Canciones de mi Padre

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1 Por un Amor 3:02 2,327
2 Los Laureles 2:29 2,370
3 Hay Unos Ojos 2:47 1,732
4 La Cigarra 3:49 1,856
5 Tú Sólo Tú 3:12 674
6 Y Andale 2:37 1,685
7 Rogaciano el Huapanguero 3:07 1,219
8 La Charreada 3:43 1,916
9 Dos Arbolitos 2:36 1,549
10 Corrido de Cananea 3:27 1,094
11 La Barca de Guaymas 3:25 1,252
12 La Calandria 3:03 1,295
13 El Sol Que Tú Eres 2:59 813
La Charreada (The Charreada) 3:44 307
La Cigarra (The Cicada) 3:48 330
Rogaciano El Huapanguero (Rogiciano) 3:05 100
Hay Unos Ojos (There are some eyes) 2:47 142
Y Andale (Get on with it) 2:38 334
Tu Solo Tu (You only you) 3:12 327
Los Laureles (The Laurels) (LP Version) 2:30 43
Por Un Amor (For a love) 3:00 525
El Sol Que Tu Eres (The Sun That You Are) (LP Version) 2:58 24
La Calandria (The Lark) (LP Version) 3:04 21
La Barca De Guaymas (The Boat From Guaymas) (LP Version) 3:25 24
Corrido DeCanenea (Ballad of Cananea) (LP Version) 3:28 25
Dos Arbolitos (Two Little Trees) (LP Version) 2:36 26

About this album

Canciones De Mi Padre (Spanish for “Songs Of My Father,” or “My Father’s Songs”) was American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt’s first album of Mexican traditional Mariachi music.

The album was released in late 1987 and quickly became a smash hit. It stands as the biggest selling non-English language album in American record history. The album has been RIAA certified Double-Platinum (for over 2 million US copies sold) and also won Ronstadt the Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance. To date, it has sold nearly 10 million copies worldwide.

These canciones were a big part of Ronstadt’s family tradition and musical roots. The title Canciones De Mi Padre refers to a booklet that the University of Arizona published in 1946 by Ronstadt’s aunt, Luisa Espinel who had been an international singer in the 1920s. The songs come from Sonora and Ronstadt included her favorites on the album. Also, Ronstadt has credited Mexican singer Lola Beltran as an influence in her own singing style, and she recalls how a frequent guest to the Ronstadt home, Eduardo “Lalo” Guerrero, father of Chicano music, would often serenade her as child with these songs.

In the accompanying printed material, each song’s Spanish lyrics were paired with an English translation and a discussion of the song’s background or its significance for Ronstadt(omitted on the CD). Rubén Fuentes served as musical director/bandleader.

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  • ldrmo

    Me gusta mucho

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • WILL3675

    some one please load this album on last fm cant find it any were

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Pamenmx

    Este disco me lo mostró mi padre, me gusta la dirección de su voz, que aunque perdida, sabe hallar caminos, por muy raro que suene.

    5 Dec 2009 Reply

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