V/A - The Heart of Mexico -- Exciting Musica Tipica, Recorded in Mexico

“The Music in this album represents The Heart of Mexico in all its facets…With all its color and sensitivity! The Bright Mariachi, with its highly emotional and fun-loving sound…The romantic and sentimental music of the Trio, whose soft strumming guitars speak of love and serenades in the night: as well as the gaiety and spontaneity of the piquant rhythm of the Jarocho groups…All this music, in its most sincere form, unadulterated, honest and clear as the azure skies under which it was born, gives us the most accurate insight into…The Heart of Mexico.” (Back cover)

This 1961 Gene Norman comp offers up a fine selection of live-recorded performances from a healthy handful of excellent Mexican combos. Vinyl rip by yours truly. Enjoy!

Release Information
Year: 1961.
Country: Mexico + USA.
Label: Gene Norman Presents.
Side A
1. La Rondalla de Tijuana - Guadalajara
2. San Martin Trio - Las Alteñitas
3. La Gloria Quintet - La Malagueña
4. Maricela y Mariachi Corral - Ay! Jalisco, No Te Rajes
5. Ensueño Trio - Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado
6. Mariachi Corral - La Cecilia

Side B
1. Quarteto Boca del Rio - El Cascabel
2. La Rondalla de Tijuana - Rayando el Sol
3. Maricela y Mariachi Corral- Me He de Comer Esa Tuna
4. Los Pajaritos Trio - La Adelita
5. Mariachi Corral - Cocula
6. La Rondalla de Tijuana - Cancion Mixteca
Comments (12)

12 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love this. Canción Mixteca is the dopest!

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  3. Joey Dean says:

    can you get this up as MP3 please boss?

  4. Lud's Church says:

    Awesome stuff. Always love the Mexican music you post. Track 10 seems to be a blank 5 seconds though!

  5. nicholab says:

    @ Lud’s Church — Glad you’re feeling this. RE track 10: You’re right. I’m working on the replacement now. Was doing dishes while reviewing my rip yesterday, so that brief silence must’ve just flown right past. Stay tuned for the fix!

  6. nicholab says:

    OK, here are the fixes for Track 10 – La Adelita

    (Flac) https://www.adrive.com/public/PwCreV/10 La Adelita.flac

    (Mp3) https://www.adrive.com/public/jTFFvf/10 La Adelita.mp3

  7. Lud's Church says:

    Cheers nicholab! We do not deserve you xxx

  8. Unknown says:

    Oh my goodness! I cant stop listening to this. It stirs my soul. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! got anymore mexican music….it’s my new love

  9. Anonymous says:

    I have a soft spot for Mexican music, and Mexico in general. Spent a lot of time there. Forget the resorts, it is a country with real heart, history, pain, sorrow and joy like no other. Thanks!

  10. Jordan Lee says:

    thank you so much for the upload! the mexican records you’ve been uploading have been superb


  11. Eendachtige says:

    Just discovered this site while searching for Les Amazones de Guinée – A Couer de paris (any chance of that being reposted?). Hard to resist leeching everything, take a week off from work and listen all day long. Great stuff.

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