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Los Texmaniacs - "Deportee (feat. Lyle Lovett)" [Studio Session]
Watch the official music video for "Deportee" by Los Texmaniacs featuring Lyle Lovett, from 'Cruzando Borders' out on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Filmed by Charlie Weber Edited by Emma Cregan 'Cruzando Borders' available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Bandcamp: Also known as "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos," these Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics were inspired by a 1948 newspaper article on the crash of a plane near Los Gatos Canyon in California's Fresno County carrying farm laborers back to Mexico, but didn't mention any of the Mexican victims' names, merely calling them "deportees." Renowned country singer Lyle Lovett, an avowed Woody Guthrie fan, met Max Baca at the taping of an Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show, and graciously accepted their invitation to sing the song for this album. He feels the sentiment of the song callings for treating all people with dignity still holds true, saying "It's a timeless song, and it's an honor to sing those words." Los Texmaniacs: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Lyle Lovett: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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4 min 6 sec
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