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First & Last Recordings
Santiago Jimenez
First & Last Recordings
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
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The title says it all. These are Don Santiago's best tunes from his early days to his later collaborations with his son Flaco and veteran upright bass player Juan Viesca. Like Narciso Martinez, considered the founding fath...  more »

      
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All Artists: Santiago Jimenez
Title: First & Last Recordings
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arhoolie Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 5/12/2009
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Regional Blues, Cajun & Zydeco, Mexico, Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Tejano, Norte?o
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 096297041420, 096297041444

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The title says it all. These are Don Santiago's best tunes from his early days to his later collaborations with his son Flaco and veteran upright bass player Juan Viesca. Like Narciso Martinez, considered the founding father of conjunto, Jimenez was a first-tier pioneer. And like Martinez, his first hits were instrumental polkas. His best are included here--"El Aguacero," "Sal Su Puedes," and "Atotonilco." The sound quality may seem primitive--after all, they were recorded five decades ago--but the inherent old-world charm still carries through. The Jimenez original "Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio" is pure gold. It was this song, albeit re-recorded, that won his son Flaco a Grammy in 1986 for an album by the same name. --Ramiro Burr

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