He received his nickname, Hurricane, from his mother. As a child, he would accidentally knock things over;  the nickname became synonymous with his band, studio, and a recording label. Al Hurricane was often accompanied on stage by his children, sons Al Hurricane, Jr. He also performed frequently with his brothers Baby Gaby and Tiny Morrie. He was the subject of a tribute concert which was recorded as a set of two tribute albums , as well a DVD. Sanchez  in Dixon, New Mexico. The Sanchez family moved to Silver City and the father worked in the mines, until he became injured. At which point Bennie returned to work as a clerk at a department store in a Silver City. Jose had a band, called Los Sanchez, Bennie would often join in on vocals and guitar.
“Vestido Mojado,” Al Hurricane
Dozens of great clips from the festival. Most provided by Jerry Wellman. Thanks Jerry! Videos on vimeo and YouTube. Highly recommended.
The 10 Best Songs of New Mexico Music, America’s Forgotten Folk Genre
So its grand ambassador became Hurricane, a colorful character who wore an eye patch, had the best head of hair in music since Frankie Valli, and defined New Mexico music for 50 years. They, in turn, were giving their spin to a calypso classic originally grabada by Sir Lancelot in the s. I have no idea who cued the song to the old, racist Mickey Mouse cartoon in the YouTube clip shown here, but good for them! Religious tunes continue to play a big role in New Mexico, where Catholic traditions go back centuries. The resident of El Rito is a one-man treasure of traditional Hispano music , publishing a book New Mexican Folks Music: Treasure of a People and releasing 21 CDs that feature songs recorded as far back as the s. A favorite for straightforward party music, Cuarenta y Cinco mixes cumbias with rockabilly and other dance rhythms. And in this song, they take the Latino legend of La Llorona and make her happy for the first time in human history respect. The Mexican ranchera legend debuted this Manuel Hernandez song in , which anthropomorphizes a woman as a lark la calandria who uses false promises of love to trick a gullible sparrow gorrioncillo into freeing her from a gold cage. But did Hernandez base his classic on a New Mexico tune? Your email address will not be published.
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