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Mexican-American Border Music, Vols. 6 & 7: Corridos & Tragedias, Vol. 1
     

Mexican-American Border Music, Vols. 6 & 7: Corridos & Tragedias, Vol. 1

 
The corrido has been called the "talking newspaper" for its role in documenting events in the lives of poor and often illiterate Mexicans and Mexican Americans on both sides of the border. This groundbreaking two-disc collection of historic recordings traces the development of the corrido from 1928 to 1937. While the "true" corrido has become something of a

Overview

The corrido has been called the "talking newspaper" for its role in documenting events in the lives of poor and often illiterate Mexicans and Mexican Americans on both sides of the border. This groundbreaking two-disc collection of historic recordings traces the development of the corrido from 1928 to 1937. While the "true" corrido has become something of a rarity, replaced by more fantastic tales, the hefty booklet accompanying this set includes the back story to many of the real-life heroes and villains whose exploits are celebrated here. Among them: the tale of Gregorio Cortéz, a man wrongly convicted of horse-rustling, who winds up a fugitive and murderer; the story of the folk hero Joaquín Murrieta, the Chicano Robin Hood; and many more bittersweet remembrances of hard times caused by flood, cursed rinches (rangers), and bootlegging. This is an essential document of life on the border. --Mark Schwartz

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Of all the seminal Folklyric tejano releases, this is to my mind the best. It's certainly the most lavish, with its 170-page illustrated booklet. But the corridos played, and play, such an important historical role in Texas-Mexican society, and musically are of such stark splendor, that there is no way this would not be a crucial re-release on every conceivable ground. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music

Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/1994
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297701928
catalogNumber:
7019
Rank:
117277

Tracks

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Performance Credits

Trio Matamoros   Track Performer
Madrugadores   Group
Hermanos Chavarria   Group,Track Performer
Andres Berlanga   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Alfonso Echeverria   Violin,Vocals
Francisco Montalvo   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Pedro Rocha   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Trinidad   Track Performer
Salas   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ortega   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Guzman/Rotterdam Conservatory Orquesta Tipica   Track Performer
Antonio Flores   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Machucambos   Track Performer
Luis M. Bañuelos   Guitar,Vocals
Guadalupe Guzmán   Vocals
Luis Hernández   Guitar,Vocals
Lupe Martínez   Vocals,Track Performer
Manuel Treviño   Vocals
Manuel Valdéz   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Angel Soto   Guitar,Vocals
Maria Lopez   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Leonardo Sifuentes   Guitar,Vocals
Mendoza   Guitar,Vocals
Hermanos Bañuelos   Group
Hermanos Sanchez   Group
H. Hernández   Harp
Silvano Ramos   Guitar,Vocals
David N.   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Humberto Ramírez   translation
Jonathan Clark   translation
Chris Strachwitz   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Reissue Liner Notes
Wayne Pope   Artwork,Cover Design
Prof. James Nicolopulos   Annotation,Copy Editing
Philip Sonnichsen   translation,Annotation
Juanita Salem   translation
Zack Salem   translation
Dix Bruce   Booklet Design
Pepi Plowman   translation
Flores Galindo   Composer

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