N1Music News Letter by PaulgizzMartinez
I found and uploaded "Europa" a Santana cover song I did on tour with La Movida Band from Corpus Christi, Texas. It's a studio production of it that I did 'not' have the pleasure of recording on but had a hell of a time playing it 'Live' with them. To me, it was much better doing it Live for the fact that we could improvise at the up tempo part when it kicked in.,,and boy did we jam out and it hardly sounded like the recording. I 'love' improvising and not playing the song the same twice in a row. I seemed to add a lick or two differently here and there when we'd go Live and in the mid '80's...a little high, if you know what I mean. It's something I liked about this band that they weren't 'plastic' and just had to be like the record...they let me cut loose on the rock stuff we did. I met Ricky Smith at a studio I was at helping a friend of mine doing a local show "Chicano Productions" and he mentioned that he was looking for a Bass player to go on the road since his players 'wife' did not want his Bass player going on the road and leaving her and the kids behind...so I jumped on the chance and did a 2 year tour with them, which in time got me inducted into the Texas Tejano ROOTS 'Hall of Fame' and Museum in Alice, Texas. I freaked when they called me to tell me I was nominated but never thought they'd actually induct me...I'm honored to be a 2015 Alumni along with Selena and her husband Chris Perez who also was inducted with me that night.
Well....so much for that ~
I want to thank everyone who have sent me e-mails from 'all' over the World telling me of the songs they like, especially the folks in Santiago, CHILE, and all over the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Thanks to everyone here in the States from Coast to Coast. There are over 3.5k+ members on the mailing list and it's growing everyday!
If you are new to the list, please read the last couple News Letters under this one at the web site to catch up on the goings on and don't forget to hear the song "Wicked Games" by SOMNEA featuring my grand daughter 'MJ' on the cover art...just click on the link along with her Instagram.
Every song on the list is 'free' to download except for a few, but as a mailing list member, I will send you any mp3's of any song 'free' just by replying to this Letter, including "Rock & Roll Down In Texas".
Gotta go for now...see you in 2 weeks again with another song for you to enjoy....Thank YOU for the counter numbers, by the way!
PEACE ~ LOVE and ROCK 'n' ROLL!
Be Nice, Stay Safe and Healthy...Don't Drink/Text and Drive (gum chewing is cool)
2015 Texas Tejano ROOTS 'Hall of Fame' and Museum inductee in Alice, Texas