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Twelve heads in a bag (The Krayolas)

23 April 2009

I’m not sure what to say about this. I’m always glad to see artistic fusion in the borderlands(the classic corrida, or I guess “narcocorrida” taking on Texas folk/Bob Dylan style “American” coloration).  I just wish the Krayolas had picked some other noteworthy event.

Corrido Twelve Heads in a Bag – The Krayolas

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  1. 23 April 2009 9:13 am

    Is it any different from Hattie Carroll?

  2. 23 April 2009 7:49 pm

    “Twelve Heads in a Bag” was written on Christmas Day and recorded a couple of days later at Blue Cat Recording Studios on the South Side of San Antonio. The song was inspired by a story in the Los Angeles Times that ran Dec. 23. Grammy winner Joe Trevino engineered and produced the session, which featured accordionist Michael Guerra and bajo sexto star Max Baca. The song was the last song recorded for “Long Leaf Pine (no smack gum).” Hector Saldana sings lead, but that’s his brother, David Saldana, singing the waltz-time Spanish overture at the top of the song. “Twelve Heads in a Bag” has received raves at Texas Monthly, the National Review, NPR “All Things Considered,” La Prensa, NBC News, the Electric Review and SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio.

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