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Music People

by Emilio Crixell & Border Soul

Released 2017
Border Soul Records
Released 2017
Border Soul Records
Latin soul, R&B and the music of South Texas all come together in this recording by Emilio Crixell & Border Soul.
  • 03:52 Lyrics
    A Face in the Crowd (feat. Leeann Atherton)

     

    A Face In The Crowd

    Music & Lyrics by Emilio Crixell

     

    Verse 1

    I don’t know what you think about me

    It’s a perception I can’t see       

    I just get up every day

    I live, I work, I love and I play

     

    Chorus

    And the sun goes up (the sun goes up)

    The sun goes down (the sun goes down)

    I walk in this world (walk in this world)

    A face in the crowd

     

    Verse 2

    Kings and queens they can’t see

    The everyday life of someone like me

    I just get up every day

    And for my children I work and I pray

     

    Chorus

    That the sun goes up (the sun goes up)

    The sun goes down (the sun goes down)

    I ‘m working this world (working this world)

    A face in the crowd

     

    Verse 3

    Long brown hair about five foot four

    She breathes a sigh as she walks out the door

    She just gets up every day

    And for her children she works and she prays

     

    Chorus

    That the sun goes up (the sun goes up)

    The sun goes down (the sun goes down)

    She’s working this world (working this world)

    A face in the crowd

  • 03:48
    It's Never the Same... and Never Ending
  • 04:10 Lyrics
    Live in This World Together

     

    Live In This World Together

    Music & Lyrics by Emilio Crixell

    Verse 1

    Memories in black and white

    Cast a shadow on a new daylight

    Like crosses burning in the dark night

    Fans the flames to and endless plight

     

    Chorus

    We got to live in this world together

    Realize our dreams of a better day

    We can’t fight one another

    Or love won’t see the light of day

     

    Verse 2

    Voices from a different time

    Singing songs of change to come

    But generations on down the line

    And peace and love’s still on the run

     

    Chorus

    We got to live in this world together

    Realize our dreams of a better day

    We can’t fight one another

    Or love won’t see the light of day

     

    Chorus 2

    Let it go (let it go)

    Let it go (let it go)

    Lay it down where the river flows

    Let it go (let it go)

    Let it go (let it go)

    Where our brothers laid down their weary souls

     

    Let it go (let it go)

    Let it go (let it go)

    Lay it down where the river flows

    Let it go (let it go)

    Let it go (let it go)

  • 03:09 Lyrics
    Oh, Beautiful Day (feat. Leeann Atherton)

     

    Oh, Beautiful Day

    Music & Lyrics by Emilio Crixell

     

     

    Verse 1

    I‘ve been down since the rain came

    You know a storm’s come in my life

    I ‘m tangled up all in my brain

    Waiting for the sun to shine, you know I ‘m singing

     

    Chorus

    Oh, oh beautiful day

    Oh, oh beautiful day

    I don’t know when I‘ll see you again

    Oh, oh beautiful day

     

    Verse 2

    I hear the sound of lightning striking

    And I think it’s coming my way

    And I ain’t seen the sun come up

    In ninety nine and one half days, you know I ‘m singing

     

    Chorus

    Oh, oh beautiful day

    Oh, oh beautiful day

    I’ve been brought down by the cold and rain

    Oh, oh beautiful day

     

    Verse 3

    I wipe my eyes before I look out my window

    And it sounds like a hurricane

    The rain is falling and the river’s rising

    And I better make my break before the levee breaks

     

    Chorus

    Oh, oh beautiful day

    Oh, oh beautiful day

    Blues skies, blue skies come my way

    Oh, oh beautiful day

  • 03:43 Lyrics
    She Moves You

    She Moves You

    Music & Lyrics by Emilio Crixell

     

    Verse 1

    She sways to the music

    Moving gently in time

    Like a soft breeze blowing

    Through a still southern night

    And she moves you

     

    Verse 2

    And she plays to your senses

    When she just passes by

    And you just want to touch her

    Such a beautiful sight

    And her scent it calls to you

    And her lips when she talks

    And you just want to taste her

    It’s your heart to unlock

     

    Chorus

    And you could hold her forever

    You could love her all of your life

    And you would leave her never

    Never make her cry

     

    And she moves you

    And you can’t get her out of your mind

    And she moves you

    Oh yeah, oh yeah

  • 03:15 Lyrics
    Music People

    Music People

    Music & Lyrics by Emilo Crixell

     

    Verse 1

    People (people)

    They listen to the music (music)

    They hear it on the radio (radio)

    At home on the stereo (stereo)

     

    Verse 2

    People (people)

    They’re dancing to the music (music)

    They go where the people go (people go)

    At home with the lights down low (lights down low)

     

    Chorus

    Hey music lover (hey music lover)

    You know the music loves you too

     

    Verse 3

    Music (music)

    In the streets of the barrio (barrio)

