Monday, March 29, 2021

I just don’t give a damn

“It’s been a [bad] year for the roses” 


George Jones • I Just Don’t Give a Damn • 1975

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Crazy Luv Life

“From the heart of the Ojibwe woodlands, Pipestone spins tales of love's wild ups and downs in . . . round dance songs. With often hilarious lyrics taken from life on the Pow-Wow Trail, Pipestone combines tough singing and a swinging hand drum beat in this tribute to love's break-ups and make-ups.” —ad copy from Canyon Records website

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Mi unico camino

Conjunto Bernal had a massive local hit in the Rio Grande Valley with “Mi Unico Camino” in the late 50s. Here, California group Los Cenzontles, with vocals by Lucina Rodriguez and Fabiola Trujillo, team up with David Hidalgo and his slide guitar for an emotion packed version that never fails to turn my insides to jelly. “Mi Unico Camino” translates to something like “My Only Path,” and the translated lyrics reveal it to be a sad and desperate road indeed. There’s also a great live Cenzontles/Hidalgo version on YouTube if you can find it.


Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo • Mi Unico Camino • 2008


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