Hi everyone. Andy Davis here again from
Master of Voice, a channel with reactions to performers from across the world. In
today’s episode, I’m excited to react to American singer Linda Ronstadt. So well
known and I’m thrilled to jump in today and listen to one of her Spanish songs.
So many of you have been requesting these and today we’re going to be
listening to “Por un amor” or “For a Love”. Oh my gosh. You guys, Linda Ronstadt is so
good. I knew this already. She had a great
career here in the US, tons of hits, lots of awards. But my goodness.
I knew that she had put out some Spanish songs. She has a rich Mexican heritage in
her family. She grew up in Arizona and so many of you have been requesting these
songs but I had never heard them. Wow. Her voice just melts my heart. It is so
good. Let’s look at an approximate translation of the lyrics, “For a love. I
lay myself bare and I live impassioned. I have a love that left forever in my life
a bitter pain. Poor me. This life would be better if it would end. It is not for me.” What a chest voice. Wow. She does so well at this and I’m not
surprised. She is in such control of her voice.
She’s singing in her lower chest voice sound here
but as she ascends through the phrase it just gets stronger and stronger. She lets
a bit of a crack come in here and there to show the passion of these lyrics.
She’s pouring her heart out into this song and I expect no less from her. Wow.
I’m also impressed with her control of dynamics. I knew they would be great but
it’s been a while since I’ve heard Linda Ronstadt. The way she’s able to phrase –
giving us loud sound softer sounds all within one held note especially at the
ends of the phrases. Truly impressive. The lyrics go on to say, “Poor me, poor me.
How much suffers my heart that beats for you alone,” and goes on to say, “For love, I
cried drops of blood from my heart. You left me with a wounded soul, without
compassion. Poor me. This life would be better if it would end. It is not for me,”
and then goes on to repeat a bit. So good. Ugh, so good! She has that cry and call in her voice. I am so impressed with that. Oh wow. And
very typical of some of the best singers from Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking
countries, but especially Mexico, they have this “call” or “cry” that they give.
They put their vowels to a very frontal sound but almost up into the nasal just
a bit. So it’s a combination of the two that just really shows that passion and
emotion of the lyrics and I think she did that so well. Such a wonderful song
by Linda Ronstadt, I can’t wait to hear so many more of these songs she
performed in Spanish. Truly impressive. Thank you all for letting me know about
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