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Canciones de Mi Padre

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Released  November 24, 1987
Length  42:57
Release date  24 November 1987
Recorded  1987
Artist  Linda Ronstadt
Producer  Peter Asher
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Label  Elektra/Asylum Records, Rhino
Canciones De Mi Padre (1987)  Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind (1989)
Genres  Mariachi, Pop music, Music of Latin America
Awards  Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Similar  Linda Ronstadt albums, Mariachi albums, Other albums

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Canciones De Mi Padre (Spanish for "Songs of My Father", or "My Father's Songs") is American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt's first album of Mexican traditional Mariachi music.

Contents

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History

The album was released in late 1987 and immediately became a global smash hit. At 2½ million US sales, it stands as the biggest selling non-English language album in American record history. This album has been RIAA certified Double-Platinum (for over 2 million US copies sold) and also won Ronstadt the Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album at the 31st Grammy Awards.

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 for Ronstadt's deceased 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 the late Mexican singer Lola Beltrán 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. Follow-up albums include Mas Canciones, Frenesí, and the Rhino Records compilation Mi Jardin Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas, which collects songs from the previous three Spanish-language albums. Las |Canciones de mi Padre, also is the only recording production in the world that used the 3 best Mariachi bands in the world: Mariachi Vargas,Mariachi Los Camperos and Mariachi Sol de Mexico. As of 2012, Canciones de Mi Padre had sold nearly 10 million copies worldwide.

Personnel

  • Linda Ronstadt – vocals
  • Michael J. Ronstadt – vocals
  • Danny Valdez – vocals, guitar
  • Gilberto Puente – guitar
  • Jorge Lopez – guitar
  • Samuel Gutierrez– guitar
  • Felipe Perez – violin
  • Antonio Ramos – violin
  • Salvador Torres – violin
  • Steve Fowler – flute
  • Ron Kalina – harmonica
  • Juan Gudiño - Trumpet
  • Ignacio N Gomez – Trumpet
  • Jim Self – tuba
  • Larry Bunker – percussion
  • Pedro Rey - Vocals w/Linda Ronstadt
  • Pedro Rey Jr. - Vocals
  • Production

  • Peter Asher - Producer
  • Ruben Fuentes - Producer
  • Edd Kolakowski - Assistant producer
  • Shawn Murphy - Recording and Mixing Engineer
  • Sharon Rice - Assistant engineer
  • Dwayne Seykora - Assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax - Mastering engineer
  • John Kosh - Design and art direction
  • Bob Blakeman - Photography
  • Gilbert Ronstadt - Back cover painting
  • J.Roy Helland - Make-up and hair
  • Manuel - Wardrobe design
  • Janet Stark - Assistant to Miss Ronstadt
  • Songs

    1Por un Amor3:00
    2Los Laureles2:25
    3Hay Unos Ojos2:45

    References

    Canciones de Mi Padre Wikipedia


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