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Who does it better? The late Rumel Fuentes or Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez?

Here’s Rumel:

And here’s Flaco: [Mas…]


The surf guitar cowboy classic Ghost Riders in the Sky/Jinetes en el Cielo lives to ride again in this new version by Los Baby’s.


“Hey, baby – que paso? I thought I was your only vato!” The Texas Tornados perform in a 1992 BBC video at the Gruene Hall, in Gruene, Texas.

Want to sing along? We’ve got lyrics! [Mas…]


Passions run hot in the lucharrific Aztec Gold Dating Game featuring the Glorious Gabacho, Gabe “The Babe” and filmmaker Erik Bosse; all three are vying to be the valentine of a smoldering San Antonio señorita. [Aztec Gold Dating Game by me, Victor Payan.]


The BBC sent a reporter to the Southwest to find out what it means to be a Mexican-American. The answer? It’s complicated.


“You shoulda told me you was married, baby,” she said. Those were the last words he ever heard. Flaco Jimenez and Ry Cooder explain: That’s the way the girls are in Texas! If not, we’ve got lyrics: [Mas…]

Freddy Fender Hispanic Heritage Music Video: ‘Cielito Lindo’

by MOON GUAC September 25, 2013 Cultura
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Ai, yai, yai yai! The late great Tex-Mex music superstar Freddy Fender has his way with the 1882 ranchera classic Cielito Lindo. But do you know the words? ¡Ajua! Here are the lyrics via Wikipedia:

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[Breaking] Back to School: Boys named ‘José’ get new names

by EresNerd September 5, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) All across America, elementary school teachers performed a traditional back-to-school ritual this week — the ceremonial renaming of thousands of boys named “José.” The annual ritual is performed when teachers take roll in the morning: First, teachers call the boys named “José” by new “American” names, typically “Joe,” “Joey,” or […]

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Angry Tejanos demand British Museum return Freddy Fender’s wig

by EresNerd April 23, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from TEXAS) Tejanos want singer Freddy Fender’s wig back. The Música Committee of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in San Benito last week demanded the British Museum effect “the immediate return of this important Tejano cultural item.” The salt-and-pepper Afro-style toupee, called “Freddy’s Fro,” disappeared from the singer’s home shortly after his death […]

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Valentine passions run hot in ‘Aztec Gold Dating Game’ (video)

by Victor Payan February 14, 2013 Cultura
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Passions run hot in the lucharrific Aztec Gold Dating Game featuring the Glorious Gabacho, Gabe “The Babe” and filmmaker Erik Bosse; all three are vying to be the valentine of a smoldering San Antonio señorita. [Aztec Gold Dating Game by me, Victor Payan.]

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RIP Johnny Perez, drummer for original Sir Douglas Quintet (videos)

by QUESO QUESEM September 13, 2012 Cultura
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Johnny Perez, the original drummer for Tex-Mex superstar band Sir Douglas Quintet, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 69. This 1965 video shows Perez and his bandmates performing their hit She’s About A Mover on NBC’s Hullaballoo. Here’s the band with Mendocino:

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Behind La Musica: Meet Tejano band ‘Los Mojados Guapos’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM June 27, 2012 Cultura
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VH Juan takes an up close and personal look at superstar Tejano band Los Mojados Guapos in this short segment from Behind La Musica.

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Letter to the Editor: How Cooter and son welcomed me to Alabama

by TOMAS SALAS May 16, 2012 Audio
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I knew that I was in a heap of trouble when the mechanics showed up in a big old beat-up four-wheel-drive mud-covered truck with a hand-painted sign on the doors that read Cooter’s Roadside Auto Repair. These fellas sat in their truck a little too long — staring at me — before they got out […]

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Time to boogie: Kid Ramos & the Fabulocos are ‘Burnin’ the Chicken’

by Comic Saenz March 19, 2012 Cultura
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Are you ready to boogie? Straight-up Texican boogie rocks the house eight to the bar in this 2009 Fabulocos show. The band is smokin’ — Mike Molina on drums, James Barrios on bass and Kid Ramos on guitar live in New Braunfels, TX. You can see in the video that it’s daytime in Texas. Luckily, […]

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