“Play the Hits” drops Nov. 1 on the group’s Mono Mundo Recordings.
The first single, “Swingin’,” The Mavericks’ take on the John Anderson’s classic. “I always thought that underneath, it could be a really sexy song,” Malo said.
The Mavericks put horns and swagger on Waylon Jennings’ “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” Other songs include a Rat Packed “Don’t Be Cruel” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” with the spirit of Fats Domino and Dion & the Belmonts.
Freddy Fender’s “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” features Flaco Jiménez. Malo sings “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” by himself, Few bands have had a more fitting name than the Mavericks. When they first stood Nashville on its ear in the early ’90s - with hits like the insanely grooving rockabilly Tex Mex of “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down”