Celebrando La Historia De México Vol. 2
by Various Artists
Released: Sep 2012
Label: Sony Music Latin
It's not really so much a celebration of Mexican history as a celebration of mariachi and ranchera history, but wow, are there some stories in those soaring voices, those swelling horns, those plucked strings, those dramatic lyrics. Emphasizing the classic, beloved singers, Celebrando offers the opportunity to revel in Amalia Mendoza's throaty sob, José Alfredo Jimenez's precise diction, Lola Beltrán's husky belt, Javier Solis' rich baritone. Yolanda del Rio's fierce "Amor a Lo Ranchero" and Jorge Negrete's impeccably crooned waltz "Mexico Lindo y Querido" are highlights.