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Sueños

"Hollywood Girl and More Chicano Soul" Sueños is a Sacramento-based band formed in 1979 whose style is a mix of r&b, funk, and Latin.  They sing and record in English and Spanish and have described their music as Chicano Soul and Latin.  The CD has some uptempo songs and several ballads for which they are best known according to their website.  Many of the songs have a horn section and some feature some nice three part harmony.  This band has some good musicians and the vocals are tight.  Also available is their new CD single called "Let's Celebrate."  It has three versions of the title track, the last being a karaoke version.  For more information on the band and how to order their music visit www.suenosband.com.


"Hollywood Girl"
Sueños (2006)

 


"Let's Celebrate"
Sueños (2006)

 


Ray Cepeda

"Angels Over Avalon & Aztlán" Bay area singer/songwriter/guitarist Ray Cepeda gives us a collection of songs that contain Latin, Latin rock, and Latin jazz elements.  Cepeda wrote six of the nine songs on the CD, some are in Spanish and others in English, plus an instrumental.  He does a great job of Latinizing rock classics "Green Eyed Lady" and "Undone," the latter track being my favorite.  Ray is backed by some top notch musicians including Buzzy Linhart and the legendary Jose "Chepito" Arias of Santana fame.  This and other of his recordings are available at cdbaby, amazon.com, and other on line sites.  For more information on Ray Cepeda, click here to visit his website.


"Angels Over Avalon & Aztlán"
Ray Cepeda (2008)

 


 

"Que de Aquellas" is a collection of Mexican songs from the era of World War II recorded live with a narration by Luis Valdez that ties it all together.  The album is executive produced by Art Brambila and co-produced by Steve Salas and David Salas.


"Que de Aquellas"
Various (2015)

 


L-Rey

"The Open Door" is the latest CD by L-Rey, featuring Martin Cantu, former lead vocalist of Malo in the 90s.  Martin Cantu is a first rate vocalist with a high range and soulful style whose music has been devoted to Christianity since his spiritual awakening in the late 90s.  The songs were all co-written by Cantu and range in style from Latin to rock and r&b.  The song "Hold Me" from "The Open Door" has placed #2 on A/C Christian radio charts.  His previous CD in 2008, "All Around," features "Jesus Cristo," a Christian version of Malo's classic hit "Suavecito," with some current and past members of Malo providing the backing.  Original Malo horn man Roy Murray reprises his classic valve trombone intro, along with some flute and trumpet flourishes on the recording.  For more info on Martin Cantu and L-Rey, visit lreymusic.com.  Click here to view a video of "Jesus Cristo."  Click for a video of Martin singing with Malo.  Click here for info on "La Mission," a movie in which Martin here Cantu appears with Benjamin Bratt.  Click here  for a video of Martin's testimony to Joyce Meyer.


"The Open Door"
L-Rey (2009)

 



 

Breath, Spirit & Life

"Flame On"- Rich Spremich, original founding drummer of Malo, garnered international success with Malo with hits such as “Suavecito” and “Nena”.  Now, Rich Spremich introduces another powerful band called Breath, Spirit & Life, an evangelistic, “New Wine Ministry.”  Formerly, The Damascus Experience, Breath, Spirit, & Life explodes onto the music scene with their first release from Prince of Peace Records, “Flame On,” which was recorded at Velasquez Music Productions in San Antonio, Texas.  All songs were written by Rich Spremich, inspired by the Holy Spirit and brought to life by lead vocalists, Tony Martinez and Kimberlee M. Leber.  The entire album, “Flame On”, was engineered, mixed and mastered by eight time Grammy Award winner, Gilbert Velasquez.  The album was produced by both Rich Spremich and Gilbert Velasquez.  “Flame On” is a blend of worship songs with Christ-centered lyrics and instrumentals.  Previously, as The Damascus Experience, their album,“Sword of the Spirit”, was nominated for En-Sound Radio Independent Album of the Year in 2008 (3rd Place).  The Damascus Experience received radio play in southern gospel, gospel, smooth jazz, contemporary Christian, and praise & worship markets.  Renamed as Breath, Spirit & Life, the band’s release, “Tremble” successfully achieved radio airplay in five different Christian and secular markets.  Recordings of both The Damascus Experience and Breath, Spirit & Life can be purchased online.  Breath, Spirit & Life has four songs currently available on i-Tunes.  Their new single, “Yeshua,” from  “Flame On”, is now available.  The song is in the style and spirit of "Suavecito," with a Latin smooth groove.  As on "Jesus Cristo" by L-Rey reviewed above, Roy Murray plays trumpet on the intro of "Yeshua," playing in the style of his original part on "Suavecito" by Malo.  To hear "Yeshua" and for more info visit the Breath, Spirit & Life website at breathspiritlife.com.
 


