Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fine and Malo

Listening to Music for All Occasions and What a Crying Shame recently, I really think The Mavericks were one of the few bands to straddle the mainstream country and alternative country worlds successfully. Raul Malo's solo career has been a little inconsistent, but I'd rank his 2010 release Sinners and Saints right up there with the best of his Mavericks stuff. Anyway, I tried to include a song from each of his Mavericks and solo releases along with a bunch of obscurities.

Matter Much To You Raul Malo
Are You Lonesome Tonight The Mavericks
Call Me The Breeze The Mavericks
Malo Bailare (El Merecumbe) Raul Malo
Here Comes My Baby The Mavericks
San Jose The Mavericks
Blue Moon The Mavericks
True Love Ways The Mavericks
World Without Love The Mavericks
Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache) The Mavericks
Love Me The Mavericks
Siboney Los Super Seven
All That Heaven Will Allow The Mavericks
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Raul Malo
Keep Moving On The Mavericks
Black Is Black Raul Malo (w/Los Straitjackets)
Haunting Me Raul Malo
Dolores The Mavericks
My Secret Flame The Mavericks
Since When Raul Malo


Anonymous said...

Great compilation! Thank you.

blasters said...

Raul Malo is one of my favorites, and yes, sinner and saints, one of his best. saw him live when he came through san francisco. he played a small club, and truly rocked the joint. what a voice!!

Ishkabibliophile said...

It really is too bad Malo isn't more popular. I think his genre-hopping is partly to blame, though I think he could have easily gotten away with it in the early 60s. Alas.

Anonymous said...

Agree Ishka, Raul seems to really want to be a Lounge Singer at heart and dabble into Country/Rock/Pop

Ishkabibliophile said...

@anonymous - that's a very good way of putting it. And he is a damn good lounge singer.

Ricardo Furioso said...

Amazing. Astounding. Greatest voice in the world now that Elvis, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, and Roy Orbison are gone.

Ishkabibliophile said...


A truly great voice, indeed. Just re-upped this collection.