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El Descendiente

August 20, 2016

Sister and brother Yaxeni and Ricardo Rivera, the Houston-based Los Luzeros de Rioverde, denounce deportation and call for immigration reform in the song “El Descendiente.” Ricardo (6 years old in the video) sings and plays the bajo sexto, and his 9-year-old sister Yaxeni harmonizes and plays button accordion.

The band is named after Rioverde in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, where the kids’ father Ricardo was born (the kids were born Texans).

“Sometimes I feel sad because children are separated from their parents and I do not want that to happen,” Yaxeni told Efe, “it’s something we want to change and with the song we mean we are proud that our parents were undocumented and we are their descendants.” The song, based on their Dad’s idea, was written by Leo Olmos.

There’s a nice video of the tune by Miguel Godinez:

 

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New Olympic Sport

August 18, 2016

New Olympic Sport
Let’s face it, not every sport in the Olympics has the excitement of race walking or horse dancing. There’s definitely room for something new at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Here it is:
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I Fall in Love Too Easily

August 14, 2016

“I Fall in Love Too Easily,” written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn in 1944, is now a jazz standard. Recorded in 1963 by Miles Davis (trumpet) with Victor Feldman (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Frank Butler (drums).

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Queen of Hearts

August 14, 2016

“Queen of Hearts,” written by Hank DeVito, performed here by Dave Edmunds.

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Umdali Wami

August 14, 2016

“Umdali Wami,” by the Soul Brothers.  Moses Ngwenya is on keyboards; David Masondo leads the vocals.

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Long Hard Fall

August 14, 2016

“Long Hard Fall,” written by Rebecca Lovell, and recorded by her with her sister Megan as the duo Larkin Poe. Rebecca Lovell (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Megan Lovell (vocals, dobro), Daniel Kimbro (bass), Mike Seal (guitar), Chad Melton (drums). Video directed by Hallgrim Haug.

Larkin Poe website

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St. Thomas

August 14, 2016

St. Thomas,” written and performed by Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), with Kenny Drew (piano), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (bass), and Albert “Tootie” Heath (drums).

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Night Time Is the Right Time

August 13, 2016

“Night Time Is the Right Time,” a composition credited to Napoleon Brown, Ozzie Cadena, and Lew Herman, recorded by Ray Charles (piano, organ, vocals) in 1958, with backup vocals by the Raelettes (Darlene McCrea, Mary Ann Fisher, Margie Hendricks, Patricia Lyles, and Gwendolyn Berry).  Marcus Belgrave and John Hunt (trumpet), David Newman (tenor saxophone), Bennie Crawford (baritone saxophone), Edgar Willis (bass), Teagle Fleming (drums).

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Popozuda Rock’n’Roll

August 13, 2016

“Popozuda Rock’n’Roll (Big Ass Rock n Roll),” by DeFalla, 2000. The Brazilian rock group was named after composer Manuel de Falla.

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Cry, Cry, Cry

August 13, 2016

“Cry, Cry, Cry,” written by Johnny Cash, performed by Marty Stuart with W.S. “Fluke” Holland on drums and Roy Huskey, Jr. on bass.

Marty Stuart website

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