Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
A Soulful Concert in the Twilight of a Great Career
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 04/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This concert was filmed at a Plaza de Toros in Colombia...I believe in 1998, which would make Don Antonio 79, and in the waning years of his long and legendary career. His voice is one of an elderly man, and there words and even phrases he skips, but one has to see and hear this DVD with one's spirit, and be moved to tears by its inner grandeur. Don Antonio is introduced by his wife Flor (Flor Silvestre, also a legend of Mexican cinema), who he calls his "Vieja hermosa," and says after her..."te adoro, te amo, te quiero, eres mia!" and his horse also is a beauty, as it dances and prances and obeys Don Antonio's every command; I find charro horses riveting to watch, and this white stallion is spectacular.
Antonio Aguilar made countless films during the Epoca de Oro of Mexican filmmaking (late 40's into the early 60's) and way beyond, and was called by some the "Roy Rogers of Mexico" because of the combination of acting, horsemanship and singing, and Aguilar also had an extensive and successful career as a recording artist. This concert is not one to particularly listen to, but to soak in the atmosphere, and the soul of a great artist. Total running time is 57 minutes, and the extra is a small photo gallery. Track list:
1: "Noches Tenebrosas"
2: "Mil Punaladas"
3: "Gabino Barrera"
4: "La Chancla"
5: "Ay, Chabela"
6: "El Hijo Desobediente"
8: "Camino de Guanajuato"
9: "El Rey"
10: "El Patas Blancas"
11: "Triste Recuerdo""
Don Antonio live
E. Walters | Phoenix, AZ | 03/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was never fortunate enough to see Don Antonio perform live, so this DVD is a treat. Don Antonio rides his horse and performs his most famous songs in a bull ring in Columbia (I think). I think this performance took place when he was in his late 70's or 80's. I like to compare this performance with the one in the movie "El As de Oro", a Mexican movie from the 60's when Don Antonio was much younger."