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Johnny Rodriguez

  • The Greatest Hits of Johnny Rodriguez [Mercury, 1976] C+

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The Greatest Hits of Johnny Rodriguez [Mercury, 1976]
Fourteen big ones from the one-time goatnapper and Chicano Charley Pride, only don't get your hopes up--he doesn't have Charley's big voice (or Freddy's big soul, either). He does sound very country, clear and nasal, but I bet he's more grateful for his good looks and would be happy to turn into the Chicano Engelbert Humperdinck if the Chicano Tom Jones were beyond his means. And doubt that Humperdinck's within his means either. C+