- The first single from Albert Zamora's new CD was released last Monday. It is called "El Chubasco" it's an updated version of that old Carlos Y Jose song that hit around 1980. Albert's CD will be called "No Puedo Quererte" and scheduled for release on July 10.
- Also be looking for the long awaited follow up to Ruben Vela's "El Coco Rayado" it is another power mix cumbia called "Los Amores De Magdalena". It will be the first single from his new CD called "Me Avente Orta Vez" schedueled for release also mid to late July.
- Goldie Hawn at Houston Sound
Goldie Hawn hired out La Mafia's Houston Sound Studio last week to lay down sound for the film she is currently directing in Houston. According to Randy Miller, studio manager and chief engineer, Hawn showed up with beau Kurt Russell in tow. The soundtrack will feature black gospel choir. The movie is set during the civil rights struggle.
- There's an article on Jennifer Peña in People En Español Primavera De 1997 issue.
This 3 page article, which is in spanish of course, includes 5 photos and
covers when and how Jennifer got into the music scene. If you wanted to know
more about Jennifer....this is the magazine to get.
This issue also has short 1 page articles on Bobby Pulido, Ricky Martin, Lucero, Jon Seda (who played Chris in the movie Selena, Alejandro Fernandez, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and more.
- Albert Zamora and his wife Rhonda are the proud parents of a baby girl born on Saturday.
Photo by George Tuley/Caller-Times
MCA Music Publishing is now ready to accept all kinds of unpublished songs--Tejano, Salsa, Country and Western, Cumbias--- recorded or unrecorded for consideration. Interested songwriters should include a cassette and words to songs or music they are submitting. These items should be sent to:
MCA Music Publishing 1603 Babcock Rd. # 140 SWan Antonio, Texas 78229Include a self-stamped, self-addresses envelope. Allow 10-12 weeks for response.
8TH ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO AT FAIR PARK
Dallas, Texas, January2,1997: Final plans for the 8th
Annual Cinco de Mayo at Fair Park are set for May 3-4, 1997.
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated throughout the DFW metroplex, the
State of Texas and in most major Hispanic markets in the U.S.
The Fair Park annual festival has become the most popular one
in Texas because of the cross-cultural entertainment, attractions
and marketing campaign. Cinco de Mayo has also become the occasion
to celebrate cultural diversity, as well as, Hispanic heritage.
Several new attractions have been added to this year's festival.
They include the Home Show offering everything from electronics
to bedroom furniture, the Auto Show featuring new cars and "how
to" seminars, the Bridal Show with a Quinceñera focus,
an Education Pavilion and Mexican Cultural performances in an
indoor theater. Additionally, the Health Fair will be expanded
to include a minimum of 20 different health screening and examination
services. The Job Fair will also be expanded to focus on summer
Great food and entertainment will be available for all to
enjoy. Gates open daily at 11am and close at 11pm. Group rates
are available. For more information,
please call Rincon Communications at 214-750-0670 or Fair Park
Rincon Communications 6060 N. Central Expwy. Suite 670 Dallas, TX 75206 214-750-0670 214-750-1038 Fax
- Posted on Usenet group alt.music.mexican by Arturo Javier Martinez:
- Elida y Avante in Car wreck
Last night after going to an autograph session in Laredo, Tx. Elida y Avante were in a car accident in Zapata, Tx. Their van flipped over 4 times and Elida was thrown out of the vehicle. Apparently there was an oil slick on the road. She was admitted to the Zapata Medical Clinic and then released early this morning. Since then she has been readmitted to the Napp Medical Hospital in Weslaco,Tx. Please keep her in your prayers.
- MTV goes Mariachi!
It's official: Arista's 16-year-old mariachi sensation is MTV's latest video star!
Big news: Nydia Rojas and her new video, "La Numero Uno," a mariachi rendition of Blondie's mega-hit "The Tide is High," has been added into rotation on M2.
