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All The Best From Mexico: 40 Mexican Favorites [2-CD SET]
Various Artists
All The Best From Mexico: 40 Mexican Favorites [2-CD SET]
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
 
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #2

From the accordion polkas of the Texas border to the dazzling harp of the Veracruz region, there's a huge range of folk music styles in Mexico. But this double-CD box is primarily aimed at lovers of mariachi who just can't...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: All The Best From Mexico: 40 Mexican Favorites [2-CD SET]
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Label: Madacy Records
Release Date: 2/9/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Mexico, Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Mariachi
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 056775900625

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From the accordion polkas of the Texas border to the dazzling harp of the Veracruz region, there's a huge range of folk music styles in Mexico. But this double-CD box is primarily aimed at lovers of mariachi who just can't get enough of the precision horn parts, swaying unison violins, and wildly joyful marimba. The unnamed ensemble on disc 1 brings impressive chops and unbridled enthusiasm that sweeps freshness even into standards like "La Cucaracha," "The Mexican Hat Dance" (disguised here as "El Jarabe Tapatio"), and the ditty that's become the American ballpark warhorse, "Las Chiapanecas" (you won't fail to recognize the middle section). Disc 2 adds a romantic bent with yearning Latin vocals and, of all things, an electronic keyboard that does little to detract from the nostalgic atmosphere. For a rootsy, rough-and-tumble version of mariachi, treat yourself to the CD Sones from Jalisco by Mariachi Reyes del Aserradero. --Bob Tarte

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All that you'd expect
C. Brennan | 06/22/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is most of the music you'd hear from any decent mariachi band or a soundtrack for a Mexican restaurant. Not terribly inventive or daring and on some tracks the production values are subpar. Overall, however, it's a fine introduction to traditional Mexican music and like any compilation, may very well lead the listener down the road to experiencing new artists."
Mexican Dream
Daniel Proosten | The Netherlands | 06/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The title of this CD already explains the feeling, "All The Best From Mexico". It is the ultimo CD for a hot summer night, when you enjoying a nice cold drink and feeling the late night heat. If you close your eyes and listen to these sounds you can dream off to one of the beautiful places in old Mexico . Because there are two CD's included you are able to listen to two hours of these traditional Mexican sounds. Enjoy the feeling!"
Great Mexican Party CD
Evelyn F. Harris | Chattanooga, TN USA | 01/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I do love a theme party...and this is the perfect compliment to a Mexican dinner party. Reasonably priced -- 2 CDs. The music really sets the tone for fun!"