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Format: CD
Sku: 63962939
UPC: 089408362323
UPC 14: 00089408362323
Release Date: 3/22/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. el Burro Song, The ~ Los Super Seven
2. Cupido ~ Los Super Seven
3. Talk to Me ~ Los Super Seven
4. I'm Not That Kat (Anymore) ~ Los Super Seven
5. My Window Faces the South ~ Los Super Seven
6. Let Her Dance ~ Los Super Seven
7. Learning the Game ~ Los Super Seven
8. Song of Everything, The ~ Los Super Seven
9. Ojitos Traidores ~ Los Super Seven
10. I Live the Life I Love ~ Los Super Seven
11. Heard It on the X ~ Los Super Seven
12. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean ~ Los Super Seven
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Los Super Seven: Flaco Jim?nez, Freddy Fender, Joe Ely, Raul Malo, Rick Trevino, Rub?n Ramos (vocals).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (vocals, electric guitar); Delbert McClinton, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell (vocals); Calexico.
Muze PNote HEARD IT ON THE X is something of a tribute record (in spirit, at least) to the border radio stations of Mexico and Texas in the 1950s and '60s. These famed stations, whose broadcasts reached far into the United States, thanks to their 500,000-watt transmitters, played a mixture of mariachi, rock, blues, and country, that is justly celebrated here by Los Super Seven. A loose amalgam of roots-rock musicians assembled by manager/producer Dan Goodman, this incarnation of Los Super Seven features members of Calexico and ace session hands like Charlie Sexton, along with a battery of Texas musicians, including Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, Raul Malo, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
Muze PNote The album plays like a roots primer, spinning through traditional country blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"), classic mariachi ("Cupido"), and '50s rock & roll balladry ("Talk to Me"). The disc even includes a ZZ Top cover--the song, also a nod to border radio, gives the project its title. The wide-ranging tracks all fit together perfectly, amounting to a fascinating case study on the musical melting pot of the American Southwest.

Producer: Rick Clark; Dan Goodman; Charlie Sexton

Engineer: Dave McNair

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Muze Guest Artist Rodney Crowell
Muze Guest Artist John Hiatt
Muze Guest Artist Lyle Lovett
Muze Guest Artist Delbert McClinton
Muze Guest Artist Calexico

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/22/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CD 83623
Music Label Name Label : Telarc Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00089408362323

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.72)
- "The pileup of country, norte¤o and R&B that is Texas music would not exist without border radio."

Uncut (p.108)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "Here country, soul and blues get a mariachi flavoring and everything rocks fabulously."

Dirty Linen (p.45)
- "Banjo player Gregory Liszt is a crisply precise picker who seems to draw inspiration from every banjo innovator from Earl Scruggs to Bela Fleck."

Living Blues (p.60)
- "The music is eclectic - highlights include Ely doing a Bobby Fuller song, John Hiatt doing one by Sir Doug, Rodney Crowell doing a Buddy Holly, and Lyle Lovett doing a Bob Wills..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.64)
- Ranked #4 in Mojo's "2005 Americana Albums Of The Year."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Los Super Seven
Product attributeLabel:   Telarc International Corp.
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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