Mexican Music

Ask most people, at least those living outside of Mexico, what their idea of Mexican music is, and they’ll tell you that it sounds like a ranchero or the Jarabe Tapatio. Or that nice Jewish Boy from Los Angeles, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass.

The Happy Booker often writes about others’ music choices as the guest D.J., and she invited Sam Quinones, author of Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration, to share his selections.

Now, even though Quinones is a fantastic writer, his tastes aren’t mine. So I wandered around to to see what C. M. Mayo, editor of Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion and Tameme had in mind.

I’m happy that neither of them mentioned Armando Manzanero, the Barry Manilow of Mexico.


One comment on “Mexican Music

  1. Lest we forget…
    ‘La Chica Dorada’ Pau-Pau Paulina Rubio singing her smash hit ‘Ni Uno Solo Palabra’ in a banda style!! Sounds kinda comical the first time out…all that oom-pah-pah makes me think of fat Germans in lederhosen.


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