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Los Super Seven

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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 750422

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    A portion of the proceeds from sales of this album will go to the National Council of La Raza, a non-profit organization established to improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
    Los Super Seven: David Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, drums, bass, percussion, requinto, hidalguera); Rick Trevino, Joe Ely (vocals, guitar); Flaco Jimenez (vocals, accordion); Cesar Rosas (vocals, six-string bass, guitar, guitarron, jarana); Freddy Fender (vocals, acoustic bass); Ruben Ramos (vocals).
    Additional personnel: Joel Guzman (vocals, percussion, accordion, piano, organ, background vocals); Doug Sahm (vocals); Campanas De America (violin, trumpet, jarana, guitarron, background vocals); Megan Levin (harp); Ricardo Ramirez (acoustic bass); Max Baca (four & six string basses, drums, background vocals); Gilbert Isais (electric bass); Sarah Fox (background vocals).
    Recorded at Cedar Creek Recording, Austin, Texas. Includes liner notes by John Sayles.
    LOS SUPER SEVEN won the 1999 Grammy for Best Mexican-American Music Performance and was nominated for Best Recording Package.
    While they have only the considerable talents of the Texas Tornadoes (with whom they share two members) for competition, Los Super Seven make a persuasive case for themselves as the ultimate Tex-Mex supergroup. Texas Tornadoes/solo artists Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez are joined by Texan country singers Joe Ely and Rick Trevino, Los Lobos masterminds David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas and vocalist Ruben Ramos for a tribute to their collective musical roots. Though there are some original compositions here, the focus is on Tex-Mex musical traditions, and tunes penned by Jimenez and Hidalgo sound perfectly at home next to traditional folk songs. An album full of acoustic folk songs sung in Spanish by a group of (relative) cult artists is unlikely to become a national sensation, but LOS SUPER SEVEN is assured a place as a national treasure.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (10/15/98, p.131) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...folked-up, unplugged Tex-Mex for the NPR set....But the music is seriously presented and, especially in strong vocal numbers from Hidalgo...and often bewitching."
    Entertainment Weekly (9/18/98, p.89) - "...While the material may be unfamiliar to the participants' Anglo fans, the language barrier can't disguise the dignity and passion of [these] tunes..." - Rating: B+
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