Linda Ronstadt - Canciones de Mi Padre: A Romantic Evening in Old Mexico
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In reading reviews about Linda Ronstadt's work I am always surprised when people try to lock her into one era or style. Nowadays when its said a recording artist has reinvented themself.. it usually means they have colored their hair or changed their clothing.
With Linda Ronstadt you hear not only her talent but her attention to style and detail. Her phrasing and delivery are so authentic you would think she was from another time or place. What an intelligent and fascinating musical career this woman has had (and has)!!! Her talent and continuous commitment to craft inspires and humbles the rest.
This is superb with a first-rate ensemble in front of impressive decorative changing sets and includes entertainer Danny Valdez, Mexico's premier marchiachis, Marchiachi Vargas De Tecalitlan, Gilberto Puente and the fabulous Ballet Folklorico de La Fonda. Linda also gets help from several family members to pull this off.
Filmed live in Los Angeles in 1992?, this spectacular evening features a mixture of love ballads, rancheras, and a most enjoying segment that features ballads from the revolutionary period "El Cascabel", "La Rielera", "El Adios Del Soldado".
"Dos Arbolitos", a beautiful ballad about two trees that grew on the ranch and are symbolic of companionship and everlasting love. While Linda sings, a man and woman slowly dance with such embracing emotion. "Los Laureles" features the jubilant dancers sashaying in their fine costumes. And two of my favorite ballads have to be "Ballad of Cananea", a song from the revolutionary war and the drinking song "Y Andale." Linda duets with her cousin.
Linda not only can sing well, she performs in some musical dancing numbers that include the popular hat dance, "El Jarabe Tapatio". I was fortunate to see this performance live in Denver, CO and the treat was to have it in videotape. The tape is 70 minutes.
Other songs "Por Un Amor", "La Cigarra", "La Barca de Guaymas", "Amorcito Corazon", "El Gusto", "El Caballito", "El Sol Que Tu Eres", "El Crucifijo de Piedra", La Charreada", Cancion Mixteca", "Volver, Volver".Read more ›
This is a MUST for all Mexicans, and a MUST for all the persons who love and enjoy our music as well. Keep up the good work Linda, we'll be waiting patiently for your next Mexican music project. I love all your work, but because of my heritage this one along with the albums "Mas Canciones" and "Frenesi" really made my blood reach the boiling point.
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Extremely happy with this. I had seen it when it aired on television. I bought the DVD several years ago and gave it to a friends mother after she borrowed it. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Esmeray
Great Mexican music with Linda Ronstadt. Great show. Recommended.Published 24 days ago by A. Blankenship
Love Linda, and remember this special when Live on PBS ! Great to be able to see again !Published 8 months ago by RetiredRita
Amazing concert....a must have. I only wish "What's New" concert with Nelson Riddle Orchestra was available on DVD instead of VHS. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sisco Muniz
Don't buy! Mine didn't even play one note let alone a song!!!Published 10 months ago by BARBARA VASQUEZ
This is a great concert. I took it to the nursing home where I work and they loved it too.Published 14 months ago by Vivian Jane Whitfield
Beautifully performed. I really, really enjoyed it. But somebody else love it too, because I lost it.Published 14 months ago by Carmen Paez
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