Basil Salvador Valdez (born November 8, 1951) is a Filipino balladeer. He has received several Tinig Awards and the 1991 Tanglaw ng Lahi Award from Ateneo de Manila University.
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 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 80's, 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."
A circumstance which sidelined his singing career occurred in 1990, when he found himself as a "healer". Valdez then sought the guidance of his Jesuit friends. They explained to him that he has gift of healing.^ http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/entertainment/entertainment/view/20100716-281537/Basil-Valdez-pays-tribute-to-OPM^ http://pinoy-pop.com/pinoy-past
Discography [All songs in alphabetical order]'Di Na Muling Mag-Iisa [Duet With Pat Castillo]A MemoryAla-AlaAlayAlfieAmaAwit Ng BuhayBabalik Ka RinBakas Ng LumipasBakit Ka Nagbago?Bayan KoBituing MarikitBuhayBukasBuksanCorner Of The SkyDahil Sa Isang BulaklakDasalDitoDito NagwawakasDiyos Lamang Ang NakakaalamDon't Let Me Go [Duet With Bambi Encarnacion]Dreamin'Fool That I AmFrom Now OnGaano Kadalas Ang MinsanGabing KulimlimGaling sa PusoHanap-Hanap KaHanggangHanggang Kailan Kaya?Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang HangganHawak MoHawak Mo Ang PanahonHindi Kita MalilimutanI Just Think You're BeautifulIduyan MoIkawIkaw Lamang PalaIkaw Na NgaImortalInang MahalIyong Mga YapakIyong Pag-ibigKahit Ako'y LupaKahit Ika'y Panaginip LangKahit Na MagtiisKaibiganKaibigang KalikasanKailanKailan PaKanlunganKastilyong BuhanginKay Ganda Ng DaigdigKayumanggiKristoKundimanKung Ako Na Lang SanaKung Ako'y Iiwan MoKung Nagsasayaw KitaKunin MoLabis Kitang MinamahalLagi Kitang NaaalalaLayaLead Me LordLet The Pain RemainLift Up Your Hands (1985)Love CardLove Is The ReasonMadaling ArawMagtitiis [Duet With Pilita Corrales]MahiwagaMariaMaybeMichel Legrand MedleyMinsan PaMinsan Pa Nating Hagkan Ang NakaraanMuling Buksan Ang PusoMuntik Nang Maabot Ang LangitNag-Iisang PangarapNais KoNarito KaNariyan Ka RinNgayonNgayon At KailanmanPaalamPaano Ba Ang Mangarap?Paano Na Kaya?Pagdating Ng Panahon [With The Company]Pagputi ng UwakPagsinta'y Pang-Araw At UlanPanahonPangarap Ko'y IkawParaisong ParisukatPintig Ng DibdibSa Ugoy Ng DuyanSalamat AmaSalamat Maria (2007, in celebration of the Centenary of the Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary La Naval de Manila)Salamin Ng BuhaySana Ay Ikaw Na NgaSana'y Maghintay Ang Walang HangganSana'y Malaya AkoSapagka't Kami Ay Tao LamangSay That You Love MeShow Me Tha WaySiya Na Ba?Sometime, SomewhereStarsSumasambaSundin Ang Loob MoTanging YamanThe Power Of LoveTuldukan Na'ng HapisTunay Na LigayaTuwing Umuulan at Kapiling KaWe're Falling In Love [Duet With Angela Bofill]Where Am I Going?With YouYou (1985)