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Si Me Dan Pasteles


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Scorpjammer

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About two years ago my sister played me a folk version of this Puerto Rican Aguinaldo by Robert DeCormier Singers.

This traditional aguinaldo (Christmas song) is one of many performed during the holiday season in Puerto Rico and in some Puerto Rican communities around the U.S.

Singers and musicians would go on Parrandas, a form of caroling, which goes from house to house. They would be greeted by the host who provided food and drink. In most cases the host will join the Parranda and move onto the next house where more food, drink and caroling continued. Parrandas can go into the early hours of the next morning.

This is a short instrumental rendition an in-between version of DeCormier’s folk version and the latin version...For you fellow latinos listening in, it could definitely be more latin.

DeCormier titled his version La Tulla. Why? I don't know. The lyrics are different from the traditonal version, as well. I suspect he borrowed the melody and created his own tribute to this unique holiday tradition.

The original title of the tune is Si Me Dan Pasteles – If You Give Me Pastries (give them to me hot)...referring to the food consumption portion of the Parranda celebration.

When I was a youngster, my father, Godfather (both guitar players), and their friends continued the tradition of the Parranda for a number of years in our little corner of the world, here in the U.S. This particular melody is, to me, one of the more delightful tunes they played.

Parrandas start before Christmas and continue through to Three Kings Day (January 6). Now that’s a lot of partying!

Enjoy.

Instrumentation: Six guitar layers, GB percussions.
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Uploaded: Dec 07, 2005 - 10:49:17 PM
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2005 - 09:07:07 PM Last Played: Aug 04, 2019 - 06:09:26 AM
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iMac 800Mhz, M-Audio midi keyboard and USB preamp, nylon srting guitar.
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Comments
Mcboy said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
y si no
me dan de tomar....lloro....hehheh......mucho swinging n kool!!!!
have'n t forgotten u babe....(as sammy davis use to say)....maybe i can get
a lazy drummer during the xmas holiday to finish up.....peace out!
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Scorpjammer said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
y si no
I know just the thing that will take away those tears, McBoy...COQUITO! Puerto Rican egg nog with a kick.

Coquito (Ko-kee-to)
INGREDIENTS:
1/2 liter water
15 oz cream of coconut
12 oz evaporated milk
14 oz condensed milk
4 egg yolks
2 - 3 cinnamon sticks
1 liter white rum (Barcardi)

DIRECTIONS:
Boil the cinnamon sticks in the water. Take the sticks out when the water is yellow and has the smell and taste of cinnamon.

Add the evaporated milk, condensed milk and egg yolks and cook at low temperature. While it's cooking stir to avoid it sticking to the bottom of the pot.

When it is boiling for a few minutes, add the cream of coconut and rum. Stir well and take off the burner.

Let it cool and it will be ready.

Keep it in the refrigerator and it will last for a very long time.

Mmm! A great holiday drink. Go easy. DRINK ONLY A SMALL GLASS at a time. A little goes a long way. Keep it in the fridge and offer to your guests during the holidays. It's rich and delicious!

Thanks for checking out the tune and commenting!

Feliz Navidad!

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said 4932 days ago (February 17th, 2006)
¡RRRRddddrt! ¡Y AHHHiaiaiai!
Y no ovlides preparar las mejores margaritas congeladas a la Harold:

En la licuadora
Una 6 oz. de frozen Minute Maid Limeade
4 oz. (o mas) de su tequila favorita
2 oz. Gran Marnie
2 oz. Cointreau® orange liqueur
1 oz. Amaretto
6 - 8 oz. Miller Lite
llené la licuadora con hielo, combine

Blend till smooth - Enjoy! Goes great with Menudo or Medalliones de Carne Asada

Sorry about the Spanish, I do better at Portuguese - Harold
Scorpjammer said 4931 days ago (February 18th, 2006)
¡RRRRddddrt! ¡Y AHHHiaiaiai!
Mmmmm!

Sounds muy delicioso, Harold. Is this your own recipe? Looks unique, original.

I'll have to try it!

