Chieftans, The & Ry Cooder / San Patricio
Album: San Patricio   Collection:World
Artist: Chieftans, The & Ry Cooder   Added:Mar 2010
Label: Heart Music, Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-03-14 Pull Date: 2010-05-16 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 21
Airplays: 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2022: Traditions
The Sands Of Mexico
4. Aug 09, 2012: It's Bollywood
La Iguana
2. Oct 21, 2014: Eclectic Erudition - Fall 2014, week 04 -some C's and Ds
Cancion Mixteca, Cancion Mixteca (Intro)
5. Mar 17, 2011: It's Bollywood
La Iguana
3. Dec 06, 2012: The Doldrummer
El Caballo
6. Dec 31, 2010: Spherical Sounds
Luz De Luna

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-03-13
Multi-Grammy winners The Chieftans and Ry Cooder team up with guests like Lila Downs and Linda Rondstadt. Combining the music of Ireland and Mexico in a tribute to the little-known San Patricio Battalion, a group of Irish immigrants who deserted from the US Army to fight for Mexico in the Mexican-American War. This is outstanding. Play it all!

1. Bouncy ranchera w/hot vocals & Irish pipes. So cool!
2. Upbeat whistle and percussion in a warm multi-cultural dance.
3. Sweet ballad, husky fem vox. Harp, vocal harmonies. Beautiful.
4. Starts mid, picks up. A warm and bright instrumental.
5. Instantly fast and fiery. Great vocals, oom-pah & Ireland.
6. Bagpipes, fiddles, whistles. Stately & elegant but warm.
7. Male vox, strings, slow. Blend of Ireland & US folk.
8. An Irish seafaring song, mid/upbeat instrumental. Sweet.
9. Fast and stomping mariachi w/soaring vox & wicked energy.
10. Martial pipes, narration by Liam Neeson. Drums, fife, marching.
11. Sweet and sad lament for the dead w/gorgeous fem vocals/pipes
12. Bright strings, a light cancion w/hoarse & passionate male vox.
13. Mariachi ode to Pancho Villa bouncy, toe-tapping.
14. Guitar, piano, accordion intro to #15. Slow and sad.
15. Big, midtempo Mexican waltz w/Irish accents.
16. Beautiful a capella voices, slow & moving. Then a pipe drone.
17. Fast, fast folk dance. Energy for days & great vocals. Yow!
18. Harp, guitar, whistles, lead fem vox, male chorus. Upbeat.
19. Upbeat Irish dance then a spirited Mexican dance & back.

Track Listing
1. La Iguana   10. March To Battle
2. La Golodrina   11. Lullaby For The Dead
3. A La Orilla De Un Palmar   12. Luz De Luna
4. Danza De Concheros   13. Persecucion De Villa
5. El Chivo   14. Cancion Mixteca (Intro)
6. San Campio   15. Cancion Mixteca
7. The Sands Of Mexico   16. Ojitos Negros
8. Sailing To Mexico   17. El Ralampago
9. El Caballo   18. El Pajaro Cu
  19. Finale