This song with its beautiful lyrics and charming melody was written in the 1920’s by Eusebio Delfín.  Born in the last century, he died in Havana in1965 and was a good friend of Compay Segundo, who shares his baritone voice.  Delfín made his first recordings in 1922, one of the first Cubans to do so, and was also a guitar accompanist to singers such as Rita Montaner and Luis María Morales.

Moving away from the then typical strumming and introducing freer harmonic and rhythmic changes, Delfín caused a sensation in his time.  “I had a happy idea which completely changed the style that was employed to accompany the bolero,” he later recalled.  The delightful guitar duet with Ry Cooder here features Company Segundo on the armónico, a small guitar with seven metal strings with the third double-strung, which he invented in the 1920’s to combine the characteristics of the tres and guitar.

This song with its beautiful lyrics and charming melody was written in the 1920’s by Eusebio Delfín.  Born in the last century, he died in Havana in1965 and was a good friend of Compay Segundo, who shares his baritone voice.  Delfín made his first recordings in 1922, one of the first Cubans to do so, and was also a guitar accompanist to singers such as Rita Montaner and Luis María Morales.

 

"Y Tu Que Has Hecho?"  Written by Eusebio Delfin
Published by Peer International Corporation (BMI)