Downs, Lila / La Cantina
Album: La Cantina   Collection:World
Artist:Downs, Lila   Added:Apr 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-09 Pull Date: 2006-06-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 11 Jun 4 May 28 May 21 May 14 May 7 Apr 30 Apr 23
Airplays: 2 2 2 1 5 2 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 05, 2016: Tacos, Cultura, y Chismes con DJ YJ y La Pimienta
La Cumbia Del Mole
4. Jun 21, 2016: DJ YJ's World Variety Show
La Cumbia Del Mole
2. Jun 24, 2016: DJ YJ's World Variety Sampler
La Cumbia Del Mole
5. Aug 05, 2014: 08-05-2014
La Cumbia Del Mole (English Version), El Relampago
3. Jun 21, 2016: DJ YJ's World Variety Show
La Cumbia Del Mole
6. Aug 02, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
Yo Ya Me Voy

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-04-06
With her rich, husky voice and fiery, almost jazzy style, Mexican/American/Mixtec singer/sngwriter Lila Downs has developed a huge and loyal following. This release celebrates the Mexican cancion ranchera, which is rather like fado, typically about heartache and longing, though much of the music sounds happy. But Downs puts her own stamp on it and moves it into the 21st century. Flaco Jimenez guests. Love this! One of the best in a long time.

*1. Bright mid/uptempo w/screaming guitar, hot vox/perc. Yow!
*2. Happy conjunto sound w/accordion.
3. Downtempo & lush w/cool guitar/perc breaks. So good!
*4. Fado-esque intro, beats, programming, hip hop. Seriously cool.
5. Slow, sad song of heartbreak. Gorgeous.
*6. Fast, fast, fast. Guitars/vox/chorus wildly energetic.
7. Slow, then spoken word. Great, tragic, romantic. Sob!
*8. Fun uptempo conjunto jam w/programming.
9. Slow & sad w/soaring vox, quiet guitar, lots of emotion.
10. Machine guns? Midtempo w/a fairly traditional, rootsy sound.
11. Slow & heartbreaking w/soaring vox, lush strings.
12. Tubas! Big brass band sound. Midtempo Mexican oom-pah.
*13. In English. Swinging folk song gets into a solid rock groove.
14. Slow, delicious a capella track. Elegant, stately, powerful.
15. Gorgeous harp/bass/guitar/vox. Slow, sad, full of longing.

Track Listing
1. La Cumbia Del Mole   8. La Tequilera
2. El Corrido De Tacha "La Teibolera"   9. Pa' Todo El Ano
3. Agua De Rosas   10. El Centenario
4. Tu Recuerdo Y Yo   11. La Noche De Mi Mal
5. La Cama De Piedra   12. Arboles De La Barranca
6. El Relampago   13. La Cumbia Del Mole (English Version)
7. Penas Del Alma   14. Yo Ya Me Voy
  15. Amarga Navidad