New music has dropped these last couple of weeks. Good music. So, add it on to your playlists for the weekend. Enjoy!
Jay Perez – El Patron – The Voice is back with a new production backed by Freddie Records. Produced by Roland Revilla, the album’s sound and attitude takes you back to Jay’s career start after his departure from David Lee Garza y Los Musicales. Having already dropped two singles, Necesito Odiarte and La Rajita de Canela, fans were left ready to be in awe of the rest of the album, and one tune that will excite folks is Vino Maldito in which he is backed up by his old boss, DLG. No doubt, Jay’s work on two DLG albums left fans wanting more, but, alas, it was Jay’s turn to go solo and become part of the DLG alumni. Thankfully, they still collaborate, live and on tape. Other notable tunes include Anda y Ve, and a re-make of Me He Dado Cuenta. He also throws in a mariachi tune (Sirvame Otra, Cantinero) and If You Don’t Know Me By Now. It’s a consistently good work.
Los Texmaniacs f/ La Marisoul – Corazones and Canciones. I know I’ve been waiting for this collaboration for a while. The best Tex-Mex conjunto backing the best female vocalist (La Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia) has happened live a few times, but Smithsonian Folkways produced what is definitely Grammy-winning material with this album. Putting a string of classic hits on an album and done with The Texmaniacs’ unique stylings, which include strong bass lines, sweet accordian playing, and Max Baca’s pasaditas on the bajo sexto is just want we needed. Singles already released include Las Nubes, which adds Little Joe to the mix and Mucho Corazon which adds Texmaniacs drummer Lorenzo Martinez for a great duet. One tune that captures the best abilities on this production is Vamonos. But fans will also enjoy Gritenme, Piedras del Campo, Mal Hombre, and a Mujer verson of Before the Next Teardrop Falls. Check it out.
La Santa Cecilia – Cuatro Copas – Bohemia En La Finca Altozano – LSC dropped this production recorded live around a bonfire with only a few friends and special guests in attendance. Full of old songs that one enjoys with a good smooth tequila, La Santa Cecilia puts their signature sound on them. Songs like Cuatro Copas, Mi Tesoro/You’re Mine, and La Diferencia certainly show La Marisoul’s vocal chops. Other tunes, such as Almohada and Cuatro Copas (duet with Aida Cuevas), will just set ones memories off. La Santa Cecilia has a range in performance and in emotions and it really comes out.