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Music People

by Emilio Crixell & Border Soul

Latin soul, R&B and the music of South Texas all come together in this recording by Emilio Crixell & Border Soul.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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1. A Face in the Crowd (feat. Leeann Atherton)
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3:51 album only
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2. It's Never the Same... and Never Ending
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3:47 album only
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3. Live in This World Together
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4:10 album only
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4. Oh, Beautiful Day (feat. Leeann Atherton)
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3:08 album only
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5. She Moves You
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3:43 album only
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6. Music People
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3:15 album only
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7. Movimiento (feat. Alex Ruiz & Rick del Castillo)
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3:15 album only
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8. Look up at the Sky
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2:59 album only
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9. The Lie
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5:27 album only
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10. It's Alright
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3:22 album only
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11. Prende Una Vela (feat. Rosa Canales Perez)
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3:18 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Music People, the new recording by Emilio Crixell & Border Soul, is a unique and eclectic blend of 70's R&B, Latin Soul and the music of South Texas. Drawing from such diversified influences as Curtis Mayfield, Carlos Santana, The Staple Singers and the early Latin Soul movement, the band brings it together with their own Blues and South Texas roots to create their original music. Music People was produced and recorded by SXSW award winner Rick Del Castillo at Smilin' Castle Studios. Special attention was given to capture the cool, 70's retro sound that the music called for and that you hear on the recording.

Although Emilio Crixell is a native of Brownsville, Texas, his longevity in the San Francisco music scene makes him almost a transplant in the South Texas Border Region. The California cruising sound surfaces in the title track of his new CD, Music People.

Leading with vocals and guitar, Emilio infuses the band with the spirit that gives them their name, Border Soul. The album is a compilation of his original songs.

Members of Border Soul include: Emilio Crixell on guitar and vocals, Charlie Harrison on bass, Albert Besteiro on guitar, Carlo Tamayo on drums, Joe Pino on congas and Mike Ramírez on saxophone. Additional musicians: Santiago Castillo plays diatonic accordion and Iram Reyes on trumpet.

In this album, Emilio Crixell bares his soul marking a retrospective return from the West Coast to his native turf among the music people of the Texas-Mexican Border.

The band is joined by some incredibly talented featured artists, including Leeann Atherton, Alex Ruiz, Rick Del Castillo and Rosa Canales Perez. Leeann Atherton contributes her soulful vocals to "A Face In The Crowd" and "Oh, Beautiful Day" and background vocals throughout the album. Alex Ruiz and Rick Del Castillo weigh in on vocals and guitar on the Rock/Cumbia "Movimiento." Rosa Canales Perez performs her own composition with the band on the last track "Prende Una Vela."

Taking to mind the span of musical geography covered on this recording, E.C. & Border Soul provide a unique slice of Americana and demonstrate that in music there are no borders. Borrowing from soul styles ranging from California's Latin Soul to the Soul styles from Detroit, Memphis and Sheffield, Alabama... the band manages to bring their own South Texas grooves to make it a different experience.

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Bruce Hodge

A Review from a Friend of Emilio and most of the band
Been listening to Emilio's new record, "Music people" with his Border Soul Band. Emilio and I are friends and have played a good bit together. Carlo, Joe, Albert, Michael, and Charlie are too. But setting friendships aside for a moment, I've got to tell you this record is full of super solid songs with great lyrics. Overall, it is a real feel good musical experience. I like 'em all, but I especially like "A Face in the Crowd," and "Live in this World Together," "Movimiento," and "She Moves You." I've never heard Emilio play and sing better. Carlo T on drum set, Joe Pino on percussion and Charles Harrison on bass laid down terrific rhythm tracks switching in and out of latin, soul, funk and blues rhythms like they have done it all their lives. Very impressive. "Movimiento" features Rick Del Castillo's guitar work that will rarely, if ever, be duplicated, unless he plays it. In a word, phenomenal. Best of all, the whole record is lively and says something with every verse and chorus. That's hard to do, even with talented players like Michael Ramirez, Joe Pino, Rick Del Castillo and singers like Leeann Atherton adding breadth, passion and musical interest to the mix. Rosa's song, "Prende Una Vela" will grab you with its no frills authenticity and simplicity and a subtle bass line that propels the song start to finish. Rosa' unique voice really connects. Beautiful. The song took me to a place I have never been before. Congratulations to all of you for a great record very well done. I hope you sell a million of 'em.
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Bruce Hodge

A Review from a Friend of Emilio and most of the band
Been listening to Emilio's new record, "Music people" with his Border Soul Band. Emilio and I are friends and have played a good bit together. Carlo, Joe, Albert, Michael, and Charlie are too. But setting friendships aside for a moment, I've got to tell you this record is full of super solid songs with great lyrics. Overall, it is a real feel good musical experience. I like 'em all, but I especially like "A Face in the Crowd," and "Live in this World Together," "Movimiento," and "She Moves You." I've never heard Emilio play and sing better. Carlo T on drum set, Joe Pino on percussion and Charles Harrison on bass laid down terrific rhythm tracks switching in and out of latin, soul, funk and blues rhythms like they have done it all their lives. Very impressive. "Movimiento" features Rick Del Castillo's guitar work that will rarely, if ever, be duplicated, unless he plays it. In a word, phenomenal. Best of all, the whole record is lively and says something with every verse and chorus. That's hard to do, even with talented players like Michael Ramirez, Joe Pino, Rick Del Castillo and singers like Leeann Atherton adding breadth, passion and musical interest to the mix. Rosa's song, "Prende Una Vela" will grab you with its no frills authenticity and simplicity and a subtle bass line that propels the song start to finish. Rosa' unique voice really connects. Beautiful. The song took me to a place I have never been before. Congratulations to all of you for a great record very well done. I hope you sell a million of 'em.
Read more...