"Flame On"
Breath, Spirit & Life (2011)

 


Lila Downs

"Border- La Linea"- Lila Downs is the daughter of a Mixtec cabaret singer, Anita Sanchez, and Allen Downs, a Scottish/English-American professor of art and cinematographer from Minnesota, grew up in Oaxaca, Mexico and California.  She's a great singer who's style encompasses many genres including Latin, r&b, and native mesoamerican.  She also writes her own compositions and sings in English and Spanish.  "Border- La Linea" is her 2001 release.  In 2010 Lila participated on "San Patricio" by The Chieftans, produced by Ry Cooder.  For more info, visit liladowns.com.
 


"Border La Linea"
Lila Downs (2001)

 


Conjunto Los Pochos

"Dame Más Amor" is a CD by the California style Tex Mex band from L.A., which formed 12 years ago.  The band members are Otoño Luján on button accordion & vocals, Elliott Baribeault on bajo sexto & vocals, Ernesto Molina on bass, and Lorenzo Martinez on drums & vocals.  The vocals are good and they mix conjunto with blues and country in English and Spanish.  This CD has covers of Freddy Fender's "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," the Texas Tornados' "Hey Baby Que Pasó," and Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" in their own distinctive style.  Drummer, Lorenzo Martinez performed with my dad (Lalo Guerrero) and I in many concerts, including in Paris, France in 1998.  He played guitarrón on those shows.  He's a very talented  and versatile musician, who's performed with me since.  "Dame Más Amor" is available at this link on cdbaby.com.
 


"Dame Más Amor"
Conjunto Los Pochos (2009)

 


Kukulcán

"Music for the Mind, Body, Soul & Feet"- Kukulcán is an East L.A. band that started back in the 70s, led by the late Ruben Luciano Alaniz and Ralph Torres.  The music is Latin jazz with indigenous overtones.  The music and musicianship is superb.  This CD was recorded in the early 90s, but is truly timeless.  Some of the special guests performing on the CD include the great Bobby Robles on guitar and Joe Rotundi on keyboards.  Bobby currently plays with Thee Midniters, The Tremelocos, and others.  Rotundi is a gifted musician who played on Ry Cooder's 2003 "Chavez Ravine" CD.  I knew Ruben Alaniz when he was a kid in East L.A. and remember seeing Kukulcán perform once soon after the band was formed.  "Music for the Mind, Body, Soul & Feet" is available on cdbaby.com, myspace.com, i tunes, napster, and bluepie.
 


"Music For the Mind, Body & Feet"
Kukulcán (1994)

 


Inkblots

"Inkblots"- Inkblots are a four piece band from Santa Ana, CA. Their music is a variety of styles from folk, blues, to rock and roll.  Their style has elements of punk, grunge, and alternative.  They've headlined at famous venues such as the Troubadour and the Whiskey in Hollywood and performed in the Bay area, where their music has received airplay.  They play and sing with passion and their song ideas and lyrics are good.  To purchase their CD and for more info visit their my space page: myspace.com/inkblotsmusic.
 


"Inkblots"
Inkblots (2008)

 


Sean Salas

"Circus Life"- Sean Salas is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and nephew of El Chicano lead vocalist Jerry Salas has a new CD out called "Circus Life."  Sean describes his music as "eclectic Pop, Rock, a touch of the blues and dash of jazz."  It also shows influences of classic rock artists with some songs definitely showing Beatlesque styles and harmonies, particularly on my favorite cut, "Cafetime."  Jerry provided some guitar and vocals on a couple of tracks.  Visit seansalas.com for more info.
 


