Given the backwoods surrealism and shifting musical textures of most of his work, Jim White is not a guy who often comes off as playful or joyous, but those are two words that easily describe White's collaboration with the Athens, Georgia roots band the Packway Handle Band, 2014's Take It Like a Man. White and the Packway Handle Band are mutual admirers, and when White stepped in to produce an album for the group, he brought along a set of bluegrass-influenced tunes he'd written. The project turned into a co-starring effort, and the meet-up brings out the best in all parties concerned.
Maria de los Angeles de las Heras Ortiz (Madrid, 1944-2006), alias 'Rocio Durcal', brings Latin music and particularly the 'bolero'. The exponent female singer of Mexican 'ranchera' song in the world, she was called the 'Queen of the Rancheras', went on to sell over 100 million records between approximately fifty have been published about Rocío. This album was released initially in analog format in 1985 under the title 'Sings the romantic of Juan Gabriel' and subsequently digitized in 1990 with this title of 'Boleros'.
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