Mexican American musicians

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Paula DeAnda
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    Paula DeAnda

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    Paula Dacia DeAnda (born November 3, 1989) is an American pop singer-songwriter and actress. She first came to prominence with her first single, "Doing Too Much", which became a hit in the Southwest. She then got the opportunity to audition for Clive Davis, who signed her to Arista Records on the spot. Her debut album, Paula DeAnda, was released in 2006 and contained the US Billboard Hot 100 top twenty song "Walk Away (Remember Me)".


  2. Joan Baez
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    Joan Baez

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    Joan Baez (/ˈb.ɛz/; born January 9, 1941 as Joan Chandos Báez) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. She is regarded as a folk singer, although her music has diversified since the counterculture days of the 1960s and now encompasses everything from folk rock and pop to country and gospel music. Although a songwriter herself, Baez is generally regarded as an interpreter of other composers' work, having recorded songs by the Allman Brothers Band, the Beatles, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Violeta Parra, The Rolling Stones, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and many others. In recent years, she has found success interpreting songs of modern songwriters such as Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, Steve Earle and Natalie Merchant. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues.


  3. Natalie Mejia
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    Natalie Mejia

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    Natalie Mejia (born May 7, 1988) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and occasional rapper. Mejia is best known as a former member of the musical group Girlicious.


  4. Ritchie Valens
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    Ritchie Valens

    30,258 views


  5. Jaci Velasquez
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    Jaci Velasquez

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    Jacquelyn "Jaci" Davette Velasquez (Spanish Jaci Velásquez, born October 15, 1979 in Houston, Texas) is an American actress and Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer, performing in both English and Spanish.


  6. Yuridia
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    Yuridia

    13,980 views


  7. Los Lobos
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    Los Lobos

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    Los Lobos (Spanish for "the Wolves") are a multiple Grammy Award–winning American rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. They gained international stardom in 1987, when their cover version of Ritchie Valens's "La Bamba" topped the charts in the U.S., the UK and several other countries. In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


  8. The Lennon Sisters
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    The Lennon Sisters

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    The Lennon Sisters are an American vocal group initially consisting of four of the six sisters from a family of 11 siblings -- 6 girls, 5 boys: Dianne Barbara (a.k.a. DeeDee) (b. 1 December 1939), Peggy (Margaret Anne) (b. 8 April 1941), Kathy (Kathleen Mary) (b. 2 August 1943), and Janet (Janet Elizabeth) (b. 15 June 1946). All 11 Lennon children were born in Los Angeles, California.


  9. Freddy Fender
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    Freddy Fender

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    Freddy Fender (4 June 1937 – 14 October 2006), born Baldemar Garza Huerta in San Benito, Texas, United States, was an American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and the subsequent remake of his own "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights."


  10. Mimi Fariña
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    Mimi Fariña

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    Mimi Baez Fariña (born Margarita Mimi Baez, April 30, 1945 – July 18, 2001) was a singer-songwriter and activist, the youngest of three daughters to a Scottish mother and a Mexican-American physicist, Albert Baez. She was the younger sister of the singer and activist Joan Baez.


  11. Rick Trevino
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    Rick Trevino

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    Ricardo Treviño, Jr. (born May 16, 1971), known professionally as Rick Trevino, is a Grammy-Award winning Mexican American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Nashville in 1993, Trevino began his career that year with the release of his debut single, "Just Enough Rope", the first mainstream country music single to feature separate English and Spanish-language versions. The song was included on his debut album Dos Mundos; a self-titled album followed a year later. Trevino has charted a total of fourteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and recorded seven studio albums. His highest-charting single, "Running Out of Reasons to Run", spent one week at Number One in 1997.


  12. Johnny Rodriguez
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    Johnny Rodriguez

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    Juan Raul Davis "Johnny" Rodriguez (born December 10, 1951) is an American country music singer. He was the first famous Latin American country music singer, infusing his music with Latin sounds, and even singing verses of songs in Spanish.


  13. Poncho Sanchez
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    Poncho Sanchez

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    Poncho Sanchez (born October 30, 1951), is a Mexican-American conguero (conga player), Latin jazz band leader, and salsa singer. In 2000, Sanchez and his ensemble won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for their work on the Concord Picante album Latin Soul. Sanchez has performed with artists Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaría, Hugh Masekela, Clare Fischer and Tower of Power, among others.


  14. El Chicano
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    El Chicano

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    El Chicano is an American chicano rock and brown-eyed soul group from Los Angeles, California, whose style incorporates various modern music genres including rock, funk, soul, blues, jazz, and salsa. The group's name is from Chicano, a term for United States citizens of typically Mexican American descent.


  15. Flaco Jimenez
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    Flaco Jimenez

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    Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez (born March 11, 1939) is a Conjunto, Norteño and Tejano music accordionist from San Antonio, Texas.


  16. Pete Escovedo
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    Pete Escovedo

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    Peter "Pete" Michael Escovedo (born 13 July 1935 in Pittsburg, California) is a Mexican-American musician percussionist.


  17. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
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    Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs

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    Domingo "Sam" Samudio (born 6 March 1937, Dallas, Texas), better known by his stage name Sam the Sham, is a retired American rock and roll singer. Sam the Sham was known for his camp robe and turban and hauling his equipment in a 1952 Packard hearse with maroon velvet curtains. As the front man for the Pharaohs, he sang on several Top 40 hits in the mid-1960s, notably the Hot 100 runners up "Wooly Bully" and "Li'l Red Riding Hood".


  18. Tito Larriva
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    Tito Larriva

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    Humberto "Tito" Larriva is a Mexican/American song writer, singer, musician, and actor.


  19. Lighter Shade of Brown
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    Lighter Shade of Brown

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    A Lighter Shade of Brown (LSOB) was a Mexican American hip hop duo from Riverside, California best known for their 1990 hit single "On a Sunday Afternoon", a success in the U.S., written by songwriters/musicians David Dunson & Micah Carson.


  20. Coke Escovedo
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    Coke Escovedo

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    Joseph Thomas "Coke" Escovedo (April 30, 1941 – July 13, 1986) was an American percussionist.


  21. Lydia Mendoza
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    Lydia Mendoza

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    Lydia Mendoza (May 21, 1916 – December 20, 2007) was an American guitarist and singer of Tejano, conjunto, and traditional Mexican-American music. She is known as "La Alondra de la Frontera" (or "The Lark of the Border" in English).


  22. Coco Montoya
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    Coco Montoya

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    Coco Montoya (born Henry Montoya, October 2, 1951, Santa Monica, California) is an American blues guitarist and singer and former member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers.


  23. The Cruzados
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    The Cruzados

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    The Cruzados were a 1980s rock band from Los Angeles, California.


  24. Rosie Flores
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    Rosie Flores

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    Rosie Flores (born September 10, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas) is a rockabilly and country music artist. Her music blends rockabilly, honky tonk, jazz, and Western swing along with traditional influences from her Tex-Mex heritage. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, where August 31 was declared Rosie Flores Day by the Austin City Council in 2006.


  25. Cannibal And The Headhunters
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    Cannibal And The Headhunters

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    Cannibal and the Headhunters are an American band from East Los Angeles. They were one of the first Mexican-American groups to have a national hit record, "Land of a Thousand Dances", recorded on the Rampart label. They were the opening act on The Beatles' second American tour, backed up by the King Curtis band. They played at the historic Shea Stadium concert on August 15, 1965 headlined by The Beatles.


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