Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio y Mas!

Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio y Mas!

by Flaco Jiménez

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Overview

Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio y Mas!

Following on from his father Santiago Jimenez' own successful run as a conjunto musician in San Antonio, Flaco Jimenez put together a conjunto of his own in the '50s, eventually becoming one of the most famous figures in Tex-Mex music (also known as Musica Nortena in Mexico). Based on the polkas and waltzes Mexican performers refashioned as rancheras, the Tex-Mex conjunto style features accordion, the 12-string bajo sexto guitar, bass, and drums. Flaco immediately staked his claim in the music with a distinctly imaginative and lively accordion style, finding the ideal backing from equally able Tejano musicians, including his father and his son David. For this excellent 1985 recording, Flaco teams up with noted bandleader and bajo player Toby Torres, bassist Henry "Big Red" Ojeda, and drummer Isaac Garcia. The group works through a variety of song forms, including rancheras, boleros, danzons, and polkas. Along with a fine rendition of the ubiquitous "El Barrilito" ("Beer Barrel Polka"), other highlights include a version of Jimenez Sr.'s "Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio," the sensuous danzon instrumental "Juarez," and the Toby Torres vocal feature "Un Viejo Amor." Throughout, Flaco's playing comes off as both astonishing and very enjoyable, especially on the live recording "Traigo un Recuerdo." With ten extra tracks on the CD, this Flaco Jimenez release makes for substantial and fine listening.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/01/1993
Label: Arhoolie Records
UPC: 0096297031827
catalogNumber: 318

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flaco Jiménez   Primary Artist,Accordion,Vocals
Juan Eddie Bosquez   Drums
Eduardo García   Banjo,Vocals,6-string bass
Isaac Garcia   Drums
Joe López   Banjo
Fred Ojeda   Vocals
Henry Ojeda   Bass
Frank Salazar   Bass
Oscar Tellez   Banjo,6-string bass
Toby Torres   Banjo,Vocals,6-string bass
Ruben Valle   Bass
Francisco Salazar   Bass
Joey S. Lopez   6-string bass

Technical Credits

Sebastián Yradier   Composer
Chris Strachwitz   Producer,Liner Notes
Santiago Jiménez   Composer
Prof. James Nicolopulos   translation
Yolanda Zepeda   translation
Guillermo Hernandez   translation
Traditional   Composer

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