3185 (17) Rock 04.26.08 Active
04.01.08 MARY JANE AND THE MAGIC POWDERS 8.97 (8) 2971 (13) Blues (contemporary) 05.08.09 Active
03.24.08 NATURAL BORN BLUES II (w,Fromano & Filmscorz) 8.25 (6) 2821 (13) Blues (contemporary) 03.25.08 Active
03.19.08 SISTER WHITE 8.57 (7) 2974 (12) Blues (contemporary) 07.19.10 Active
03.16.08 Desire II (woodstock) 8.47 (8) 3990 (15) Rock 03.29.08 Active
03.13.08 A Man We All Know 9.25 (3) 3428 (26) Rock 03.16.08 Active
03.10.08 A Lady With Class 9.32 (7) 3552 (24) Blues (contemporary) 03.15.08 Active
03.06.08 Elusive II 9.18 (7) 3030 (19) Blues (contemporary) 03.13.08 Active
03.03.08 Blood Of Bloods  (---) 4233 (17) Funk 06.22.10 Active
03.01.08 MONDAY BLUES (with Lupiroz)  (---) 3974 (16) Blues (traditional) 03.07.08 Active
02.26.08 SUMMER NIGHT SMILES 9.14 (7) 4567 (20) Acoustic Rock 03.07.08 Active
02.23.08 JAMIE WAS A GOOD GIRL 8.96 (6) 3131 (20) Rock 06.22.10 Active
02.21.08 YOUR TENDER SOUL 9.07 (7) 3088 (17) Acoustic Rock 03.07.08 Active
02.18.08 A PROPHET IN DISGRACE 9.16 (8) 4009 (25) Blues (contemporary) 03.28.08 Active
02.17.08 THE PAINTING 9.36 (9) 4041 (17) Rock 02.20.08 Active
02.15.08 SLEEPING LIGHTLY 9.15 (5) 3571 (17) Rock 05.13.08 Active
02.13.08 THE OUTSIDER(purgatory blues) With Ziti 8.82 (7) 3536 (23) Blues (contemporary) 03.05.08 Active
02.10.08 SKETCHES (with Bass2x) 8.75 (2) 3144 (22) Rock 07.14.11 Active
02.08.08 YESTERDAY'S DICE 9.45 (5) 3072 (15) Rock 02.20.08 Active
02.07.08 I'VE BEEN DOWN (w.Bluepiano) 6.50 (3) 3383 (18) Blues (contemporary) 02.17.08 Active
02.04.08 HOTEL ROOM #13 8.05 (5) 4806 (12) Rock 02.15.08 Active
02.03.08 STATION BLUES (w. Macoco & Seles) 9.13 (2) 3429 (19) Blues (contemporary) 03.05.08 Active
02.01.08 CELEBRATION OF NOTHING 9.17 (3) 2275 (9) Rock 05.12.08 Active
02.01.08 GHOST 9.19 (4) 2481 (9) Blues (contemporary) 02.18.08 Active
Favorite Songs (185)
Title Artist Date Genre
Did Ya Know? RAVENS 09.29.10 Ballad
No Telling What I Might Do featuring RAVENS alackbass 07.10.10 Blues (contemporary)
Girl on Fire RAVENS 06.22.10 Pop (Alternative)
Seafood Gumbo w/ AngelaHope TobinMueller 02.25.10 Jazz (vocal)
Santana (tribute) ShadowofNine 11.04.09 Latin Pop
A Night With Feter feat'(Roxylee sloparts crissew johnwhitehead and Yamin AL Yamani ) Feter 09.03.09 Acoustic
Mood Swing yohmar 09.01.09 Jazz Fusion
nothing but heartbreak that80sboy 09.01.09 Pop (Alternative)
Rock 4 Africa ShadowofNine 08.31.09 Rock
Dance with Me Sweet79 08.22.09 Jazz Fusion
Nasty Little Things [ramonaji/awigze mix] davisamerica 06.15.09 Trip Hop
East Blues sloparts 06.14.09 Blues (contemporary)
Just my Luck (w/Thoddi) ktb 06.14.09 Rhythm and Blues
Atlantic Sea DeathArrow 06.13.09 Pop (Alternative)
Rocky Mountain Blues by Gamborg Gamborg 06.12.09 Blues (contemporary)
MagnaFlight magnatone 06.12.09 Pop Orchestral
Smile, by Feter (C to C) Roxylee 06.08.09 Acoustic
Gently Boundless 06.07.09 Folk (contemporary)
