Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Vinyl Review: Special 50th Edition Vinyl Brings Out The Best Of Trini Lopez

Texas native Trini Lopez released his first album in 1963 entitled "At PJ's." Since then, he became one of the biggest voices in folk music with hit versions of "If I Had A Hammer" and "La Bamba." He has had a successful career in music that has lasted over fifty years, and to honor his breakthrough release, Exhibit Records re-released his debut album "At P.J's" on 200 gram limited edition vinyl. It features the original album with all the original artwork, foil-stamped with its unique release number.
 
The album features many well-known folk standards, including "This Land Is Your Land," "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "If I Had A Hammer," which reached #3 on the U.S. singles charts. The crowd really gives this album its energy as the floor was mic'd during the show in order for the audience to really be heard. Trini Lopez gives the performance of a lifetime at just the right moment as the album perfectly captures the energy of the nightclub. His medley of  songs "Gotta Travel On/Down By The Riverside/Marianne/When The Saints Go Marching In/Volare" is definitely the highlight of this release, as Lopez has the audience eating right out of his hands. He brings in some of his Latin influences with "Cielito Lindo," "Granada" and "La Bamba," which also became a hit for Lopez.
 
The high quality of standards of Exhibit Records has certainly shown through this release. To find out more about their latest catalog release, please visit exhibitrecords.com.

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