200 Gram Vinyl Record
Numbered, limited edition 50th Anniversary gatefold LP
200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Old-style tip-on jacket, all song lyrics included
With the release of this album in April 1963, Trini Lopez became one of the biggest singing stars of the folk revival. Trini Lopez at P.J's made it to No. 2 on the Billboard charts and stayed in the Top 40 for more than a year.
This was the album that made Lopez an instant success and the live party-a-go-go atmosphere of the record did much to put Trini's likable energy over the top. What Lopez did, at the head of a trio was to make folk-pop swing. Songs include "This Land Is Your Land," and "Gotta Travel On." It could be surmised that by treating such material in this fashion, Lopez had a tiny influence upon the subsequent folk-rock movement...though, Lopez was more the all-around entertainer with a Latin lilt than he was a pure folk singer, so you also get "America" (from West Side Story), "La Bamba," Ray Charles' "What'd I Say," "Volare," and "When the Saints Go Marching In."
The album's highlight is the chart-topping "If I Had a Hammer," which reached No. 1 in 36 countries and was a radio favorite for many years. The hit single sold more than 4 million copies and the album sold more than 1 million and was awarded a gold record. Now you can hear the classic favorite back on vinyl, and in a heavyweight QRP pressing with its gorgeous dead-silent backgrounds. For the first time on vinyl, all of the lyrics are included!
|2. If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)|
|3. Bye Bye Blackbird|
|4. Cielito Lindo|
|5. This Land Is Your Land|
|6. What’d I Say|
|7. La Bamba|
|Gotta Travel On|
|Down By The Riverside|
|When The Saint’s Go Marching In|
|10. Unchain My Heart|