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Format: CD
Sku: 207942634
UPC: 045778684021
UPC 14: 00045778684021
Release Date: 5/6/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Windows of Dreams ~ Ersi Arvizu
2. Arbol, El ~ Ersi Arvizu
3. En el Tambo ~ Ersi Arvizu
4. Mi India ~ Ersi Arvizu
5. Sin Tu Querer ~ Ersi Arvizu
6. Friend For Life ~ Ersi Arvizu
7. In the Closet ~ Ersi Arvizu
8. Soledad (Ya No Puede Ser) ~ Ersi Arvizu
9. Angel de Mil Voces ~ Ersi Arvizu
10. Mil Besos ~ Ersi Arvizu
11. Cruisin' to the Hop ~ Ersi Arvizu
12. Dichoso ~ Ersi Arvizu

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Ersi Arvizu (vocals); Joey Navarro (vocals, piano); Jacob Garcia, Mary Arvizu, Rosella Arvizu, Bill Mondragon, Juliette Commagere (vocals); Ry Cooder (guitar, bass guitar); Mickey Lespron, Ram¢n Stagnaro (guitar); Justo Almario, Scott Martin (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Steve Douglas & the Rebel Rousers, Javier Vergara, Brandon Fields (tenor saxophone); Robert Anthony Jr. Gil (baritone saxophone); Ron Blake , Harry Kim, Jos? "Perico" Hern ndez, Ramon Flores (trumpet); Francisco Torres, Arturo Velasco, Eric Jorgensen (trombone); Chris Barron , Van Dyke Parks (piano); Jim Keltner, Joachim Cooder (drums); Johnny Sandoval, Miguel Cruz (congas).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Martin Pradler.
Muze PNote Photographer: Estevan Oriol.
Muze PNote An intimate, moving autobiography set to music, FRIEND FOR LIFE relates the life and times of former El Chicano singer, amateur boxer, and all-around survivor, Ersi Arvizu. Her solo debut, FRIEND FOR LIFE, came to be after Ry Cooder cast Arvizu as the authentic East L.A. chanteuse on his CHAVEZ RAVINE album. Finding her stride as a vocalist again during those sessions, Arvizu tapped Cooder to produce FRIEND FOR LIFE and surrounded herself with family (her sisters contribute backing vocals on "Angel de Mil Voces" and "El Arbol") and friends (such as El Chicano co-founder Mickey Lespron) to help tell her story in song. In a compelling milieu of Latin, R & B, and jazz grooves, Arvizu bobs and weaves her way through sweeping torchsongs ("Mi India"), funk rave-ups ("Windows of Dreams"), and adult contemporary pop ("Friend for Life") with the lone consistency being her voice: real, weathered, and as devastating as a right hook.

Producer: Ry Cooder

Engineer: Martin Pradler

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/06/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 86840
Music Label Name Label : Anti
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 : 00045778684021

Professional Reviews

Vibe (p.66)
- "[T]he blazing autobiographical opener 'Windows Of Dreams' ensures divine immortality."

Dirty Linen (p.58)
- "[A] very personal, yet danceable recording, alternating between selections sung in English and Spanish, that showcase Arvizu's sensuous, slightly gravelly voice."

Global Rhythm (Publication)
- "[S]he lingers on words, wringing every ounce of emotion out of a lyric before moving on....This is an unassuming album made with a startling honesty..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Arvizu,Ersi
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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