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92_HR1008 LRB9217101BHbh 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of 3 Representatives are proud to congratulate Odilio Gonzalez, 4 "El Jibarito De Lares", of New York City for his success as a 5 talented vocal musician; and 6 WHEREAS, Odilio Gonzalez began his life like the 7 "Autoctono Singers" from the Island of Enchantment; and 8 WHEREAS, Mr. Gonzalez responded to a contract request and 9 brought his fine talents to the city of New York, where he 10 recorded his first album, "Trovador Jibaro"; and 11 WHEREAS, His desires pushed him to further pursue his 12 career in music, and using the success of his first album as 13 motivation, Mr. Gonzalez sought out greater opportunities; 14 the B.M.C. Record Corporation offered him a contract which 15 ultimately brought fame and fortune to Odilio Gonzalez; and 16 WHEREAS, Odilio Gonzalez's soft, full voice has made him 17 stand out as a "Bolerista Sensacional"; his vocal style is 18 described as a "Buen Jibaro Puertorriqueno" and has touched 19 not only the Hispanic community in New York, but also the 20 entire Latin-American world; and 21 WHEREAS, Some of Odilio Gonzalez's major hits include 22 "Eres Todo Para Mi", "Penitencia", "Mercedita", "Hablame", 23 "Una Tercera Persona", and "La Mano De Dios", among others; 24 therefore, be it 25 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 26 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 27 we congratulate Odilio Gonzalez on his outstanding musical 28 career and wish him all the best in the future; and be it 29 further 30 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be -2- LRB9217101BHbh 1 presented to Odilio Gonzalez as an expression of our esteem.
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