Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-The Mavericks
Song:I Should Have Been True
Album:What A Crying Shame
The 1994 CD What A Crying Shame was the breakthrough CD for The Mavericks and made them a staple on the country music charts in the 90s. The group was led by singer songwriter guitarist Raul Malo (born Aug. 7, 1965 in Miami). He met bassist Robert Reynolds (born Apr. 30, 1962 in Kansas City, MO) in high school and decided to form a band. Reynolds brought in best friend Paul Deakin (born Sept. 2, 1959 in Miami) to play drums. The Mavericks started playing local clubs and released a CD independently in 1990. This led to a 1991 Nashville showcase and they signed with MCA. They added lead guitarist David Lee Holt. But their 1992 debut CD From Hell To Paradise did not perform well commercially. So MCA brought in producer Don Cook (Brooks & Dunn) to give them a slicker sound. It worked because What A Crying Shame reached #6 on the country album charts and all their singles including I Should Have Been True were hits. Malo wrote that and most of the songs on the album. Of course The Mavericks did compromise to achieve commercial success but they're still a very good band. Holt was replaced by Nick Kane. Their 1996 CD Music For All Occasions also scored but their 1998 CD Trampoline had more of a Latin flavour and didn't do as well. This led to The Mavericks leaving MCA and splitting up. Malo joined Los Super Seven and released a solo album in 2001. Reynolds joined the group Swag. The Mavericks reformed in 2004 and released a couple of albums on Sanctuary Records but then split for good. Raul Malo released a new CD a couple of weeks ago called Lucky One on Fantasy Records. Here's the video for I Should Have Been True by The Mavericks.