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Tuesday Reviewsday: Quiero Creedence, Rio Roma, Justin Quiles and Gaby Moreno




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If you don't have the time to keep up with the latest in new music, we've got the perfect solution for you: Tuesday Reviewsday.

Every week our music experts come in to talk about the best new tunes in one short segment. This week, Billboard's Leila Cobo and music journalist Justino Aguila join the show to talk about their picks for the week. 

Leila's picks

Quiero Credence is a set of 14 classic Creedence Clearwater Revival tracks, performed mostly by alternative Latin bands. 

Surprising, you say? Turns out the largest concentration of Creedence’s Facebook fans anywhere is in Mexico City.

The arrangements here are sometimes surprising and they highlight how big an influence American rock continues to have throughout Latin America. John Fogerty should be proud. 

In this selection, singer Juan Gabriel sings "Have You Ever Seen the Rain":

 

And Los Lonely Boys doing "Born on the Bayou":

 

Latin musicians are increasingly willing to go out on a limb with fusions.  A great example is Rio Roma, a Mexican sibling duet best known for romantic ballads and Mexican songs. They’ve paired up with Colombian pop act Fonseca for their song, "Caminar de Tu Mano."

Justino's picks

Gaby Moreno (Illusion)

Gaby writes four songs herself and the rest are co-written, mostly on the music because she does the majority of the lyrics.

On "Se Apago/Love Is Gone," Gabe Roth, band leader and bassist for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, produces.

Other guests include James King on horns from Fitz and The Tantrums and Saunn & Starr, a vocal group who sing back up to Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. 

Justin Quiles (La Promesa)

La Promesa debuted No. 1 on iTunes among all Latin albums and No. 1 on Spotify Latin Urban. The album was recently No. 1 in sales among the Latin Rhythm Albums on Billboard and No. 2 in sales in the Top Latin Albums charts.

 



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