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Son De Madera / Son De Mi Tierra
Album:Son De Mi Tierra Collection:World
Artist:Son De Madera Added:07/2009

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-26 Pull Date:2009-09-27 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:6 Sep30 Aug23 Aug9 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 01, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
Cascabel (Jingle Bell/Rattlesnake)
4.Aug 21, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Las Poblanas (The Women From Puebla)
2.Aug 26, 2009:Relaxing World Music
Las Poblanas (The Women From Puebla)
5.Aug 18, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
Las Poblanas (The Women From Puebla)
3.Aug 25, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
Jarabe Loco (Crazy Dance)
6.Aug 07, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Cascabel (Jingle Bell/Rattlesnake)

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-26 
SON DE MADERA: Son de Mi Tierra
Smithsonian Folkways, 2009

MEXICO – Lively, proud son jarocho from Veracruz, a guitar-heavy traditional form in that has had several resurgences over the past century. Most tracks are in rolling 6/8 time with forceful (almost shouted) duo vocals and delicately picked instrumental solos. But while the songs mostly follow the same general script, there’s actually a lot of variety here. This is excellent stuff!

* * * * * | Try any track! Fo’s Picks: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12

1. 5:46 – churning guitar rhythm
2. 3:42 – happy, skips lightly
3. 3:10 – loud vox, freewheeling
4. 1:37 – harpsichord! a gentle sway
5. 6:22 – strong harp, great vocals!
6. 5:03 – rolling, with harmonica
7. 2:55 – musical flair & big vocals
8. 3:52 – a flowing, sexy fandango
9. 3:59 – gliding, welcoming sound
10. 2:45 – you already know this one
11. 5:17 – harpsichord & harmonica!
12. 4:01 – nifty sound, tricky playing
13. 3:33 – lovely solo guitarra

[ Fo ] 07/26/09

Track Listing
1.Las Poblanas (The Women From Puebla) 7.Pájaro Carpintero (Woodpecker)
2.La Totolita (The Little Turkey) 8.Petenera
3.Torito Abajeño (The Little Lowland Bull) 9.Siquisirí
4.Los Villanos (The Villagers) 10.La Bamba
5.Cascabel (Jingle Bell/Rattlesnake) 11.Buscapies
6.Jarabe Loco (Crazy Dance) 12.Toro Zacamandú (Zacamandú Bull)
 13.Trompito (Little Top)