Into your Arms (Roxylee,Relic67,kappy) Feter 06.07.09 Acoustic
Jamais vu dantimmermans 06.07.09 Cinematic Soundtrack
Jamais vu dantimmermans 06.07.09 Cinematic Soundtrack
Jamais vu dantimmermans 06.07.09 Cinematic Soundtrack
A Little Alleluia kassia 06.06.09 Classical
Empty Room Sweet79 05.02.09 Blues (contemporary)
Brenda Govenda lengold 04.27.09 Alternative Rock
Go Preacher! w/Lunatrick BossHook 04.19.09 Pop (Alternative)
Curieux Territoire (MJRF) blaky smith 02.10.09 Blues (contemporary)
No Money Blues DWL 05.30.08 Blues (contemporary)
Elevated Passage magnatone 05.28.08 Pop Orchestral
It's Up to You BossHook 05.28.08 Inspirational (contemporary)
SPIDER'S KISS (w, Feter & Davisamerica) Barretok 04.30.08 Blues (traditional)
Gave Me Less Then Nothing........ Soundhound 04.22.08 Blues (traditional)
Blues Sweet79 04.14.08 Blues (contemporary)
Tonight (w/michael2) rsorensen 04.13.08 Alternative Rock
Ibstrat Boogie Ibstrat 04.13.08 Rockabilly
Love Song lupiroz 04.11.08 Ballad
Angel Convention magnatone 04.04.08 Pop Classical
No Such Thing As Love BossHook 04.01.08 Rock
Scarborough Barbara woofer3 03.25.08 Rock & Roll
Pink Nirvana live at the Virtual Woodstock (MJ Woodstock) digitalnirvana9 03.23.08 Rock (instrumental)
Drums of Peace (MJ Woodtsock) jgurner 03.23.08 Soft Rock-Adult Contemporary
THE RINGS OF FIRE (©2001) CharlyDeeCynthius 03.18.08 Jazz (vocal)
Enough to Stay dlb 03.18.08 Funk
Dee is Spaced Out and Chillin' Diviner 03.17.08 Downtempo
People Are Waiting (woodstock) bud 03.15.08 Folk-Rock
Henry Martin F&F(woodstock) Feter 03.14.08 Folk-Rock
On and On lavalamp 03.14.08 Acoustic Rock
A Man We All Know Barretok 03.13.08 Rock
Reflections MIRx 03.12.08 Ambient
Don't Let Me Go BeccaJohnson 03.11.08 Pop (mainstream)
A Lady With Class Barretok 03.10.08 Blues (contemporary)
Toxic Desire (Drakonis/BorisLuxx/Roxylee) drakonis 03.08.08 Dance-Club
angst w/ Michael2 davisamerica 03.07.08 Art Rock
That First Kiss lupiroz 03.07.08 Swing
Elusive II Barretok 03.06.08 Blues (contemporary)
Jammin' with mr. C dlb 03.06.08 Rock (instrumental)
Key Lime Sunday ziti 03.06.08 Latin Jazz
Endless War easyesteemer 03.05.08 Cinematic Soundtrack
Break It (w/dlb) rsorensen 03.05.08 Pop (Alternative)
Daddy is Sad lupiroz 03.05.08 Acoustic
Butternut hill Feter 03.04.08 Folk-Rock
What is that Kenta_and_Linda_Rocks_together 03.06.08 Breakbeat
alright now! tim grant 03.04.08 Indie Rock
YA HELO lupiroz 03.04.08 Ethnic-International
GALADRIEL' sMirror (©2001) CharlyDeeCynthius 03.04.08 Jazz (vocal)
Where i'll Be dlb 03.04.08 Pop (Alternative)
Logical First Step sloparts 03.02.08 Rock (instrumental)
Stay (with Rebsie) DWL 03.02.08 Acoustic
Bristol Blues dlb 03.02.08 Blues (contemporary)
Bouree dirigent 03.02.08 Baroque
Whiskey and Old Records BossHook 03.01.08 Blues (contemporary)
Fallen Angel BossHook 03.01.08 Rock
who will I be Scott Carmichael 02.29.08 Acoustic
Mirage Funk (w/Camomilla) lupiroz 02.28.08 Funk
