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Blues - Released February 15, 2019 | The Last Music Company


Rock - Released December 1, 2008 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

Produced by Pete Anderson, Rosie Flores' debut made her out to be the female answer to Dwight Yoakam. Flores probably felt like that image straitjacketed her, but from a musical standpoint, it worked beautifully, incorporating Flores' San Antonio roots into Anderson's California country vision. Songs include "Crying Over You," "Somebody Loses, Somebody Wins," and "Blue Side of Town," which Patty Loveless wouldn't do nearly as well the following year. ~ Brian Mansfield

Country - Released January 1, 1999 | New Rounder

Cut from the same mold as Rose Maddox and Wanda Jackson, Rosie Flores is a 100-percent-for-real honky tonk gal and this album brings it out every bit as well as her '80s debut, reissued with bonus tracks on Rounder as Honky Tonk Reprise. Partially recorded live at Cibolo Creek Country Club in San Antonio, TX, Flores brings a batch of great originals to the mix with a band featuring Cindy Cashdollar on steel guitar and slide, drummer Donald Lindley, keyboardist Justin Reinhardt, and the estimable Sarah Brown on bass, highlighted by her own spot-on-the-money lead guitar work. This is no retro paint-by-numbers album, although tracks like the opening "Little Bit More," "'59 Tweedle Dee," and "It Came From Memphis" summon up that traditional vibe nicely. But in the main, Flores' well-crafted originals carry the day and her sound right into the new millennium nicely, with "We'll Survive," "From Where I Stand," "Tremolo," and her heartfelt tribute to her father, "Who's Gonna Fix It Now," being every bit as fine as any contemporary country that makes the airwaves. Her duet with Radney Foster on "Bring It On" and her version of Jackson's "Funnel of Love" (the only cover tune on here, by the way) are two more solid reasons to add this one to the collection. As nice of a contemporary traditionalist country album as you'll likely to find. ~ Cub Koda

Country - Released January 1, 1995 | Shout!

As the title indicates, Rockabilly Filly is Rosie Flores' first album that consists entirely of rockabilly tunes. Of course, she has always flirted with the genre, but it is refreshing to hear her take a full-fledged plunge. It's all the more impressive when you consider that it was recorded after she recovered from a wrist-shattering accident -- she plays with the vitality of a wild, young rockabilly cat throughout the album. ~ Sara Sytsma

Blues - Released August 31, 2018 | The Last Music Company


Country - Released January 1, 2004 | Shout!

Bandera Highway collects tracks from roots rocker Rosie Flores' three Hightone releases. Recorded in the early '90s, the albums showcased Flores catchy mix of rockabilly twang, melodic pop sensibility, and Western swing. Included are such standout cuts as the honky tonkin' "Blue Highway," the minor swing of "His Rockin' Little Angel," and the '50s-style rocker "You Tear Me Up." ~ Matt Collar