July 28, 2021

Maroon 5 and Ray Charles on these records – El Financiero


ARTIST: Maroon 5

SELLO: Interscope Records

PRICE: $ 270

Elegant and seductive pop

Maroon 5, one of the world’s most successful pop groups, winner of three Grammy Awards and seller of more than 70 million records, releases their long-awaited new album, Jordi, the first since the acclaimed Red Pill Blues of 2017. Jordi is a flawless and elegant production, which maintains a seductive vibe from start to finish. For this production, the band collaborated with Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer J Kash, as well as the participation of legendary high-profile guests, such as Megan Thee Stallion, who appears on the first single, Beautiful Mistakes. Stevie Nicks, blackbear, HER and Nipsey Hussle, among others, also stand out.

Peace and Love

ARTISTA: Peace and Love

SEAL: Denver Discs

PRICE: $ 117

The Chicano wave

The history of Peace and Love is inextricably associated with one of the most glorious pages of Mexican rock. The band was formed in Tijuana and helped shape the “Onda Chicana” of the early seventies and was already known when the historic Avándaro festival took place, in which it became one of the most celebrated groups. . Led by Ricardo Ochoa, Peace and Love pioneered the use of brass and percussion, reaching a very black sound, effectively fusing jazz and rock, very much in the style of Blood, Sweat and Tears. This album, the only one they managed to record, was enough for them to enter the history of national rock.

The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years

ARTIST: Ray Charles

SELLO: Atlantic Records

PRICE: $ 656 (Double LP)

Music genius

Overcoming all the adversities that life presented him, Ray Charles was a pioneer in the world of soul music, taking a little gospel, a little blues and a pinch of jazz and became The Genius. When his record deal was bought by Atlantic Records in 1952, he launched a veritable barrage of hits and over the next seven years, he released iconic tracks such as What I’d Say, I Got a Woman, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Hit The Road Jack, Georgia on my Mind, and Hallelujah I Love Her So, among many others. This double album, which compiles all the hits that the genius recorded for Atlantic, is a must buy.