Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cantares do Sul de Portugal

Orfeu Super Budget 2004

I could find no information about this record online, but it is a well-recorded, interesting record of (I presume) typical songs from the south of Portugal. As you can see, it is a Orfeu "Super Budget" release, which originally cost only 99$50, however much that was. It is in good shape, though with some pops from the occasional scratch.

Verdegaio Saloio (Rancho Folclórico de Torres Novas)

Tu És O Zé Que Fumas (Rancho Folclórico de Torres Novas)

Benavente Em Festa (Rancho Típico de Benavente)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Freddy Fender: Before the Next Teardrop Falls (1974)


This was Freddy Fender's first album. A CD of the same name is available, but confusingly, it is not the CD release of this album. It contains six songs from this album; the remaining tracks are not on CD.

This album was a thrift shop find (99¢), still in the shrink wrap, and in excellent shape inside and out. Eugene Chadbourne, writing for allmusic, called it "the must-have Fender album in a country fan's collection."

From the LP:
Bass: Donny King
Drums: Chester Vaughn
Lead guitar: Randy Cornor
Piano: Bruce Ewen - James Lowery
Rhythm Guitar: Mickey Moody
Steel Guitar: Mickey Moody - Fred Heine
Harpsichord: Bruce Ewen

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Freddy Fender: If You're Ever in Texas (1976)

ABC Records DOSD-2061

According to wikipedia, "Living It Down" hit #2 on the US Country chart, and it appears on the CD The Millennium Collection: Best Of Freddy Fender. The rest of this LP, however, is not on CD.

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in good shape, part of a haul of four Freddy Fender LPs.

It's All In The Game

Just One Time

What A Difference A Day Made

San Antonio Lady