Who would have thought that this little hippie folk album would make such a big impact in Argentine music and lead to much better things? This album was written by a duo of youngsters, Nito Mestre and Charly Garcia, who grew rapidly into a top notch songwriter. Vida was a big hit in Argentina, carrying a group of easy and charming fireside tunes with a great sense of melody.
In 1979 “Vivencia” gave birth, always for the CBS label (Today Sony) the long duration “Azules De Otoño”, where they stand out songs like “Con Un Niño En Nuestros Cuerpos”, “Gira La Vida” or “Sonrisas Que Alimentar” .
Most musicians when asked to give a list of their favorite composers will usually have at the top, or near the top of the list George Gershwin. They feel that Gershwin wrote in such a fashion that it gives them the most room for improvisation. You will always find that when people are asked to do albums of various composers, invariably Gershwin is on the list. Buddy DeFranco has recorded many albums for me and for two years has been insisting that he be allowed to do a Gershwin album, and this is it…
The first six selections on this CD are from a long-out-of-print LP featuring the brilliant clarinetist Buddy DeFranco with the Oscar Peterson Quartet (Peterson's trio plus drummer Louie Bellson). While the six selections are all standards, DeFranco and Peterson produce plenty of fireworks with the majority of the numbers being taken up-tempo. DeFranco sounds flawless on clarinet, making it sound so easy to play lightning-fast runs; few other clarinetists have ever come close. Recommended.
Initially panned by both the public and the press, Serú girán gradually won the Argentine people and became a historic album and the beginning of Serú Girán, the Argentine Beatles!….
El Valle Interior is the third and last studio album of Argentine rock band Almendra and the thirteenth with decisive participation of Luis Alberto Spinetta.
“This album titled “4to LP” by León Gieco.
But, Who is this singer? First, is Argentine and his the country-rock style. Somewhere I read that is the “Bob Dylan of South America”. If I could make a comparison would be with Neil Young (Band’s instrumentation, guitar, harmonica, etc).
What I like about Gieco? His voice, completely outside to the model of most Argentine groups and soloists, as Luis A. Spinetta and Charly García, model to follow.
This LP, in my opinion, is the highlight of the Gieco’s discography. I bought it for the song “Solo le pido a Dios (I only ask to God)” and a part taken from a recital in which appears the beautiful ballad “Canción de amor para Francisca”.