Nacional Records Releases Latin Amazon Original album 'Look at My Soul'

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Producer Adrian Quesada calls the music "a unique Texas take on what we know as soul music in a way that could have only happened in this state."

Nacional Records has partnered with Amazon Music for an Amazon Originals release on the Latin label that will be available on Amazon Music. 

Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul is “a celebration of soul music within the Latino communities of Texas” in the 1950s and 1960s. This timely exploration of the deeply grooving musical fusion resulting from the “convergence of brown and black artists,” will be released this Friday (Oct. 26). As of Friday, Amazon Music listeners will be able to rask Alexa to play Look At My Soul. 

Producer Adrian Quesada, a Texas native known as a member of Austin’s Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma calls it "a unique Texas take on what we know as soul music in a way that could have only happened in this state."

The project preserves the legacy of Chicano music from Texas, often deemed brown-eyed soul and also known as Chicano soul, with new recordings of songs made with a group of multi-generational artists who came together for the project. They include Tejano legend Ruben Ramos ("El Gato Negro"), members of Los Lobos, "crossover soul" singer Johnny Benavidez and up-and-comer Amalia Mondragon, previously lead vocalist with the group The Chamanas.


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