While looking through some old cassette tapes in preparation for my next podcast, I came across a rehearsal tape of myself, Teresa Covarrubias and Gabriel Tenorio doing a song we co-wrote entitled "Soledad". I've been in several incarnations of bands with Teresa and at the time we were performing together as Goddess 13. One of our friends, a guitarist named Gabriel, had some ideas for his own songs and asked for our assistance in finishing them. Teresa and I added some lyrics, some melodies and harmonies and the finished song is what you hear below. Teresa and I share lead vocals and Gabriel plays guitar.
Teresa and Alice - Goddess 13
It happened that Plaza de la Raza was holding a songwriter's competition around this same time and we entered our new song in the contest, performing it live for the judges and we won! I used my portion of the prize money to purchase my very first electric guitar, a Fender Strat, which I played for many years and just handed down to my stepdaughter for her most recent birthday.
Like most of my songs, this one was not professionally recorded in a studio. It was taped - pretty much live - on a cassette recorder in Gabriel's living room. It's overmodulated in parts and low-fi but still listenable. I hope you enjoy it!
Soledad - Luna Nova