Legacy: My Texas Roots

Legacy: My Texas Roots

by Trini Lopez

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Overview

Legacy: My Texas Roots

That Trini Lopez's 53rd album is a mostly rockabilly affair really shouldn't come as a surprise, since that's how the Dallas, TX, native began his career, and his rhythmic side-turn into pop-folk in the early '60s was more of a departure than many people realized. From the opening track here, the Lopez-penned "Baby Baby Baby Rock On," two things are obvious: Lopez's voice has deepened, and he's really at home in roots rock territory. Working with the Texas Roots Combo (Trini's brother Jesse Lopez and Art Greenhaw of the Light Crust Doughboys), and featuring vocals from the legendary Jordanaires, Lopez turns in a charming set of songs, highlighted by his cover of Rick Nelson's "I'm Walkin'" and an electric, funky, and completely atmospheric version of the ancient folk ballad "Man of Constant Sorrow." Produced by Greenhaw, the album has an easygoing feel very similar to Lopez's classic live sets from the 1960s, only it rocks a good deal harder. The set concludes with a nearly 12-minute interview with Lopez that covers his long career.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2003
Label: ART GREENSHAW RECORD
UPC: 0663525700826
catalogNumber: 2014

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trini Lopez   Primary Artist,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tom Brumley   Steel Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Background Vocals
Gordon Stoker   Background Vocals
Phil York   Percussion
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Ray C. Walker   Background Vocals
Art Greenhaw   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Dobro,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Jesse Lopez   Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Saxophone
Janet York   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Trini Lopez   Arranger,Producer
Light Crust Doughboys   Liner Notes
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Carter Stanley   Composer
Phil York   Engineer
Robert Greeson   Art Direction
Art Greenhaw   Arranger,Producer,Art Direction
Tim Cooper   Engineer

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Legacy: My Texas Roots 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the album Trini Lopez fans have been waiting for. This album has it all: just-right production for Trini's voice and style, superb songs, fantastic folk-rock driven by guitars, Trini's voice sounding better than ever. This is the definitive Trini Lopez CD of new material, an album that with a little bit of luck will resurrect the Trini Lopez phenomenon. Imagine if you are a Beatles fan-getting a brand, new album of Beatles songs by The Beatles. This CD does the same thing for Trini Lopez and folk rock and beat group/combo fans. "The Builder's Song" is worth the price of the whole CD by itself if you're a Trini "Hammer" fan. Trini Lopez has been in-hiding as of late, or so it seems. Spread the word about this incredible album, and let's see if the Trini beat can be heard in cities all around the world once again by word-of-mouth.