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Don Santiago Jimenez Sr.

Don Santiago Jimenez Sr. - His First & Last Recordings (CD)

Don Santiago Jimenez Sr. - His First & Last Recordings (CD)

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Don Santiago Jimenez Sr. - His First & Last Recordings (CD)

Texas-Mexican conjunto music is a multicultural creation—a melding of Mexican and Central European dance music (primarily polka and waltz), with the diatonic button accordion being the lead instrument. Tejanos (Texans of Mexican descent) adopted the accordion as their own in creating the conjunto tejano music style. Don Santiago Jimenez, like his father Patricio, was a master of the button accordion and a player of traditional conjunto dance music. His recordings covered a period from the 1930s until 1979. This collection captures both ends of his recording career. His son, Flaco, accompanied him on bajo sexto on his last recordings.

Santiago Jiménez – accordion & vocals; with
(#1-12): Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez – bajo sexto and second voice; Juan Viesca – string bass. Recorded in San Antonio in 1979 by Chris Strachwitz.
(#13-25): with Jesús Via – bajo sexto, and Santiago Morales – string bass.


1 La Dueña De La Llave
2 La Tuna
3 Eres Un Encanto
4 Antonia De Mis Amores
5 El Satelite
6 Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio
7 El Primer Beso
8 Las Godornises
9 Vive Feliz
10 Los Gallineros
11 Zulema
12 Que Bonito Este Querer
13 Dices Pescao
14 La Tuna
15 La Luisita
16 Atotonilco
17 Marfa
18 Gran Polka Moderna
19 Calabazas A Mi Negra
20 Comadre, Tengame El Niño
21 Sal Si Puede
22 Vengo A Ver Unos Ojos
23 El Aguacero
24 La Madera
25 Tenmela Hay

Label: Arhoolie
Genre: Conjunto
Date Released: 

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