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Mexican-American Border Music, Vol. 1: Pioneer Recording Artists (1928-1958)
Various Artists
Mexican-American Border Music, Vol. 1: Pioneer Recording Artists (1928-1958)
Genres: Country, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
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The first album in Arhoolie's superb Tex-Mex series, this traces the roots of the modern norteño-Tejano-conjunto sound. We hear the early accordion players and duet singers, then see them come together in the 1930s and '40...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Mexican-American Border Music, Vol. 1: Pioneer Recording Artists (1928-1958)
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arhoolie Records
Original Release Date: 6/8/1994
Re-Release Date: 5/30/1994
Genres: Country, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Classic Country, Mexico, By Decade, 1950s, Regional Mexican, Tejano, Norte?o
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 096297700129

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The first album in Arhoolie's superb Tex-Mex series, this traces the roots of the modern norteño-Tejano-conjunto sound. We hear the early accordion players and duet singers, then see them come together in the 1930s and '40s, forming the heart of the style as it has existed ever since. All the key names are here, from the blind fiddler El Ciego Melquiades to the magnificent Texan diva Lydia Mendoza, accordion pioneers Santiago Jiménez and Narciso Martinez, and the trend-setting Alegres de Teran. A 36-page booklet puts the music in context and makes this an essential purchase for anyone interested in border music. --Elijah Wald

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