Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys (2003)

Los Lonely Boys is one those groups of musicians who make up the rules as they go along. They meld the rhythms of salsa with pop music, and even some country, to bridge cultures and create their own unique sound. This live performance captures the group’s style perfectly; they take their music seriously; but never lose sight of the real goal, which is to make good music while enjoying them-selves.

I wanted to post the Spanish language version of this song, but it is not available on You Tube. On their first album they did a double sided disc, with DVD performances on the reverse side. Every song sung in English was so much better when captured in Spanish. Even without knowing all of the words, the melody is carefully nuanced, and the message of the song is never lost.

I’m taking a day off today; well actually not if I’m posting this. I just mean that today is a day to enjoy the early spring weather with a good book outside. The music is an added bonus. Have a great Thursday if you are reading this, and I will see you here tomorrow. 

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