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As De Corazone
Maria Dolores Pradera
As De Corazone
Genres: World Music, Latin Music


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All Artists: Maria Dolores Pradera
Title: As De Corazone
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg Int'l
Original Release Date: 12/14/1999
Release Date: 12/14/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Bolero, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743217098520

CD Reviews

Maria Dolores - La Reina!
E. J. Larson | Valdez, AK United States | 12/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"María Dolores Pradera was an established actress before she began her singing career. That goes a long way toward explaining her unique and compelling way of "owning" the songs she sings. She is, first and foremost, a story-teller. Combine that with an absolutely perfect command of rhythm and tone and she transforms simple songs into three-minute plays.

She has to be heard to be appreciated, and it's best to play and replay her songs - they get better with repetition as you discover more and more depth in her seemingly-simple interpretations.

This is a good example of Pradera's singing for those not familiar with her art - it's an eclectic combination of rhythm and romantic songs she recorded in the summer of 1999 when she was 72 - but don't let the age fool you. She sounds just as she did in her 40's or 50's - meaning: superb. Her relaxed style doesn't need a lot of volume or sustained notes, so the years haven't hurt her performance at all noticeably.

Get this album and enjoy Pradera. You won't regret it."