Various Artists – Bravo Mexico ! (1969)

FrontCover1.JPGThe music of Mexico is very diverse and features a wide range of musical genres and performance styles. It has been influenced by a variety of cultures, most notably the culture of the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Europe. Music was an expression of Mexican nationalism, beginning in the nineteenth century.

Many traditional Mexican songs are well-known everywhere, including María Grever’s first international hit “Júrame” (“Swear to me”), and her song “Te quiero dijiste” (English version “Magic Is the Moonlight”), written for the 1944 Esther Williams film. “La Noche de los Mayas,” Huapango de Moncayo, “Sinfonía India (Second Symphony),” “Sobre las Olas,” “La Sandunga,” “Cielito Lindo” (“Beautiful Sweetheart”), “Bésame Mucho” (“Kiss Me a Lot”), “Perfidia”, “Solamente una vez” (English version “You Belong to My Heart”), “Esta Tarde Vi Llover” (English version “Yesterday I Heard the Rain”), “Somos Novios” (English version “We Are Dating”), “¡Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!”, and “Jesusita en Chihuahua,”

Irma SerranoOther famous songs include “México Lindo y Querido” (“Beautiful, Beloved Mexico”), “Jarabe Tapatío’ (known internationally as “The Mexican Hat Dance”), “El Rey” (“The King”), “El Triste” (“The sad one”), “Pelea de gallos”, “Enamorada” (“Enamoured”), “Échame a mi la culpa” (“Blame me”), “La ley del monte” (“The law of the land”), “La Bikina” (“The Bikina”), “Por Debajo de la Mesa,” “La Media Vuelta,” “La Bamba,” (“The Bamba”), “Lilongo,” and “Jarabe Pateño”. “La Cucaracha” (“The Cockroach”), although popularized during the Mexican Revolution, is a Mexican corrido. (by wikipedia)

And here´s a rare sampler, produced for the German record market with many of popluar singers from Mexico during this period. And maybe you will hear te soul of Mexico …

And we hear the roots of this famous sound of HerbAlpert and his Tijuana Brass Band …


01. Mariachi Los Mensajeros: El Sonero – El Guaje (Sones Jaliscienses) (d.Loza) 2.18
02. Irma Serrano: Flor del Rio (Cordero) 2.45
03. Jorge Valente: El Vivio (Ruiz/Zorrilla) 2.58
04. Mariachi “Jalisco” De Pepe Villa: Guadalajara (Villa) 3.04
05. Los Panchos; La Corriente (Navarro) 2.59
06. Eva Garza: Pader Nuestro (Delfino) 2.32
07. Fernando Soto: Rayando El Sol (Cancion Mexicana) (Traditional) 2.19
08. Mariachi Los Mensajeros: Chapala (Son) (Traditional) 2.21
09. Irma Serrano: La Martina (Castro) 3.03
10. Cuco Sanchez y Antonio: Bribiesca Maria Elena (Barcelata 3.07
11. Linda Vera Guindame: La Hamaca (Guaracha) 2.24
12. Irma Serrano: La Abandonada (Castro) 3.18
13. Mariachi “Jalisco” De Pepe Villa: El Mariachi (Guizar) 2.51
14. Jorge Valente: Calladamente (Maldonado) 2.26
15. Irma Serrano: Cariñto De Mi Vida (Valdes/Ortega) 1.46
16. Coral Mexicano: Cielito Lindo (Fernandez) 2.22



Los Panchos

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