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Ballads and Corridos, 1949-1975 - Various Artists

Cod.artículo: 367


Precio: $15.00



These narrative ballads from both sides of the Texas-Mexico border were recorded in south Texas and Monterrey, Mexico between 1949 and 1975 by local recording firms, primarily IDEAL and FALCON. The topics range from politics, social and intercultural conflicts, disasters, labor strikes and interpersonal relations, to civil rights, immigration, the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, the saga of Patty Hearst, and more!


24 page booklet with detailed notes about each corrido by professor James Nicolopulos. Embedded in the CD (accessible by computer) are transcriptions and translations of all the songs.

1.Belen Galindo - Trovadores Nortenos
2.Asalto de Zamora - Los Cancioneros del BajÌo
3.La Llegua y la Potranca - Los Desveladores
4.Kilometro 1160 - Los Nortenos de Teran
5.Ezequiel Rodriguez - El Palomo y El Gorrion
6.Ezequiel Rodriguez - Meme y Lupe
7.Aventuras del West - Timoteo Cantu y Jesus Villa
8.El Guero Candelario - Juanita y MarÌa Mendoza
9.Mujer Paseada - Los 3 Reyes
10.Contestacion a Mujer Paseada - Juanita y MarÌa Mendoza
11.El Maton de San Antonio - Gaytan y Cantu
12.El Mojado - Timoteo Cantu y Jesus Maya
13.Corrido de Ismael Ramos - Los Bravos de Matamoros
14.Corrido de Chessman - Valerio Longoria
15.Lamento a Kennedy - Gilberto Lopez
16.Los Derechos Civiles - Los Oros del Valle
17.Homenaje a J. F. Kennedy – Los Conquistadores
18.Recordando al Presidente - Los Canarios del Valle
19.Corrido de Patricia Hearst - Los MagnÌfikos
20.Corrido de Martin Luther King - Gregorio y Maria
21.Las Crescientes de Beulah - Gilberto Perez
22.Rinches de Texas - Dueto Reynosa

These narrative ballads from both sides of the Texas-Mexico border were recorded in south Texas and Monterrey, Mexico between 1949 and 1975 by local recording firms, primarily IDEAL and FALCON. The topics range from politics, social and intercultural conflicts, disasters, labor strikes and interpersonal relations, to civil rights, immigration, the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, the saga of Patty Hearst, and more! 24 page booklet with detailed notes about each corrido by professor James Nicolopulos. Embedded in the CD (accessible by computer) are transcriptions and translations of all the songs.

REVIEW

“Corridos are narrative ballads popular on both sides of the Mexico-Texas border. They are usually presented as waltzes or furious polkas, and the subject matter ranges across the board from immigration issues and social conflicts to labor strikes, assassinations, natural disasters, and celebrations of the lives of local criminals and heroes, not unlike the material and melodies that American musicians like Woody Guthrie (and later, Bob Dylan) used as song fodder in the states. This set collects a wide range of corridos recorded by various local border recording companies — mostly by the Ideal and Falcon imprints — between 1949 and 1975, including interesting tracks like Los Desveladores' account of Mexican-styled horse racing (two horses at once down a straight quarter-mile track), "La Llegua y la Potranca," los Norteños de Teran's "Kilometro 1160," which details the car crash death of small-time gangster Arturo Garza Trevino, three corridos for President John F. Kennedy (both JFK and his brother Robert Kennedy were beloved and admired in Mexico and their deaths inspired countless corridos), and one for Dr. Martin Luther King (also much admired in Mexico) —Gregorio y Maria's "Corrido De Martin Luther King" was recorded only four days after King's death in 1968. It all makes for fascinating listening, and Arhoolie Records has provided embedded transcriptions and translations of all of these corridos as part of the CD, which is a definite plus, since with corridos, it is the story that matters more than anything.”

– Steve Leggett, AllMusic.com


CD 367
CD upc: 0 96297 03672 3