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Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio
Flaco Jiménez
Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio
Genres: World Music, Rock, Classical, Latin Music
 
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Though little known in Mexico, Jiménez is the conjunto figure who has captured a non-Latino audience, through his work with pop and rock figures from Doug Sahm to Ry Cooder and his membership in the Texas Tornados. Son of ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Flaco Jiménez
Title: Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arhoolie Records
Release Date: 12/1/1993
Genres: World Music, Rock, Classical, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Bolero, Europe, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Ballets & Dances, Polkas, Regional Mexican, Tejano, Norte?o, Ranchera
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 096297031827, 096297031841, 096297302149

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Though little known in Mexico, Jiménez is the conjunto figure who has captured a non-Latino audience, through his work with pop and rock figures from Doug Sahm to Ry Cooder and his membership in the Texas Tornados. Son of accordion pioneer Santiago Jiménez Sr., Jiménez is perhaps the most fiery and brilliant button accordion player on record. His dazzling instrumental lines are balanced by understated vocals, and always backed by fine bands. This CD includes his Grammy winning LP, plus selections from the earlier "El Sonido de San Antonio," perhaps his single greatest album. Here is a masterpiece of stripped-down, Texas barroom music. --Elijah Wald

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Real Tex-Mex Treat
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 02/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I grew up in California listening to a lot of Mexican music but never to anything like this. When I moved to Texas, I found modern Tex-Mex/Nortena quite distasteful. What was played on the radio had a dreadfully cheesy, commercial top 40 sound to it and so I was completely turned off. Then I saw Flaco play onstage with local legend Tish Hinojosa. I was captivated by his mastery of the accordion and the verve with which he played. He was good and he knew it! So I went out and bought this blockbuster of an album. I already knew the title cut and liked it, having heard the excellent Los Lobos rendition. When I put it on, I found that I am partial to rancheras, polkas, and the waltz. My favorite rancheras here are the title cut, Ni el Dinero ni Nada, and Gritenme Piedras del Campo. Not only does Jimenez play with great virtuosity, he also sings with great emotion. The best polkas are the world-famous El Barrelito, Traigo Un Recuerdo, and the high-energy La Barranca which inspires a desire to get up and dance. The waltz Morir Sonando is reminiscent of the style of Argentine waltz which was popular simultaneously with tango in the 1920s. I also really enjoy the accordion heroics displayed on Juarez as well as the vocals on the cancion Las Gaviotas. I like the rest of the album too except for Rosa Maria. Cumbia does not appeal to me. If you like Mexican music or are a fan of accordion, then this CD should appeal to you. Flaco Jimenez is a musician's musician and his music is the best introduction to what Tex-Mex can be in competent hands. A working knowledge of Spanish of course will add to your enjoyment of this brilliant work, but musically this is something even a monolingual gringo can enjoy. Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio is a real Tex-Mex treat. Treat yourself today!"