Sunday, September 06, 2015

HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER

“Juan Raoul Davis Rodriguez was the first Latino singer to break into the country mainstream, preceding Freddy Fender onto the charts by a good two years. Rodriguez listened to all kinds of music while growing up in South Texas, but Merle Haggard was his hero. . . . [This] record’s lyrics, though, have more in common with the quotidian existentialism of Kris Kristofferson and Tom T. Hall. . . .”—Bill Friskics-Warren, Heartaches by the Number


253.  Ridin’ My Thumb To Mexico • Johnny Rodriguez • 1973


Get it: The Best of Johnny Rodriguez.

LP cover: Discogs

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