Los Pinguinos Del Norte / Corridos De La Frontera
Album: Corridos De La Frontera   Collection:World
Artist:Los Pinguinos Del Norte   Added:Oct 2005
Label:Arhoolie Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-11-06 Pull Date: 2006-01-08 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 8 Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 20 Nov 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 09, 2015: Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
El Desesperado
4. Dec 13, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
Mexico Americano
2. Apr 01, 2011: Lester's Dinner Show
Un Chavo De La Paloma
5. Dec 09, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum
Mexico Americano
3. Jan 03, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian - J-Pop
El Contrabando De El Paso
6. Nov 29, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
Mexico Americano

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-11-02
How can you not love a band called “The Penguins of the North?” This band from Piedras Negreas, Coahuila, has been around for 50 years and play rural corridos (story songs). It’s music for the laborers and farm workers and has a rough, unpolished quality that makes it more about “life” and less about “music.” Serious subject matter (read the notes) that also sounds kind of bouncy. Very cool stuff. Guitars, accordion, and vocals, with an especially nasally lead singer that adds a cool/odd touch.

*1. Relaxed and lightly bouncy. A good intro to the music.
2. Midtempo w/nice accordion accents and a catchy melody.
3. Spoken word, another nice midtempo track.
*4. A bit more upbeat w/nice blend of vox/strings/accordion.
5. Nicely soaring vocal bits, a lazy song about a shoot-out.
*6. A lightly bouncy song of smugglers going to jail.
7. Two brothers fight over a woman. A midtempo tragedy ensues.
*8. Happy, toe-tapping song of being Mexican-American.
9. Extra nasally vocals in a waltz about an execution.
10. Good vocal harmonies & accordion. Midtempo.
11. Lazy corridos ballad.
12. Midtempo waltz about gangs & drugs. Sorta catchy.
*13. Another smuggling deal gone wrong. Midtempo.
14. Smuggling tequila can get you killed. Down/midtempo.

Track Listing
1. El Desesperado   8. Mexico Americano
2. Gregorio Cortez   9. Luz Arcos
3. Benjamin Argumedo   10. El Contrabandista
4. Yo Soy Norteno   11. Corrido De Pablo Varela
5. Jacinto Trevino   12. Un Chavo De La Paloma
6. El Contrabando De El Paso   13. Carga Blanca
7. Los Dos Hermanos   14. Los Tequileros