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Los Lobos: La Pistola y El Corazon

Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, 14 October 1988

THE DIFFERENCE between Linda Ronstadt's recent album of Mexican folk standards and Los Lobos' new album of Mexican folk standards, La Pistola y El Corazon, is the difference between a Linda Ronstadt album of jazz standards and a Betty Carter album of jazz standards. It's the difference between a Ronstadt greatest hits collection of rock oldies and a Bruce Springsteen concert encore of rock oldies; it's the difference between a slick folkloric show for tourists and a Saturday night dance in the barrio. It's the difference between night and day.

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