Bigger news: the video will air in MTV's sample M2 hour on Wednesday, March 26, between 2-2:15pm EST / 1-1:15pm CST across the nation.
Biggest news of all: this is the first time for MTV and M2 to air an all Spanish-language music video. Nydia Rojas has made music history!
Photos from the concert.
Tight Flight Records Production ~ Management ~ Distribution
LATIN KRAZE VIDEO TO BEGIN FILMING!
Get ready Dallas, Ft. Worth.............Dallas' Hottest dance recording label, Tight Flight Records have set the date for the long-awaited, long-anticipated video shoot for the hottest song to hit the airwaves......."LATIN KRAZE"...by George Patino! Production on this video will be conducted by Mr. Sam Lozoya of Lozoya Films, Dallas, Texas. With locations already in place for this video, "LATIN KRAZE" will set the world on fire. Produced by Tight Flight Records CEO/Producer DJ Felony, "LATIN KRAZE" is a sure-fire hit! Tight Flight Records are heading to Miami, Florida for the Winter Music Conference '97.....get ready "LATIN KRAZE" is gearing up for THE BOX Music Television!
Club scenes for the video will take place Thursday, March 13th at the newest, hotspot, Club 2551 Lombardy Lane/, Friday, March 14th at the Guys & Dolls Ballroom, Ft. Worth (all ages this location only!), Saturday, March 15th at Tejano West & The Longhorn Ballroom! The public is invited to come "throw their hands in the air" and get in on the "LATIN KRAZE" People can tune in daily to KNON 89.3 FM between 12p-4p for more information. KNON Radio, Local DJ's, celebrities and the like will be apart of this historical event. Other locations have been set and will be announced on KNON 89.3 FM. LATIN KRAZE......LATIN KRAZE.....LATIN KRAZW............
VIDEO PRODUCTION BEGINS
Dallas' Supreme Dance recording labels, Tight Flight Records begins the filming of their very first dance music video for their hit single smash......LATIN KRAZE....performed by George Patino.....The long anticipated video production is finally here, kicking if off at Dallas's newest dance venues....CLUB 2551, Thursday night, March 13th....The public is invited to get in on the new kraze....the LATIN KRAZE.....Get ready to "throw your hands up in the air and wave them around like you just don't care".
Production will continue all weekend long, heading over to the Guys and Dolls Ballroom
in Ft. Worth, Texas (all ages here only)...as we continue the LATIN KRAZE everywhere! Saturday night Tight Flight Records will be at the Longhorn Ballroom performing along with Jennifer y Los Jetz and taking the video party over to Tejano West nightclub in Dallas, Texas.....and finally the LATIN KRAZE will storm into South Padre Island for Spring Break weekend and film the final takes!
Tight Flight Records are heading to Miami, Florida in 2 weeks to the biggest Dance Music Conference in the world, titled the Winter Music Conference '97 and will showcase the LATIN KRAZE video along with Tight Flight Records' Dance Compilations, "Southern Freestyle" and the latest release, "Taking U Higher", which features George Patino, Mila Marcil, Danny Damian and many others! Tune into local radio station KNON 89.3 FM daily for further information.....LATIN KRAZE.....gettin' ready to take the nation by storm!
Tight Flight Records
6110 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, Texas 75214
The Hometown Boys Win at XVIIth Tejano Music AwardsHouston, Texas, March 2, 1997 - Sunday, 5:01pm- Thousands cheered at the Alamodome in San Antonio Saturday night when the finalists were announced for Tejano Instrumental of The Year. The fans weren't disappointed when the winners were announced and The Hometown Boys took home their second Tejano Music Awards in three years. This time it was Joe's Special #10, the latest in the signature series from second brother and accordion master Joe Martinez. The song features Joe on accordion, vocalist Ricky on bass, Roman Sr., father of the group, on Bajo Sexto, and youngest brother Jesse on drums.
