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The Vinyl Frontier #2 - Collecting Tex-Mex & Chicano Vinyl

Posted by Joe Goldmark, August 17, 2011 06:41pm | Post a Comment

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To check out extensive LP label and price guides, head to the Vinyl Beat website!

Tex-Mex, the melding of rock and roll with Chicano music, started in San Antonio and L.A. in the late 1950s. It quickly spread to all Mexican-American communities throughout the Southwest. It wasn’t called Tex-Mex in L.A., but there was a similar aesthetic in all the Chicano communities and I’ll lump them together for the purposes of this article.

Some of the more famous bands in Texas were The Sir Douglas Quintet,Sunny & the Sunliners,Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, Little Joe & the Latinaires, Freddie Fender, Rocky Gil, and The Royal Jesters. In L.A., it started with Ritchie Valens and Chris Montez, and the mid-‘60s saw the rise of Thee Midnighters, The Premiers, Cannibal & the Headhunters, and a host of lesser known bands.

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Raphael Saadiq and Los Lonely Boys at Grammy Museum This Month

Posted by Amoebite, March 8, 2011 11:15am | Post a Comment

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The GRAMMY Museum’s The Drop welcomes Raphael Saadiq on March 23! Saadiq has carried the torch for old-school R&B and in the process has established his place as one of music’s most highly regarded recording artists and producers. 

On March 25, The Drop welcomes Los Lonely Boys! The Texican Rock’n’Roll trio meld Blues, Classic and Modern Rock, Soul and beyond. 

Both performances and discussions begin at 8pm in the Museum’s 200-seat Clive Davis Theater. Presented by American Express. Get all the details on the shows right here!