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Retrospective CD (2006)

Artist: Tish Hinojosa

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Strong multi-label compilation of Mexican-flavor

by redtunictroll@hotmail.com on 5/19/2006

The topography of Hinojosa's personal travels is neatly reflected in her artistic associations, making this multi-label collection both a geographic and professional travelogue. Born in San Antonio, Hinojosa developed a musical language that was equally influenced by the surrounding Texas hill country's music as by the sounds of her parent's native Mexico. Her relocations to Taos (where she worked with Michael Martin Murphey), Nashville and back to Taos resulted in the independently released 1988 debut, “Taos to Tennessee,” and reissued commercially by Watermelon in 1992. Its songs are graceful and filled with the folk romance of the West; the easiness with which she moved from English to Spanish, covering both in her version of Irving Berlin's “Always,” was an early sign of her career's individual melting pot of influences. A one-album stint with A&M resulted in 1989's “Homeland,” unfortunately, it is not sampled here. Her association with Rounder began the following year with the critically lauded “Culture Swing,” represented here by one of the album's country-styled tracks, “Drifter's Wind,” on which Hinojosa's high voice sounds a bit like Rosie Flores. She'd continue to travel back and forth between labels and styles, dropping the Spanish live recording “Aquella Noche” and English/Spanish Christmas album “Memorabilia Navidena” for Watermelon, the more mainstream “Destiny's Gate” and “Dreaming From the Labyrinth” for Warner Brothers, and several special projects for Rounder. Hinojosa's latest for Rounder, 2000's “Sign of Truth,” is represented here by a pair of tracks that are the least rootsy of the bunch. The generous 18 tracks are sequenced for musical continuity, rather than chronology, making this a surprisingly organic compilation of material drawn from over a dozen years of recording. This disc is an excellent place to start one's appreciation of Hinojosa's career. [©2006 redtunictroll at hotmail dot com]

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Since 1988, singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa has been part of the vibrant Austin music scene. She has drawn numerous critical accolades for her borderless approach to music, blending Mexican folk and country music with a modern singer/songwriter sensibility and touches of pop.

Tish Hinojosa has recorded more than a dozen albums, winning numerous awards in the process (Indie award for folk album of the year, The Las Primeras award, and Fox Television Bravo Honors for Spanish language album). This is her first multi-label (Warner Bros., Rounder, Watermelon) career Retrospective covering songs from many of those acclaimed albums.

Many of the songs featured in this collection are sung in both Spanish and English, perfectly blending the two languages.

Her music is widely played on radio stations across the country, and she has earned a loyal fan base drawing large crowds to her live performances.

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Label Varese Sarabande
SKU 202459726
UPC 030206672725
UPC 14 00030206672725
Format CD
Release Date 4/11/2006
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Author Tish Hinojosa
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Featuring Tish Hinojosa
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Tish HinojosaTish Hinojosa (born December 6, 1955 San Antonio, Texas) is a folksinger recording in both Spanish and English. Hinojosa was the youngest of 13 children.
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Artist Hinojosa,Tish
Music Format Compact Disc

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