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Tejano Roots, Raices Tejanas - Various Artists (CD)

Tejano Roots, Raices Tejanas - Various Artists (CD)

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Tejano Roots | Raices Tejanas - Various Artists (CD)

From the heart of South Texas 24 regional juke box hits from IDEAL Records the first major Tejano owned and operated recording company (1946 – 1969). Pioneer accordion masters Narciso Martínez and Juan López; Conjunto Stars Paulino Bernal Tony De La Rosa and Valerio Longoria; the first Tejano orchestras of Beto Villa and Isidro Lopez; “Las Grandes De Tejas”: Lydia Mendoza first woman star of Tejano music known to every strata of Spanish speaking society throughout the Americas and Chelo Silva queen of the Bolero; Lydia’s sisters Maria and Juanita; and the first female duo on IDEAL: Carmen & Laura. Super star Freddie Fender by himself and also with an early garage-rock classic under the pseudonym of Eddie con Los Shades along with other gems from the formative period of Conjunto and Tejano music. CD includes 24-page booklet with notes photos song texts etc.

  1. Mi Unico Camino - Conjunto Bernal
  2. La Cuquita (Polka) - Narciso Martinez
  3. Feliz Sin Ti (Bolero) - Lydia Mendoza
  4. 4 or 5 Shots of Liquor - Tony de la Rosa
  5. Ausencia (Vals) - Narciso Martinez
  6. Because of Your Absence - Carmen y Laura
  7. Mi Pecosita (Polka) - Beto Villa y Su Orquesta
  8. Gregorio Cortez (Corrido) - Jesus Maya/Timoteo Cantu
  9. One Memory Remained - Trio San Antonio
  10. Three Pieces of Advice - Hermanas Mendoza
  11. La Primavera (Redova) - Juan Lopez
  12. La Tijerita (Polka) - Juan Lopez
  13. Pretty Woman - Valerio Longoria
  14. Thoughts (Bolero) - Conjunto Bernal
  15. Love Me, Dear (Bolero) - Chelo Silva
  16. Pachuca Blues (Blues) - Beto Villa y Su Orquesta
  17. Sweetheart, Antonia (Rock) - Conjunto Bernal
  18. Corina, Corina (Blues) - Freddie Fender
  19. How Bad (Rock) - Eddie Con los Shades
  20. Sweet Heart of the Town - Isidro Lopez/Conjunto Ideal
  21. It's Too Late to Change Your Mind - Isidro Lopez y Su Orquesta
  22. Why Are You Leaving Me? - Agapito Zuniga
  23. Your Destiny - Lydia Mendoza
  24. The Clouds - Wally Almendarez

Label: Arhoolie Records

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