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Bobby KAPP

E L G Ü E R O A Z U L


ELGÜEROAZUL Yo soy Mishbah, tengo fe,
 That’s what you learn, down the Yucatan way, I’m nothing, but I got faith,
 And I don’t have to play the fool, Así es mi vida, así es mi corazón,
 Yo soy El Güero Azul Es mejor caminar solo que mal acompañado, Cuando la gente que se me acerca, da lo bueno, No me enseña nada, I need to stay back in life’s school, Así es mi vida, así es mi corazón,
 Yo soy El Güero Azul Hoy es el primer día, de la resto de mi vida, Escucho el consejo para no me quedo tonto, Maybe I’m just stubborn like a mule. That's my life. That's my heart. I guess I'm the Güero Azul. Yo sigo aprendiendo el ritmo, por que para mi el ritmo es todo, Yo sigo en la lucha a baliar,
 que cuando no sale bien, ni modo, Así es mi corazón, asÍ es mi vida,
 Yo soy El Güero Azul Sí me me gustan las mujeres, pero su alma pura es lo que busco, ya no pido limosna a la ridícula,
 ni por compromiso, o dinero
 AsÍ es mi corazon, así es mi vida,
 Yo soy El Güero Azul Todo por su propio peso cae,
 You learn that when you look upon the sky Well, I don’t want to break no golden rule, And I don’t want to see nobody like a fool, That’s my life, that’s my vida, Yo soy El Güero Azul


oldmexico Nopales, cactus, dusty roads, stray dogs, donkeys stuck,
 A family hanging on to the back of an old clickity pick up truck, In Old Mexico, Old Mexico Ancient Man, used to be young Man, at the corner selling pumpkin seeds, hat in his hand, Tuesday market vegetables, favorite bootleg picture videos, In Old Mexico, Old Mexico Oaxaca cheese, big as soft balls, all kinds of old car parts in little stalls, carved out churches, statues crucified, In Old Mexico, Old Mexico Country folk tending sheep, chasing the cows crossing the road trudging by, River beds, ladies out there washing clothes, Fireworks lite up the sky,
 In Old Mexico, Old Mexico


mexicocityblues Mexico City, just doing what I please Mexico City, just doing what I please, ‘Till I met that little girl,
 Dropped me right down to my knees. Walk the streets at night, Sometimes sleeping in the park, I walked the streets at night, Sometimes sleeping in the park, Trying to find my Baby,
 Trying to find her in the dark. Mexico City, The Zona Rosa,
 The Zona Rosa is otra cosa,
 Mexico City, just doing what I please, ’Till I met that little girl,
 Dropped me right down to my knees.


ZIHUA I run on the Playa de la Ropa
 Nice waves today and the girls passing by tan parachute man blows her to the sky, why don’t you meet me in Zihua? The cold and the blues are getting to me I’ll start my day with a plane ride away Just got to be free of job misery
 Why don’t you meet me in Zihua? Oh Baby, meet me in Z so the stars can send thrills down your spine while we dine, and go dancing at the Club, Sun Gods have left their glory, All over Mexico And now that the time to leave is getting closer Let’s waste no love till our bodies go Pop! Give thanks to the breeze
 For these memories Why don’t you meet me in Zihua?


El Güero Azul sings original songs, such as Mexico City Blues, (feeling the Blues in the Big Avocado), Old Mexico, (about visions of semi desert) and Zihua, about the beach off of the legendary fishing village Zihuatanejo, on the Costa Grande. The song, El Güero Azul, sung in Spanglish, offers a look into the way this Singer's life has been influenced by living South of the Border. These gems are sprinkled among vocal classics from John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Cole Porter and others, ending with a Latin Jazz Jam on Caravan.
 The arrangements were done by Cuban Pianist Guru, Gabriel Hernández (Afro Cuban All Stars) and the band composed of super grooving Maestros living in Mexico City. Bobby Kapp resides in San Miguel de Allende, when he is not on tour, or traveling. El Güero Azul, (Blue White Boy) is some deep stuff as it’s real meaning is revealed in this compelling and driving musical adventure, full of risks, hair pin turns, and romance.


Produced by Robert M. Kaplan. Bobby Kapp – Vocals/Harmonica Gabriel Hernández – Piano Jorge Brauet – Tenor Sax Alex Guardiola – Trumpet Jaime Ferrada – Bass Victor Monterrubio – Drums Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sala de Audio Mexico City by Ricardo Mendez. Recording Assistants: Ernesto Duarte, Andreii Ibarra and Miguel Mendoza. Photography by: César Omar Pérez Rosas (cesaromar.com), Mónica García (garciarojasfoto@gmail.com) and Sae Otomo. Art design by: Sabo Tercero for Solo·Sabo



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