Really compelling work from the enigmatic Dino
– a set recorded with slow, slinky backings from the Montevideo Blues
combo! The album's a lot less blues
than you might guess from the group's name – and in a way, the approach is almost more folksy, or singer/
songwriter overall – with a key focus on Dino
's political lyrics, and backings that often follow along with snakey guitar and slinky rhythms. There's a raspy brilliance to the whole set – and Dino
almost sounds like Uruguay's equivalent of Geraldo Vandre – a powerful, positive singer, but one who never reached a bigger audience outside his homeland. Titles include "Sentimiento", "Si Te Vas", "Montevideo Blues
", "Milonga De Pelo Largo", "Para Hacer Musica Para Hacer", and "Chamarrita El Chiquero". CD reissue is as amazing as the original – with a huge booklet with notes, history, and lyrics – plus 7 more bonus tracks too!