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Los Super Seven: Heard It On the X
Buy! - (Telarc)
The Tex-Mex super group is joined by a variety of special guests on their latest album, which celebrates the legendary border radio stations that broadcasted from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, where their high-powered signals couldn’t be regulated by the FCC – the stations could be heard throughout most of the United States and beyond from the 1930s up through the ‘60s, when broadcasting treaties made them tone down their huge signals. Known for their freewheeling spirit and eclectic programming, border radio brought a wide range of great music to American households and influenced countless musicians. The band pays tribute to a variety of styles popular along the border, from Mariachi and Tex Mex to western swing, soul, gutbucket blues and rock ‘n’ roll. While plenty of great folks help out including Calexico, Lyle Lovett, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Rodney Crowell, Joe Ely and many others, the album seems to be most influenced by the artist who best personified the freewheeling eclecticism of Texas music and border radio, the late great Doug Sahm. 3/10/2005 - Don Yates
Other Los Super Seven album reviews:

Canto - 4/15/2001
Los Super Seven - 9/15/1998