With many Americans, the response is typically “no” or “un poco”.
Ask if they’ve ever heard of Poco and the answer is typically “no”.
Well, I actually saw Poco in concert back in 1978 and while I really don’t remember much about the concert—and no, there were no drugs or alcohol involved, it was just a REALLY long time ago—I do know there are several of their songs that I love.
Last night, for some reason, I had a dream in which at the end of the events—as if it were a movie coming to a close—there in my mind’s ear was Rose of Cimarron. I woke up around 2:00 with the echoes still ringing in my memory. Why? I don’t know!
That said, Rose of Cimarron is a beautiful song that never gets enough airplay if you ask me. It’s a cross between pop and country, almost in the style of Southern rock that would make Freebird and Hotel California fans wish that the Van Zants or Henley had come up with it first. Still, I doubt anyone could have done it better.
The link below will take you to an early video of Poco performing the song. It’s a short version of the song and you actually can find a 6 minute-plus rendition out there. However, I prefer the video coverage shown here. (There’s an EmmyLou Harris rendition as well but not as nice.)
I hope you enjoy the song and get stuck on it too. It’s pure music, talent, and harmony!
Hablas musica? Un Poco!