:)

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said 4930 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
¡RRRRddddrt! ¡Y AHHHiaiaiai!
Actually got most of it from a bar tender at a local fine Tex-Mex restaurant when I was telling him how upset my stomach gets with the Triple-Sec most people use in frozen 'Ritas, thus the Gran Marnie and Cointreau... but the Minute Maid (instead of sour mix) and Amaretto was my twist. The beer is part of his recipe, helps sort of aerate the mix and is an important element as well

- Harold
eleveneyes said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
nice aguinaldo!
your guitar sounds great. I love all the layered harmonies.
and me being an honorary member of the latino community do agree it
could definitely be more latin but i liked it nonetheless!!!
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Scorpjammer said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
nice aguinaldo!
Hola, Ray, my His Panic friend.:)

Yeah, some real-time maracas or a guiro and a 10-string cuatro would really give it that down-on-the-island sound.

I'm glad you like my take on it. Thanks so much giving lending your ear and taking the time to comment. I'm a bit behind, but I'll get over to your page and check out your latest work.

Scorp:)

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gumbi Ortiz said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
ahi na ma!!!
this is very arroz con gandules!!!!! very nice!!! sabor boricua!!!!!!!!


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Scorpjammer said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
ahi na ma!!!
lol! Stop it! You're making me hungry! I'll have some ropa vieja with that rice and beans...and some platanos maduros.

Hey, I'm trying, Gumbi.:)

A lot of those aguinaldos are listed in the Library of Congress as historic and cultural artifacts.

Marcia and I were in Washington D.C. about 3 weeks ago, where we saw large banners for a Celia Cruz exhibit at the Smithsonian. Talk about making cultural history. AZUCA!

Thanks for commenting.

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo!

Scorp:)

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alley-oop said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Beauty
Great guitar piece. I like the subtle warm tone of the nylon strings. Very well perfromed. Very tasty playing!
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Scorpjammer said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Beauty
Thanks so much, Alley-oop.

I was shooting for a chorus of guitars with the 6 layers. And, your right about just in time for the holidays. I wanted to put something out there for Macjammers to hear and get an idea how Christmas is celebrated in music with different roots.

I wanted to make it longer, but other priorities are cutting into my time...like shopping and Christmas get-togethers. You know how it can get this time of year.

Have a Happy Holiday Season!


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Z293 said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Very Nice
Just in time for the holidays.
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Scorpjammer said 5003 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Very Nice
Hey Z293! How's your 'slingin' bad self?!

A little different for a holiday song, but a loose, cheerful, upbeat melody. I really love the chord progression in this tune.

Thanks for commenting and stopping by.

Happy Holidays to you!

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Tadashi Togawa said 5002 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
From the west to the south.
I think of Western Europe because I listen to this tune.
It is music that extends to the South America continent.
Wonderful melody and guitar work.
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Scorpjammer said 5002 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
From the west to the south.
Tadashi! Thank you so much!

Holiday music comes in all different cultural shapes and sizes. I'm glad to share something different with macjam listeners at this time of year.

Happy Holidays!

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thetiler said 5002 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
gypsy kings
like the spanish feel.
like the addition of the other guitar as well.

Cool!
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Scorpjammer said 5002 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
gypsy kings
Thanks, Bill.

With all of the different latin music styles, this falls under latin folk or traditional music. What defines latin folk music is pretty much the same for all folk music. Traditonal lyrics along with simple, traditonal acoustic instrumentation and a lot of heart. I hope this comes across in this piece.

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said 5002 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
Very nice!
Excellent performances, Scorp! Beautiful, full guitar work. Although I've
never heard the original, this version stands on its own.

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Emily Rohm said 5002 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
Mmmmm....Pastry.
What a tastey tune! Beautiful clear sound. Love the nylon strings. A nice
twist for a holiday song. Very well played!
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Scorpjammer said 5002 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
Mmmmm....Pastry.
Thanks Emily.

If you like pastries, you'll like Coquito. Just scroll up to my McBoy reply for the recipe! :)

It's really a sweet and creamy drink. You'll love it!

Happy Holidays!

