Little Joe, Ruben Ramos among All Stars on tribute CD to De La Rosa

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By RAMIRO BURR 

SAN ANTONIO -- Ruben Ramos, Ramiro Herrera, and Little Joe were among the top artists DelaRosaJerry-PanchoRodriguezJoeGaryRamDavidEstephanie 396.JPGthat participated in the video recording session Tuesday at the sprawling Keith Harter Studio for the Jerry De La Rosa all-star CD tribute project.

PHOTO: L-R Joe Posada, Gary Hobbs,Ramiro Herrera, David Marez and Stefani in front. Courtesy Ricardo Mireles Scorpion Studios

Also participating in the all-star CD project are David Marez, Stefani, Bob Gallarza, Jorge Moreno, Joe Posada, Leslie Lugo, Pete Astudillo, Gary Hobbs and Jay Perez. Executive producer Jorge Flores and a handful of other engineers coordinated the video shoot of the single  "Te Extrañamos Mucho," where cameramen synched the visual footage to the actual audio recording.images.jpeg

The project is wrapping up almost a month before the first-year anniversary of singer/keyboardist De La Rosa's passing. De La Rosa, a native of Laredo, was an influential keyboardist/arranger whose tenure included stints with Jay Perez, Fandango USA and Los Big Chihuahuas. He passed away at 42 in San Antonio on Aug. 27, 2007 after a lengthy illness.

"This tribute is special because it is bringing together many Tejano artists, which is very rare," said Houston-based DJ/Latin booking agent Jesse "Jumpin J" Rodriguez. "This shows that we can work together and that will be the main reason this will be a success.

"Everybody loves Jerry, he was a special person who touched many lives. Apart from 

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the musicianship, Jerry was a down-to-earth good person," said songwriter Pete Astudillo. "He would bend over backwards for you and really go all out if you need something."

In a recent marathon mixing session in north San Antonio at Robert Ybarra's Studio Cats recording studio, producers mixed, matched and sequenced the various voices that are on the tribute song "Te Extrañamos Mucho," which was written by award-winning songwriter and fellow Laredoan Humberto Ramon of Luna Llena Publishing.

Other participating artists include Agnes Torres, Arturo Gutierrez, Eddie Guerrero, Raul Sanchez, Rick Acosta, Jorge Alejandro, Paul Diamante, Jorge Moreno, Pancho Rodriguez, Marcos Orozco, Joey Martinez, Wally Garza,  Elio Quintanilla, Israel Maldonado, Judi De Leon, and legendary radio DJ and fellow Laredoan "Bird" Rodriguez.

The musicians that played on the song are Robert Ybarra, keyboards/guitars; Joey Sanchez, drums; Guillermo Rodriguez, bass; Mike Guerra, accordion; Joe Posada and Felo Sepulveda, saxophones.

The CD and single will be released on Aug.27, 2008. On that same day, a CD release party is tentatively scheduled at the Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores.. Flores said most of the artists that participated in the historic record will be on hand to sign copies of the CD and take photographs with fans.

Longtime radio consultant Danny Garcia (www.dcgvoiceworks.com) and Carmen Duran Garcia will serve as master of ceremonies.

 More details:

De La Rosa All-Star tribute CD in final mixing stages


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