"Circus Life"
Sean Salas (2009)

 


The Sleepwalkers

"Can't Stop Rockin'"- The Sleepwalkers are an excellent band from the San Diego area that have been active in Southern California, South Texas and Mexico since the 80s.  Their influences are rock & roll, blues, jump blues, rockabilly, country, with a splash of Tex Mex.  They've headlined many shows and have opened for artists such as the Texas Tornados, Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, Link Wray, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Graham Parker, the Blazers, and the Blasters, among others.  They've been written about in periodicals around the U.S. as well as in Europe.  Their 1999  CD "Can't Stop Rockin,'" on Relampago-go Records, reminds me of the early Lobos in its rootsy, rockabilly style.  These guys can play, sing, write good songs, and are continuing to evolve.  Their bass player, "Action" Andy sent me an audio cassette with rough mixes of the songs they're currently recording for their next CD, and they're branching out into other genres, including some  Latin-flavored grooves.  Other members of the band are Johnny Valenzuela, vocals; Sean Styles, drums; and Gig Fortier, guitar.  "Can't Stop Rockin' is available on amazon.com at the link below.
 


"Can't Stop Rockin"
The Sleepwalkers (1999)

 


Johnny Meza

"Kokopelli"- Johnny Meza is a Palm Springs, California-based Latin jazz vocalist/keyboardist.  His "Kokopelli" CD is a mostly-instrumental jazz album with Southwestern overtones.  Johnny plays acoustic piano, Hammond B3 organ, and percussion, in addition to his vocals.  He produced the album and his wife, Lola Rossi, was executive producer and provided some vocals.  Johnny wrote all the songs for the collection but one, and composed several with Lola.  My favorite track is "Cruisin' On Palm Canyon," which is a funky instrumental piece.  I also particularly liked another instrumental called "Taquitz Canyon Shuffle."  Palm Canyon and Taquitz Canyon are both landmarks of his and my hometown of Palm Springs.  Johnny is a fine musician and good friend, who I've worked with many times here in the desert.  His CD also features some of the best musicians Palm Springs has to offer such as Pat Rizzo, who's played with Sly & the Family Stone and Frank Sinatra; bassist Jeff Stover; and great sax/flute/clarinet man Steve Alaniz, who also often plays with my band Mark Guerrero & Radio Aztlán.  Johnny Meza performs at clubs and jazz festivals, including the famous Idyllwild Jazz Festival, with his band Johnny Meza and Kokopelli featuring Lola Rossi.  For more info contact Johnny Meza at johnnymeza@dc.rr.com.
 


"Kokopelli"
Johnny Meza (2003)

 


Rick Chavez

"Calor"- CD by an excellent guitarist/composer based in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Rick lived in the Alhambra area on the Eastside of Los Angeles when I first met and worked with him in the early 80s.  We played in a band together for about six months and he did several sessions with me on a couple of my dad's children's albums of Las Ardillitas de Lalo Guerrero.  His latest CD, "Calor" is an instrumental album I would describe as smooth jazz, with Latin, blues, and funk elements.  Rick wrote all the songs and plays electric and nylon string guitars, keyboards, and does the midi programming. My favorite cuts are "Summer Morning" and "Two Miles to L.A."  "Calor" by Rick Chavez is available at amazon.com at the link below and cdbaby.com.
  


"Calor"
Rick Chavez

 


Dean Acevedo

"Chicali"- second CD by an East Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter who has two CDs out on Layla Records.  The first was called "Just Another Dude from Montebello."  Some of the songs on "Chicali" are comic and others are not, but my favorites are the humorous ones.  The titles are self-explanatory, "Soy un Cheaple," "Jail for Christmas," and "Como Friegas Mujer."  Some of his music is in the Tex Mex style, but there are songs with folk elements and even a reggae song.  Dean is capably backed on the Tejano cuts by the Garza Family Band.  He's received airplay on Tejano radio stations throughout the Southwest and some of his songs from his latest CD have been on the MP3.COM Tex Mex and Tejano charts.  For more information visit laylarecords.com or e mail Dean at deansowhat@aol.com.
 


"Chicali"
Dean Acevedo (2003)

 


Mancha Negra

"Reflejo de un Zombie"- Mancha Negra is a one-man band comprised of Luis Accorsi, from Buffalo, New York.  I would describe the music as punk metal bilingual rock.  Luis can play and sing and writes good songs in his genre.  Some of the interesting titles are:  "Destrozaste Mi Subconciente," "Gusanos," and "Destruction."  The music sounds as if it would easily fit into the Southern California Latino punk metal scene.  For more information, contact Luis at luis@musicaloca.com.
 


"Reflejo de un Zombie" Mancha Negra (2004)


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