    Music from long ago (long ago)

    On a loud car stereo (stereo)

     

    Verse 4

    Music (people)

    There’s love in the music (people)

    And you know we could use it (people)

    Living in the world today

     

    Chorus

    Hey music lover (hey music lover)

  • 03:15
    Movimiento (feat. Alex Ruiz & Rick del Castillo)
  • 02:59 Lyrics
    Look up at the Sky

    Look Up At The Sky

    Music & Lyrics by Emilio Crixell

     

    Verse 1

    You can beg, steal or borrow

    You can live off every dream

    You can’t wake up to tomorrow

    Breaking up at the seams

     

    Chorus

    Did you wake up every morning

    And hate the daylight in your eyes

    Always see the end as coming

    Never look up at the sky

     

    Chorus 2

    You can wake up in the morning

    And love the daylight in your eyes

    Never see the end as coming

    You can look up at the sky

  • 05:28 Lyrics
    The Lie

    The Lie

    Music & Lyrics by Emilio Crixell

     

    Verse 1

    Maybe I ‘m hiding

    My feelings for you

    Lying to myself

    ‘bout what I ‘m going through

    Maybe those roads I‘ve taken

    Have all been the same

    I keep finding myself

    In that same old place

     

    Chorus

    And I tell myself

    Just what I need to hear

    Knowing the lie

    The truth is what it appears

     

    Verse 2

    Lost in a bad dream

    Feel like my mind’s in a cell

    I can’t get out

    Wish I was somebody else

    Thought I was having a good time

    Did what I wanted to do

    Now I can’t get back

    Back to you

     

    Chorus

    And I tell myself

    Just what I need to hear

    Knowing the lie

    The truth is what it appears

  • 03:23 Lyrics
    It's Alright

    It’s Alright

    Music & Lyrics by Emilio Crixell

     

    Verse 1

    I‘ve had my eyes on you baby for oh some time

    I ain’t moving on down the line

    I ‘m just waiting for to give me a sign

    I wanna love you

    Yes I ‘m gonna love you

     

    Chorus

    It’s alright

    It’s alright

    It’s alright

     

    Verse 2

    Well you give me a look and I want more

    Leave my heart dragging on the floor

    I know your love’s worth waiting for

    I ‘m gonna love you

    Yes I ‘m gonna love you

     

    Chorus

    It’s alright

    It’s alright

    It’s alright

  • 03:18
    Prende Una Vela (feat. Rosa Canales Perez)
NOTES
Music People, the new recording by Emilio Crixell & Border Soul, is a unique and eclectic blend of 70's R&B, Latin Soul and the music of South Texas. Drawing from such diversified influences as Curtis Mayfield, Carlos Santana, The Staple Singers and the early Latin Soul movement, the band brings it together with their own Blues and South Texas roots to create their original music. Music People was produced and recorded by SXSW award winner Rick Del Castillo at Smilin' Castle Studios. Special attention was given to capture the cool, 70's retro sound that the music called for and that you hear on the recording.

Although Emilio Crixell is a native of Brownsville, Texas, his longevity in the San Francisco music scene makes him almost a transplant in the South Texas Border Region. The California cruising sound surfaces in the title track of his new CD, Music People.

Leading with vocals and guitar, Emilio infuses the band with the spirit that gives them their name, Border Soul. The album is a compilation of his original songs.

Members of Border Soul include: Emilio Crixell on guitar and vocals, Charlie Harrison on bass, Albert Besteiro on guitar, Carlo Tamayo on drums, Joe Pino on congas and Mike Ramírez on saxophone. Additional musicians: Santiago Castillo plays diatonic accordion and Iram Reyes on trumpet.

In this album, Emilio Crixell bares his soul marking a retrospective return from the West Coast to his native turf among the music people of the Texas-Mexican Border.

The band is joined by some incredibly talented featured artists, including Leeann Atherton, Alex Ruiz, Rick Del Castillo and Rosa Canales Perez. Leeann Atherton contributes her soulful vocals to "A Face In The Crowd" and "Oh, Beautiful Day" and background vocals throughout the album. Alex Ruiz and Rick Del Castillo weigh in on vocals and guitar on the Rock/Cumbia "Movimiento." Rosa Canales Perez performs her own composition with the band on the last track "Prende Una Vela."

Taking to mind the span of musical geography covered on this recording, E.C. & Border Soul provide a unique slice of Americana and demonstrate that in music there are no borders. Borrowing from soul styles ranging from California's Latin Soul to the Soul styles from Detroit, Memphis and Sheffield, Alabama... the band manages to bring their own South Texas grooves to make it a different experience.

Emilio Crixell & Border Soul

Upcoming Shows

  • June 27, 2018
    Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grill, Brownsville, Tx.
     
  • June 28, 2018
    Wanna Wanna
     
  • June 30, 2018
    Wanna Wanna