Shortcoming w/ Vic Holman lavalamp 02.26.08 Alternative Rock
Dreams dlb 02.26.08 Acoustic Rock
Song For Big John-08 ziti 02.25.08 Blues (contemporary)
LSP Untitled 27/ with Bud davisamerica 02.25.08 Art Rock
June Wedding easyesteemer 02.25.08 New Age
Stop War - O vos omnes dirigent 02.25.08 Inspirational (contemporary)
JEALOUSY (© 2008) CharlyDeeCynthius 02.24.08 Inspirational (contemporary)
I Thought I Told You davisamerica 02.24.08 Ballad
Andes Off! (sschedra guitar version 3) drakonis 02.24.08 Cinematic Soundtrack
Brown shoes make it-[demo#2] woofer3 02.24.08 Rock & Roll
JAMIE WAS A GOOD GIRL Barretok 02.23.08 Rock
CosmicDream (w/ Barretok&Camomilla) lupiroz 02.23.08 Dance-Club
It Hurts So Much yohmar 02.22.08 Other
Canzone per Sarah (1977) CharlyDeeCynthius 02.22.08 Children's Music
Bad case of love KCsGROOVE 02.22.08 Rock
What Will You Do? (w/michael2) ledebutant 02.21.08 Alternative Rock
Morning Song Livingstone 02.21.08 Folk (contemporary)
Treat Me Right BridgeCreek 02.21.08 Blues (contemporary)
Next in line KCsGROOVE 02.20.08 Funk
U lupiroz 02.20.08 Rock
O Babe (w/Roxy ,Jack and Terry) Feter 02.20.08 Acoustic Rock
The Silent Sea davisamerica2 02.19.08 Folk-Rock
Exit Sweet79 02.18.08 Electropop
Bald heads, no brains KCsGROOVE 02.18.08 Rock
Day of Small Things ValleyPastor 02.18.08 Bossa Nova
Java Jive dirigent 02.18.08 A Cappella
A PROPHET IN DISGRACE Barretok 02.18.08 Blues (contemporary)
Enjoy the Ride dirigent 02.18.08 Pop (Alternative)
girl like you that80sboy 02.18.08 Pop (Alternative)
Creepy Night easyesteemer 02.17.08 Trance
Simple Gifts w Feter Roxylee 02.17.08 Folk (traditional)
Darkness Sweet79 02.17.08 Alternative Rock
Tant de plaisir!! Sweet79 02.17.08 NUjazz
Line up Sweet79 02.17.08 Jazz Fusion
INVEROSIMILE (©2007) CharlyDeeCynthius 02.17.08 Renaissance
Dreams of Soaring magnatone 02.17.08 Pop Classical
Blues R Sweet79 02.17.08 Blues (contemporary)
string 'em up Mr.Judge woofer3 02.17.08 Ska
Water and wine (w Northpoint) KCsGROOVE 02.16.08 Funk
Anybody But You artneuro 02.16.08 Rock
Tell Sophia BossHook 02.16.08 Rock
Heat of the Day (Kenta & Heightened) Heightened 02.15.08 Inspirational (contemporary)
I Thought I Was Being Cool (w/Amanda Chapman) lupiroz 02.15.08 Pop (mainstream)
Out of mind KCsGROOVE 02.15.08 Rock
The Prettiest Girl dlb 02.15.08 Pop (Alternative)
What to make of it? lavalamp 02.14.08 Alternative Rock
Your Shining Eyes (w/dirigent & ddball) Heightened 02.14.08 Inspirational (contemporary)
the lost souls...iComp we are lost.... woodguy32 02.13.08 Other
Shine On You Crazy Boldhead lupiroz 02.13.08 Alternative Rock
THE OUTSIDER(purgatory blues) With Ziti Barretok 02.13.08 Blues (contemporary)
State of the Art Dave M 02.13.08 Rock
Marching Home (Classical Guitar) - Nylon Strings thetiler 02.12.08 Fingerstyle Guitar
A Pray 33 Feter 02.12.08 Classical
Limbo onesweetworld 02.11.08 A Cappella
I Just Wanna Splash Out On You! dlb 02.11.08 Blues (contemporary)
