Tejano Roots: The Women (1946-1970)

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Recorded for the Ideal label in Texas between 1946 and 1970, this gathers about an hour's worth of female-sung Tejano music, from a time in which the form was ignored by companies outside of the region. Most but not all of the 22 tracks are duets, sometimes between sister teams, and are often punched up with conjunto and orquesta accompaniment; the liner notes speculate that this was because the growing Tejano middle class disapproved of the accordion sound and its proletarian associations. From a sociological point of view, this music was interesting in that it offered Tejano women creative outlets in a musical and social environment in which females were ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Recorded for the Ideal label in Texas between 1946 and 1970, this gathers about an hour's worth of female-sung Tejano music, from a time in which the form was ignored by companies outside of the region. Most but not all of the 22 tracks are duets, sometimes between sister teams, and are often punched up with conjunto and orquesta accompaniment; the liner notes speculate that this was because the growing Tejano middle class disapproved of the accordion sound and its proletarian associations. From a sociological point of view, this music was interesting in that it offered Tejano women creative outlets in a musical and social environment in which females were discouraged from taking place in activities outside of the home. Anthropological considerations aside, it's a decent collection of ranchera, bolero, and cancion variants of the Tex-Mex sound, with occasional solo artists including Lydia Mendoza amidst the duets; Chelo Silva's dignified bolero "Si Acaso Vuelves" is a standout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/1/1993
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297034323
  • Catalog Number: 343
  • Sales rank: 265,568

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Que Cobarde - Carmen y Laura (2:43)
  2. 2 Angel Mio - Carmen y Laura (2:32)
  3. 3 Se Me Fue Mi Amor - Carmen y Laura (3:25)
  4. 4 Perdon Mujer - Las Abajenas (2:37)
  5. 5 Ya No Quiero Que Me Quieras - Las Abajenas (2:27)
  6. 6 Amor Pendiente (2:36)
  7. 7 Mi Fracaso (2:48)
  8. 8 Tienes Otros Amores - Hermanas Segovia (2:56)
  9. 9 No Quiero Esperar - Hermanas Segovia (2:20)
  10. 10 Contestacion a Mi Cafetal - Delia Y Laura (2:48)
  11. 11 La Traidora - Rosita y Laura (2:41)
  12. 12 Esperando (Waiting) - Rosita y Laura (2:59)
  13. 13 La Que Sea (2:46)
  14. 14 Rama Seca - Hermanas Guerrero (3:07)
  15. 15 La Casada - Hermanas Guerrero (2:27)
  16. 16 Carta de Luto - Maria Luisa Guerrero (2:42)
  17. 17 Si Acaso Vuelves (2:53)
  18. 18 Adios Angelita Rivas - Las Rancheritas (2:52)
  19. 19 Le Falta un Clavo a Mi Cruz - Las Rancheritas (2:45)
  20. 20 Aunque Me Odies (2:44)
  21. 21 Puentes Quemados - Los Conjunto (3:07)
  22. 22 Amor Bonito (2:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony de la Rosa Accordion
Las Hermanas Mendoza Vocals, Track Performer
Lydia Mendoza Vocals, Track Performer
Chelo Silva Vocals, Track Performer
Narciso Martínez Accordion
Conjunto Bernal Track Performer
Las Abajenas Vocals, Track Performer
Paulino Bernal Accordion
Hermanas Cantu Vocals
Rosita Fernandez Vocals, Track Performer
Hermanas Fraga Vocals, Track Performer
Maria Luisa Guerrero Vocals, Track Performer
Carmen y Laura Vocals, Track Performer
Rosita y Laura Vocals, Track Performer
Las Rancheritas Vocals, Track Performer
Hermanas Segovia Vocals, Track Performer
Gilberto Lopez Accordion
Jesus "Chuy" García Bass
Santiago Alameida Bajo Sexto, 6-string bass
Juan Garcia 6-string bass
Technical Credits
Armando Marroquín Producer
Chris Strachwitz Liner Notes
Elizabeth Weil Cover Design
Wayne Pope Cover Design
Jim Nicholopulos Liner Notes
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