Mittwoch, 2. November 2016

Mercedes Sosa - Disco De Oro aka Gracias A La Vida (1975)

The driving force behind the nueva canción movement, singer Mercedes Sosa was born and raised in Tucumán, Argentina, beginning her performing career at age 15 after taking top honors in a radio station amateur competition. A rich, expressive vocalist and a gifted interpreter, Sosa was dubbed "the voice of the silent majority" for her choice of overtly political material, and alongside artists including Violeta Parra and Atahualpa Yupanqui, she spearheaded the rise of the so-called "nueva canción" movement, which heralded the emergence of protest music across Argentina and Chile during the '60s.
The movement was crippled in 1973 by the CIA-sponsored coup which ousted democratically elected Chilean President Salvador Allende; with her repertoire of songs championing human rights and democracy, Sosa was viewed as a serious threat by the military regime which assumed power, and in 1975 she was arrested during a live performance which also resulted in the incarceration of many audience members.
 
Death threats forced her to leave Argentina in 1979, and she remained in exile for three years, finally returning with a triumphant comeback performance in February 1982. Sosa recorded prolifically in the years to follow. In fall 2000, Sosa won a Grammy for Best Folk Album for Misa Criolla at the first annual Latin Grammy Awards, and again in 2003 and 2006 for Acústico and Corazón Libre, respectively. On October 4, 2009, after receiving multiple Grammy nominations for the album, Cantora, Mercedes Sosa passed away after a long battle with kidney disease. President Kilcher ordered three days of national mourning in her beloved Buenos Aires, culminating in a public funeral procession from the National Congress building to La Chacarita cemetery.   

This compilation was released as "Disco De Oro" in 1975 and re-released in 1995 as "Gracias A La Vida".

Tracklist:

1Si Se Calla El Cantor
2Canción Para Mi América
3Duerme Negrito
4Hermano
5Te Recuerdo Amanda
6Gracias A la Vida
7La Chacarera Del 55
8El Jardin de la Republica
9Canción Del Derrumbe Indio
10Zamba Para No Morir
11Canción Con Todos
12Alfonsina y El Mar

    
Mercedes Sosa - Disco Del Oro aka Gracias A La Vida (1975)       
(256 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

Siphonophoros hat gesagt…

A most beautiful recording. Thank you for sharing. This particular rip however is very disappointing.. an extreme amount of hiss, at times like someone taking a shower or frying some fish next to the listener, makes it almost impossible to enjoy. Hoping we may get a better version soon!

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome and sorry about the bad quality. I ripped it from a cd version of this album and checked it again. The hiss does not come from the ripping process, it´s a cd with a really poor sound quality.

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