RAIN OF ANGELS (©2007) CharlyDeeCynthius 02.11.08 Progressive Rock
Sorriso di una Miss lupiroz 02.11.08 Pop Classical
Death Wish Blues - Barretok & Heightened Heightened 02.11.08 Blues (contemporary)
I Only Have Eyes For You mbehar 02.10.08 Jazz (instrumental)
Valentine (by XNovemberX) drakonis 02.10.08 Pop (Alternative)
SKETCHES (with Bass2x) Barretok 02.10.08 Rock
Americans artneuro 02.10.08 Rock
Answers CD VERSION ziti 02.10.08 Blues (contemporary)
ember (lupi mix) lupiroz 02.10.08 Gothic Rock
don't say goodbye that80sboy 02.10.08 Pop (Alternative)
Of Summers Gone Moviz 02.09.08 Ballad
Free as you and me MIRx 02.10.08 Rock
Tina Tequilla zallaz01 02.09.08 Rock
Black Magic Lady sloparts 02.09.08 Rock
Mi Ricordo Le Tue Parole lupiroz 02.09.08 Pop Classical
YESTERDAY'S DICE Barretok 02.08.08 Rock
GOA by KTB peacepiano 02.08.08 Open Collaborations
Wet Seat Tribrix 02.08.08 Pop (Alternative)
Pure Silver lavalamp 02.08.08 Alternative Rock
Apotheosis - Feter & Doug (HJP) Doug Somers 02.08.08 Classical
Do For Love jiguma 02.07.08 Alternative Rock
One of these days stratcat 02.06.08 Rock
le trottoir (w Michael2) blaky smith 02.06.08 Blues (contemporary)
rollin' the stone woofer3 02.04.08 Blues (traditional)
Repentance Blues Three Cat Clem 02.04.08 Blues (traditional)
a passing cloud Mystified 02.03.08 Classical
Feb'ry Blues stevel 02.02.08 Blues (contemporary)
GHOST Barretok 02.01.08 Blues (contemporary)
Rain of Love(Dadai,jiguma,mikey_d,Roxylee,Vic Holman) Feter 01.29.08 Folk-Rock
His Baby droop 01.28.08 Rhythm and Blues
Heroes apb 01.19.08 Pop (Alternative)
Blues Still Come My Way singingshrink 01.13.08 Blues (contemporary)
Saturday Morning Child BoiAfrica 01.12.08 Rhythm and Blues
Tell Me (with Kenta, Heightened) Alannah 01.12.08 Downtempo
Ghost Blues Three Cat Clem 01.06.08 Blues (traditional)
No Need to Knock (the door's open) Jim Bouchard 01.05.08 Jazz (instrumental)
Tailor Made (remix) guitapick 01.03.08 Acoustic
Bolivia to Peru Moviz 01.03.08 Latin
Shady Grove Feter 12.28.07 Folk-Rock
From the Moors Axgrinder 12.24.07 Experimental
DragonFly MattGranz 12.21.07 Rock
old virginia Macdvd 12.06.07 Blues (traditional)
FDF Doggie Style PlusUltra 12.04.07 Funk
Autumn Roxylee 10.19.07 Pop Classical
Mr. Funk D craft 10.17.07 Funk
Don't Leave Me Behind easyesteemer 10.10.07 Acoustic Rock
Donald Where's Yer Troosers caroline 09.03.07 Folk (traditional)
Transforming rsorensen 08.15.07 Alternative Rock
Gartan Mother's Lullaby ceilidh 07.25.07 Folk (traditional)
Blues With A Twist andersOO7 06.28.07 Blues (traditional)
Broken Alannah 04.23.07 Acoustic
My Soul Alannah + thomasa Alannah 03.18.07 Blues (contemporary)
Solitary Girl with Rhonie zallaz01 02.24.07 Rock
Yev-Ember Roxylee 11.14.06 Spoken Word-Poetry
blue cheese Scott Carmichael 05.31.06 Blues (contemporary)
Sahara w/ Rhonie stevec 10.18.05 Alternative Rock
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