Basil Valdez – I Just Think You’re Beautiful

Basil Salvador Valdez like many Filipino singers in the 1970s started his solo career as a folk singer. In 1972, he joined the Circus Band and soon after it disbanded, he released his first solo album entitled “Ngayon at Kailanman”. While in the Circus Band, he met Ryan Cayabyab (Pinoy Jazz fame), who was then part of another band. When Valdez was preparing tracks for the album “Ngayon at Kailanman”, he asked Cayabyab to collaborate with and write a few songs for him, which the composer did. Cayabyab then became Valdez’s musical director for 27 years.

In the 1980s, Valdez re-invented himself as a singer of movie theme songs. Among the most memorable were “Paano Ba ang Mangarap”, “Muling Buksan ang Puso” and “Paraisong Parisukat”. In 1990 Valdez had throat cancer which sidelined his singing career for sometime. Thankfully he has since recovered and still performs to this day.

Here we have an absolute killer Mellow Soul -Jazz groove…

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