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Louis Ortega's Californian/Mexican outfit from the 70's revisited on CD with the addition of four bonus tracks. Both sides of a single only release by Louie & The Lovers and both sides of another 1972 single by Rocky & The Border Kings featuring another Texas legend Rocky Morales, the A-side of which was featured on the Kris Krristofferson movie "Cisco Pike"

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A Lost Masterpiece of Tex-Mextacy 6 Jun. 2006
By Stewart Hickey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Louie and the Lovers were a 1960s Mexican-American rock band from Salinas, California. Their only album,"Rise", released in 1970 on the Epic label, was produced by Texas music legend Doug Sahm of Sir Douglas Quintet fame. I ordered the CD reissue through Amazon after hearing the album's title track on a recent NPR program, and being completely blown away by it.

This album is a lost masterpiece, combining folk-rock, Tex-Mex, R & B, and country music, and featuring brilliant, shimmering pop song crafting by Louie Ortega that is completely devoid of any contrivance or pretense. Some tracks have a very haunting San Francisco "summer of love" vibe, and the band often sounds like a Chicano Tex-Mex variation of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Moby Grape, or Creedence Clearwater Revival. In particular, fans of late 60s Sir Douglas Quintet tracks like "Mendocino", "At the Crossroads", and "Catch the Man on the Rise" will find Louie and the Lovers absolutely essential listening.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Louie and the Lovers, Rise album 13 Sept. 2007
By stereosteve5 - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great album. It must have been overlooked when it was originally recorded. I think it could make a serious comeback. Louie's vocals are outstanding ! The songs really come from the heart. I think this c/d is a "must have" for everyone !!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is must have CD! 19 Dec. 2009
By Levi Kenton - Published on Amazon.com
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This CD is a true treasure to add to my music list. The songwriting and music is unmatched. The songs are timeless and still work today! When is the reunion tour? Count me in!
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