Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Rock, Latin Music
Many fine singers have come close, but Javier Solis is still regarded by many as the best bolero ranchera singer Mexico has ever produced. Since his death in 1966, there have been dozens of hit compilations. Luckily, this ... more »
Many fine singers have come close, but Javier Solis is still regarded by many as the best bolero ranchera singer Mexico has ever produced. Since his death in 1966, there have been dozens of hit compilations. Luckily, this collection contains most of Solis's biggest hits: "Payaso," "Cenizas," "Sombras," "Media Vuelta," "Lloraras, Lloraras," and "Si Dios Me Quita la Vida." And while Solis got most of the credit, it's important to remember he worked with topflight producers, studio musicians, and, most critical of all, excellent song material from Rafael Ramirez ("Lloraras, Lloraras"), Luis Demetrio ("Si Dios Me Quita la Vida"), and Jose Alfredo Jimenez ("Media Vuelta"). But the combined power of vivid tearjerker songs enveloped in gorgeous mariachi arrangements is nothing without Solis's exquisite vocals and tough but compassionate stance. --Ramiro Burr
Masterful singin accompanied by the best musicians.
Ecorona28@aol.com | USA, Ca. | 04/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You'll be amazed at what a deceased singer can do and make you feel. Every song listened to in remastered, 20 bit HIGH definition quality can make you feel what the song is all about. Being Mexico's greates tear-jerker, he can make you enjoy the classic hits wether you are familiar with them already or discovering them for the first time.Erik Corona -17 Years Old"
Why can't there be singers like this in our present day?
Everardo A. Sandoval | los angeles california | 11/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"simply the best singer in mexico's history, if you like luis miguel's latest cd with vargas backing him up, do your homework and get everything there is of javier solis, you won't regret it, unless you like bad music like banda el retardo, or whatever, but definately brilliant, i dunno if it's his "media voz" or his unique style of interpretation of the songs, this is obviously the tear jerker, and belive me it's not the onions in your menudo. I mean this guy was one of frank sinatras favorites, that should tell you alot, oh yea, also, he recorded with the ny symphony for his "javier en NY" cd, which you should also get btw. he combined the best of what pedro infante had, and blended it with his own unique style which is of javier solis, there will never be another javier in history, but he did leave alot of homework for us musicians and vocalists"
This guy's voice is incredible
Joe | Los Angeles | 09/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know exactly what Mr. Sandoval is saying, all this Banda music just embarrases me. (Banda music for those of you that don't know it's a bunch of guys wearing a texan hat wearing the same kind of clothes with a bunch of strings on their shoulders, i guess to keep the flies off or something and it's like 20 guys it seems,lol when they can just take out a bunch of guys and create all those sounds with a synthesizer. They do a lil hop at the same time while they play and the singer sounds as if someone was choking him as he sang,lol Just look for these so called artists names...Montez de Durango or Banda Limon, and compare them with great mexican singers like Javier Solis, Pepe Aguilar or Alejandro Fernandez and you'll know what i'm talking about. When I tell friends that i don't like banda music they take it personal and they say that is because i've been in the USA for too long. I just tell them that when i was in Mexico these Banda groups didn't even exist not even that style of music existed, it all started happening on the 90's with their so called "quebraditas" which i think it would mean something like 'breakers',lol Any how getting back to the subject, I grew up as a kid in a small town in Jalisco Mexico called Autlan de Navarro during the 80's, it's about 2 or 3 hours south of Guadalajara. When I hear Javier Solis' music it takes me back there to that nice beautiful town, when my mom listened to it as she cleaned up the house or if we had a birthdate party. It would be pretty hard to top Javier Solis' voice I think and so far I don't know of anyone that has matched it."