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Cori Ander said 5001 days ago (December 10th, 2005)
Such a nice tune
Such a nice tune this is! So much warmth. And so well performed!

Thank you for a wonderful contribution to my collection of favourite
music !


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Scorpjammer said 5001 days ago (December 10th, 2005)
Such a nice tune
Thanks, Curry. You know I enjoy your traditional songs, as well. Especially the way you give them a unique voice on your guitar. It's good to breathe life into older tunes. It reminds us where we come from.

Happy Holidays!

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Cori Ander said 5001 days ago (December 10th, 2005)
PS
PS Fun picture! DS
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John Stebbe said 5001 days ago (December 10th, 2005)
A pro job
Scorp, I have only heard you on on electric. This is beautiful! You are
a guitar monster. Excellent tone and articulation (not to mention
intonation).

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John Stebbe said 5001 days ago (December 10th, 2005)
A pro job
Scorp, I have only heard you on on electric. This is beautiful! You are
a guitar monster. Excellent tone and articulation (not to mention
intonation).

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Scorpjammer said 5001 days ago (December 10th, 2005)
A pro job
Thanks John. I attempted a chorus of guitar harmonies on this tune. Although the tune is totally different, it birngs to my mind the live recording of your 600 students playing their recorders on "Bye Bye Blues." Man, that is one of my personal favorites.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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kristyjo said 5000 days ago (December 11th, 2005)
I love the layers of guitars
It does sound like a group of you traveling between houses, after you've
gotten your sound together, but before you've warmed yourselves with
too many Coquitos. I also love your extended description - it really adds
to understanding Christmas customs that I'm not familiar with. thanks!
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kristyjo said 5000 days ago (December 11th, 2005)
I love the layers of guitars
It does sound like a group of you traveling between houses, after you've
gotten your sound together, but before you've warmed yourselves with
too many Coquitos. This is one of the few songs I've heard recently that is
enhanced by the 'fade out' on the end - like you're going away down the
street. I also love your extended description - it really adds to
understanding Christmas customs that I'm not familiar with. thanks!
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Scorpjammer said 4999 days ago (December 12th, 2005)
I love the layers of guitars
Thanks, Kristine.

I'm glad my description helped create a picture of how tunes like this are performed. It helps to give the song a context. There are lyrics, but I hope doing it as an instrumental helps gives it a universal appeal. A musical 'taste', if you will.

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FEEL said 4954 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Missed this last xmas
A must download for next Christmas holiday. Dig the culture.

Regards,
John

Caipirinha

Dump some sugar (two tablespoons) on the bottom of a short glass. Cut a lime (big one of course) in half and then cut a thin slice. Throw the slice on top of the sugar, smash the slice over the sugar then fill glass up with crushed ice. Pour to the top of the crushed ice some cachaca 2000. Squeeze the rest of the lime half. Mix well, then enjoy.
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Scorpjammer said 4931 days ago (February 18th, 2006)
Missed this last xmas
Hey John, I just printed out you and your bro's mixology recipes.

Both sound like good drinks.

Time to experiment!

Woo Hoo! Sorry, That's very Northeast!

YEEEE HAAAAAA!

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said 4930 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Missed this last xmas
Hey Janela, Scorp, you can make up some strong "sugar water" ahead of time and chill to use instead of suger. This will keep the drink in the glass clear. Just take a lot of sugar and mix with very warm water until the sugar completely dissolves, chill.... Follow recipe as prescribed above by John.

Good catch John, I forgot about our native Brazillian favorite...
Mankfish said 4870 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
So grateful
To hear this serious artistry and lovely guitaring and production. You are inspiring me to do my own work and attempt to approach your results.

I teach music to young Puerto Rican and Mexican children, so this is just a prize for me to come upon in MacJams!
Scorpjammer said 4869 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
So grateful
I'm humbled by your gracious words, Pablo.

Like fellow macjammer, John Stebbe, I admire your teaching music to young chidren. I've listened to a few of John's recordings with his young students and I'm amazed at their understanding and intuitiveness.

I humbly bow and say thank you for what you do!

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