Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ranchera Norteños

Because I am Mexican-American, my early childhood is filled with the memories of corridos norteños, rancheras, cumbias, boleros and the like. They are very dear to my heart, esp these old 45's I have.

The next four I am posting are considered to be Ranchera.
"The word ranchera was derived from the word rancho because the songs originated on the ranches and in the countryside of rural Mexico." wikipedia


These "rancheras" I have posted are "norteños" or "conjuntos," meaning that what you'll hear most of is the accordian and the bajo sexto, which if you don't know what that is, it's a kind of classical 12 string guitar, "fused" with a bass sound to it.

These 45's are by Los Tigres Del Norte, recorded in 1970. Their first album was on the "Discos FAMA Records" located in San Jose, CA, I believe, now out of print.

Mi tia, my auntie, who lived in San Jose, sang and recorded with them in those early days and it thrills me to have these in my possession.

As someone recently said to me. . ."chido. . . un tesoro". . .they are a real treasure.

These are the rancheras I love. This is the sound that takes me back!

Enjoy!


"De un Rancho A Otro" de Los Tigres Del Norte




"Morena de San Francisco" de Los Tigres del Norte




"El Cheque" de Los Tigres del Norte




"Juana La Traicionera" de Los Tigres del Norte








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