Sunday, September 20, 2015


“Two Latin-inflected records that wouldn’t convey half the anguish they do were it not for the spit and polish they got in the studio. Both should be required listening for anyone who thinks that raw emotion can’t be served by slick arrangements and production.” 
—Bill Friskics-Warren in Heartaches by the Number

255.  Crying • Roy Orbison • 1961

256.  Before the Next Teardrop Falls • Freddy Fender • 1974

Get ’em: CryingThe Best of Freddy Fender

Roy Orbison image: Showbiz 411; Freddy Fender image: Minnesota’s New Country

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