Soundtrack of Our Lives

by Partners

Released 2018
Honey Pi Music
Released 2018
Honey Pi Music
Partners is an acoustic duo, playing songs from the heart, about life's ups and downs, with a been-there-done-that and come back for more attitude.

Juntos Siempre

by Partners

Released 2016
Partners (Featuring Erasmo Salgado)
Released 2016
Partners (Featuring Erasmo Salgado)
Juntos Siempre is the Spanish version of Side By Side, a tale of finding love when least expected, and the exhilaration that follows.
NOTES
LA-based, singer/songwriters, Tapia Corel and Jim Rhodes have been performing together as Partners 'n Crime since 2009. They are real 'partners' in life, and recently decided to make the transition of identifying their duo as "Partners" -- with no crime involved -- just guilty pleasures! Their music reflects the experience, trials and tribulations of a life well lived, albeit sprinkled with a few mistakes, which sometimes made for interesting turns and twists of fate -- …
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Nights in White Satin

by Partners

Released 2016
Partners 'n Crime
Released 2016
Partners 'n Crime
This is a free-flowing acoustic version of the original recording,featuring Tapia Corel and Jim Rhodes on vocals and acoustic guitars.
NOTES
Partners 'n Crime is an acoustic duo, composed of Tapia Corel and Jim Rhodes on vocals and acoustic guitars. Their uncanny vocal blend is both compelling and haunting at the same, perfect for this remake of the iconic, rock-ballad of the 60's, originally recorded and performed by the Moody Blues.

Sangron

by Partners 'n Crime

Released 2015
Released 2015
Sangron is a light-hearted Tex-Mex Spanglish song, about a guy who won't get a job, can't clean the house and won't cut the yard, but is fine having a partner who does. Other than that, he's a lot of fun.
NOTES
Sangron was inspired by real life events, that are familiar to many women: the husband/boyfriend/partner who is big on talking, but not into doing. The Tex-Mex rhythm creates a light-hearted vibe, supported with authentic instruments (accordion, guiro and tres), tight Latin harmonies and full-throated and heartfelt "gritas." Combined with the catchy melody and humorous Spanglish lyrics, Sangron is the perfect party song for any fiesta. (Think Texas Tornadoes from a female point of …
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She's the One

by Partners

Released 2017
Released 2017
She's The One is an uptempo rocker, with an uplifting melody, with tight harmonies, driving guitar and make-you-want-to-dance vibe.
NOTES
Partners, Tapia Corel and Jim Rhodes, have been writing, recording and performing together since 2009. Their music "from and for the heart" is based on real life experiences, so much so, "She's The One" was written as a Valentine gift after their first year together

Their EP "Animated." debuted on Americana Radio in the Top Twenty of the Roots Music Report , in both Alt Folk and Folk categories, and finished #118 in the 2015 Top 200 Folk Albums. "I'm …
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Sangron

by Partners 'n Crime

Released 2015
Released 2015
Sangron is a light-hearted Tex-Mex song, that appeals to both Hispanic-American and American communities, especially in the Southwest. Its catchy hook is infectious and easy for all to understand, regardless of their first language.
NOTES
Sangron was inspired by real life events, that are familiar to many women: the husband/boyfriend/partner who is talks the walk and expects her to do all the work. The Tex-Mex rhythm creates a light-hearted vibe, supported with authentic instruments (accordion, guiro and tres), tight Latin harmonies and full-throated and heartfelt "gritos." Combined with the catchy melody and humorous Spanglish lyrics, Sangron is the perfect party song for any fiesta. (Think Texas Tornadoes from …
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Trumpon Sangron

by Partners

Released 2017
Released 2017
Trumpón Sangrón is a satirical novelty song, written in the Tex-Mex tradition, with a bouncy groove and authentic social commentary from Presidente Vicente Fox & Khizr Khan.
NOTES
Partners have been performing and writing together since 2009. For Trumpón Sangón, we opened up the mics to our friends to join in a give it an authentic Mexican-American festive air.

Grab a cerveza, taza de vino or Margarita -- and then join us in the chorus.

Nos dice que he loves us, and there’s no one above us
Y va darnos un mansion in the sky
He says nos quierre mucho, like …
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Animated

by Partners 'n Crime

Released 2014
Released 2014
Partners 'n Crime zero in on life's experiences with a been-there, done-that attitude, through both upbeat rockers and reflective ballads in rock/folk, country and Americana style. Their DNA-like harmonies are tight, and heartfelt. Come on in!
Partners 'n Crime
09/13/2015
Tapia Corel

Story

Collateral Damage is a plaintive, pathos-filled ballad about living with someone with PTSD, who has been changed by war, and is no longer the person you remember.  Yet, he is still 'family' and while you try to make the best of it, the toll it takes on your psyche, pride and quality of life is deafening.

It is written from personal experience and meant to shed light on the question "Why doesn't she just leave?" which is never easy to answer. 

Lyrics

Collateral Damage

Tapia Corel -2009

 

People often wonder, why  I put up  with your flak

Your drinkin’and your meanness, when you fall into vat

Of misery and loneliness, a cast-off from the war

I recall another time when life held so much more

 

And you used to be  good,  used to be so kind

When others were in need of help, you weren’t hard to find

And you could hold your shoulders wide.  Face into the wind|

But most of all: You used to be my friend

 

When we first walked together, and charted our new path

We took a vow for better, and laughter that would last

 And with each child we cherished, and welcomed to our world

Your manly pride beamed from inside, for our boy and girl

 

When you used to be good, used to be so kind

When others were in need of help,  you weren’t hard to find

And you could give your family dreams, that seemed to have no end

But most of all: You used to be our friend

 

Tonight you’re lost in dreams of what might have been

If you woulda, coulda, shoulda, found the time

To face your demons squarely, instead of hiding in|

Four quarts of beer, and countless shots of Early Times

 

And late at night I wonder, how I got into this mess

A quagmire of a marriage, filled with loneliness

My friends all see a siphon, who’s bound to bleed me dry 

Who sucks me dry of joy and pride, pretending that he  tries,             

 

But he used to be good, used to be so kind

When others were in need of help, He wasn’t hard to find

And he could give his family dreams, that seemed to have no end

But most of all,

He used to be our friend

Yeah, most of all,                               

He used to be our friend

 

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