iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Poor Man's Son by Franky Perez, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Poor Man's Son

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

For Las Vegas singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Franky Perez, it's a good thing the Latin music flame is burning dim. If his debut, Poor Man's Son, would have come out, say, four years previously, it would have automatically been buried in that genre, for no other reasons than his last name and the tinges of Cuban influence trickled throughout the CD. But now Poor Man's Son, which Perez recorded with his band the Highway Saints, stands the chance to shine. Perez's songwriting chops are up there with the underappreciated Jude Cole, especially in the opening track, "Two Lost Angels," and the first single, "Something Crazy." A tale of a woman who wishes to escape the horrors of domestic abuse and the man who longs to save her, "Something Crazy" is powerful — "She says that she's afraid to leave/She says someday he's gonna kill me/'Cause when he's drunk he talks with his fists." Perez's songs are at once heartbreaking ("Something Crazy" and the ballad "Again," an urgent love song in which Perez begs for a second chance), political ("Cry Freedom," no relation to Bob Marley), angry ("Life on the Edge"), and downright sexy ("American Classic"). Perez drools over his "American Classic" in technicolor — "It's the way she makes me guess/What she's wearing/Under that summer dress/It's the things she implies/In the roundabout way." The son of Cuban emigrants, Perez is clearly influenced by his heritage, as marked in "Southwest Side" and "Bella Maria." With Cuban music as a base, he successfully experiments with a buffet of tastes including sultry blues, roots rock, inoffensive '80s rock, and anthemic pop. In a nod to his love of early Stax and Elvis Presley records, he uses the Vincent Sisters and the Sweet Inspirations as backup vocalists. If there's a negative, it's that Poor Man's Son is a long project to tackle, with 18 songs. But Perez is rich with talent.

Biography

Born: Las Vegas, NV

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Singer/songwriter Franky Perez got his musical start when he befriended fellow conga legend and Cuban exile, Lazaro Valdez. Perez initially wanted to kick things off in New York City, but funds were low so a trip to Miami for a cultural reconnection suited him fine. Valdez and Perez immediately connected; Perez soaked up Cuban rituals like voodoo while honing his musical background. He was also waiting tables and barely scraping by when former Van Halen/Black Crowes manager Pete Angelus contacted...
Full bio
Poor Man's Son, Franky Perez
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries