15 Early Tejano Classics

15 Early Tejano Classics

     
 
Tracks from 15 tejano albums in the Arhoolie catalog are featured on this budget-priced sampler; Freddy Fender and (to a lesser degree) Lydia Mendoza are the only artists who might enjoy a reasonably wide degree of name recognition among the general public. An advantage of a sampler such as this, which at a glance draws helter-skelter

Overview

Tracks from 15 tejano albums in the Arhoolie catalog are featured on this budget-priced sampler; Freddy Fender and (to a lesser degree) Lydia Mendoza are the only artists who might enjoy a reasonably wide degree of name recognition among the general public. An advantage of a sampler such as this, which at a glance draws helter-skelter from a bunch of unrelated artists, is that there's more diversity than there is on typical tejano music anthologies, most of which draw from a certain style or era. Actually, a lot of this does date back a few decades (or even more). There are some good orquestas with a near big-band feel to the arrangements, a raw (almost garage) sentimental Spanish rocker from Fender, a melancholy bolero from Chelo Silva, and good harmonies by Carmen y Laura. It's a good intro compilation to the style whether you're on a budget or not, although because it's in a budget series, there are hardly any liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/1998
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297010921
catalogNumber:
109
Rank:
124009

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony de la Rosa   Track Performer
Hermanas Mendoza   Track Performer
Lydia Mendoza   Track Performer
Chelo Silva   Track Performer
Conjunto Bernal   Track Performer
Beto Villa   Track Performer
Freddy Fender   Track Performer
Balde Gonzalez   Track Performer
Carmen y Laura   Track Performer
Chris Sandoval   Track Performer
Agapito Zuniga   Track Performer
Beto Villa Y Su Orquesta   Track Performer
Oscar Martinez   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Pinie Caceres   Arranger
Tom Diamant   Producer
Chris Strachwitz   Producer,Cover Photo
Wayne Pope   Series Art Design
D.A.R.   Composer
Juan Colorado   Composer
Beto Hinojosa   Composer

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