Basil Valdez

Basil Salvador Valdez (born 8 November 1951) is a Filipino singer. He has received several Tinig Awards and the 1991 Tanglaw ng Lahi Award from Ateneo de Manila University.

Basil Valdez
Birth nameBasil Salvador Valdez
Born (1951-11-08) 8 November 1951 (age 69)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation(s)Singer

BiographyEdit

Like many Filipino singers in the 1970s, Basil S. Valdez started on a solo career as a folk singer. In 1972, he joined the Circus Band[1][2] and soon after it disbanded, he released his first solo album entitled Ngayon at Kailanman. While in the Circus Band, he met Ryan Cayabyab, 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".[citation needed] Valdez had throat cancer which sidelined his singing career in 1990. However, he recovered and found himself as a "healer".[1] Valdez then sought the guidance of his Jesuit friends. They explained to him that he has gift of healing.[citation needed]

DiscographyEdit

  • A Memory (1980)
  • Ala-Ala
  • Alay
  • Alfie (1980)
  • Ama
  • Awit ng Buhay (1979)
  • Babalik Ka Rin
  • Bakas ng Lumipas
  • Bakit Ka Nagbago? (1979)
  • Basil S. Valdez (2011)
  • Bayan Ko
  • Bituing Marikit
  • Buhay (1978)
  • Bukas
  • Buksan
  • Corner of the Sky (1980)
  • Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak
  • Dasal
  • Dito
  • Di Na Muling Mag-Iisa (duet with Pat Castillo)
  • Dito Na Muling Mag-iisa (1986)
  • Dito Nagwawakas (1978)
  • Diyos Lamang ang Nakakaalam
  • Don't Let Me Go (duet with Bambi Encarnacion) (1981)
  • Dreamin' (1983)
  • Fool That I Am (1983)
  • From Now On
  • Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (1981) (it was covered by La Diva and used for the theme song of the 2008 teleserye)
  • Gabing Kulimlim
  • Galing Sa Puso
  • Hanap-Hanap Ka (1986)
  • Hanggang
  • Hanggang Kailan Kaya? (1977)
  • Hanggang Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan (1977)
  • Hawak Mo
  • Hawak Mo ang Panahon (1979)
  • Hindi Kita Malilimutan (1983)
  • I Just Think You're Beautiful (1981)
  • Iduyan Mo (1979)
  • Ikaw
  • Ikaw, Lamang Pala (1986)
  • Ikaw Na Nga
  • Imortal
  • Inang Mahal (1986)
  • Iyong Mga Yapak
  • Iyong Pag-ibig
  • Kahit Ako'y Lupa (1978)
  • Kahit Ika'y Panaginip Lang (1978)
  • Kahit Na Magtiis (1986)
  • Kaibigan
  • Kaibigang Kalikasan (1979)
  • Kailan (1977)
  • Kailan Pa (1979)
  • Kanlungan
  • Kastilyong Buhangin (1977)
  • Kay Ganda ng Daigdig (1977)
  • Kayumanggi (1979)
  • Kristo
  • Kundiman (1986)
  • Kung Ako Na Lang Sana
  • Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo (1977)
  • Kung Nagsasayaw Kita
  • Kunin Mo (1981)
  • Labis Kitang Minamahal (1978)
  • Lagi Kitang Naaalala
  • Lagi Na Lang (duet with Leah Navarro)
  • Laya (1977)
  • Lead Me Lord (1983)
  • Let the Pain Remain (1980)
  • Lift Up Your Hands (1980)
  • Love Card (1981)
  • Love Is the Reason
  • Madaling Araw
  • Magtitiis (duet with Pilita Corrales)
  • Mahiwaga
  • Maria
  • Maybe (1981)
  • Michel Legrand Medley (1980)
  • Minsan Pa
  • Minsan Pa Nating Hagkan ang Nakaraan (1983)
  • Muling Buksan ang Puso (1985)
  • Muntik Nang Maabot ang Langit
  • Nag-Iisang Pangarap (1986)
  • Nais Ko (1978)
  • Narito Ka (1986)
  • Nariyan Ka Rin (1983)
  • Ngayon (1979)
  • Ngayon at Kailanman (1977) (also covered by Jan Nieto is used for the theme song of the 2009 teleserye and Jona is used for the theme song in the 2018 teleserye in the same title)
  • Paalam (1979)
  • Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (1981)
  • Paano Na Kaya?
  • Pagdating ng Panahon (with The Company)
  • Pagputi ng Uwak (1978) (original soundtrack)
  • Pagsinta'y Pang-Araw at Ulan (1977)
  • Panahon (1981)
  • Pangarap Ko'y Ikaw (1978)
  • Paraisong Parisukat (1977)
  • Pintig ng Dibdib (1986)
  • Sa Ugoy ng Duyan
  • Salamat Ama
  • Salamat Maria (2007) (in celebration of the Centenary of the Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary La Naval de Manila)
  • Salamin ng Buhay (1983)
  • Sana ay Ikaw Na Nga
  • Sana'y Maghintay ang Walang Hanggan
  • Sana'y Malaya Ako
  • Sapagka't Kami ay Tao Lamang
  • Say That You Love Me (1983)
  • Show Me tha Way
  • Sino ang Baliw (1983)
  • Siya Na Ba? (1979)
  • Sometime, Somewhere (1980)
  • Stars (1983)
  • Sumasamba
  • Sundin ang Loob Mo
  • Tanging Yaman
  • The Power of Love
  • Tuldukan Na'ng Hapis (1983)
  • Tunay Na Ligaya (1986)
  • Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka (1980)
  • We're Falling in Love (duet with Angela Bofill)
  • Where Am I Going? (1980)
  • With You (1980)
  • You (1980)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)