Have you heard of a ship called the good Reuben James
Manned by hard fighting men both of honor and fame?
She flew the Stars and Stripes of the land of the free
But tonight she's in her grave at the bottom of the sea.
Tell me what were their names, tell me what were their names,
Did you have a friend on the good Reuben James?
What were their names, tell me, what were their names?
Did you have a friend on the good Reuben James
Well, a hundred men went down in that dark watery grave
When that good ship went down only forty-four were saved.
'Twas the last day of October we saved the forty-four
From the cold ocean waters and the cold icy shore.
It was there in the dark of that uncertain night
That we watched for the U-boats and waited for a fight.
Then a whine and a rock and a great explosion roared
And they laid the Reuben James on that cold ocean floor.
Now tonight there are lights in our country so bright
In the farms and in the cities they're telling of the fight.
And now our mighty battleships will steam the bounding main
And remember the name of that good Reuben James.
Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Album Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90 es un nuevo libro de lujo de tapa dura de gran formato de 250 páginas compilado y editado por Gilles Peterson y Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) que presenta muchos cientos de diseños de portadas de discos cubanos impresionantes y únicos hechos desde la Revolución Cubana liderada por Fidel Castro en 1959.
Raimon cumple 80 años con la energía dirigida a "intentar ordernarme" e impulsar el Centro Raimon de Actividades Culturales de Xàtiva (Valencia), donde estará su legado, pero con el peso sobre los hombros de una pandemia que "ha oscurecido el horizonte", ha dicho en una entrevista con Efe.