You may remember that they won their first TMA at the XVth Annual Tejano Music Awards for Mire Amigo which won the Conjunto Traditional category. Since then, Discos MM is proud to report that The Homies have released another album spawning the hit Dos Cosas on Tejano Radio all over Texas, as well as the award winning Joe's Special #10. They have also just finished putting the final touches on their latest studio effort which has yet to be titled.
Last September, The Hometown Boys were honored by their hometown of Lubbock, Texas when they were inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame. As the first Hispanic inductees, they join the ranks of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Bob Wills, Tanya Tucker, Mac Davis, and Waylon Jennings among a select few other notable musicians, actors, and artists. The West Texas Walk of Fame is located in Buddy Holly Plaza in Lubbock.
Unfortunately, while the crowds approval of the award was thunderous, The Hometown Boys themselves were not there to witness it. Max Silva, President of Discos MM and Musica Moderna Management, The Homies' record label and management company, was accompanied by his son, Max Jr. to accept the award. While Max Sr. accepted the award on behalf of The Hometown Boys and thanked the fans and Fono Visa (Discos MM's distributor), the younger Silva apologized to the fans and explained the bands absense saying, "We're sorry the Hometown Boys aren't here tonight, but they're out doing what they love more than anything, playing for the best fans in the world- Tejano Music fans."
The Hometown Boys would like to thank everyone who has supported them and allowed the success they enjoy; Tejano Radio, record stores, and most of all Tejano fans. Rickey Martinez, vocalist and eldest brother summed if up when told of the news, "We want to let everyone know how much this recognition means to us. Thanks to everyone. Especially, we want to thank fans of Tejano music. You make this possible. You're the reason we're here. Gracias a Dios, garcias a todos. Un beso y un abrazo. We love you."
Discos MM 5626 Brock St. Houston, Texas 77023 713-926-4432 713-926-2253 Fax
MAFIA WALKS AWAY WITH GRAMMYNEW YORK:With misty-eyed smiles, members of La Mafia stepped forward to receive their well-earned Grammy Award at the 39th Annual Grammy Award ceremony being held this evening in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden. With this crowning achievement, the group is recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (N.A.R.A.S.) for unparalleled musical excellence.
Nominated in the Latin music area, Category 52, "Best Mexican American/Tejano Performance" for their 1996 Sony Discos release, Un Millon de Rosas, La Mafia was one of five groups chosen from among some 150 finalists. As Grammy-nominees, members of La Mafia traveled to New York where they took their place among the world's foremost musical artists.
Nominated in 1995 for their album Vida in the Latin Pop category and again in 1996 for Exitos en Vivo in the Regional Mexican category, La Mafia will return to Houston where their hometown fans have already gotten wind of the "buzz."
"In Spanish we have a saying, la tercera es la vencida, which is like saying the third time's a charm. It's what we've worked so hard for all these years. And I give thanks to God and all of our peers in the music industry who've made this possible," said an elated Oscar De La Rosa from New York City.
The current single, Te Deseo lo Mejor, from the aforementioned Grammy award-winning album has begun charting in several major Texas markets. For more information, a current La Mafia biography, photo or CD, contact Abel Salas at (713) 224-3427 , or check the La Mafia web-site at http://www.lamafia.com.
- Best Latin Pop Performance
- Best Tropical Latin Performance
La Rosa De Los Vientos
[Sony Tropical Records]
- Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance
Un Millon De Rosas
- Discos MM Introduces The YoYo's
Houston, Texas, February 11, 1997. 12:57p: Discos MM announced today the next in line of great talent from Houston's premier Tejano Label. The Tejano label that produces The Hometown Boys. Los Dos Gilbertos, Annette Y Axxion and Los Pekadorez, is ready to introduce the newest of the Discos MM family.
Discos MM, along with FonoVisa - Tejano, is both pleased and proud to introduce The YoYo's to Tejano music. This conjunto consists of some familiar faces as well as some newcomers, but all are talented and ready to take Texas by storm. With their debut album, Desde Alla Del Cielo. The YoYo's are sure to make a great many fans wherever Tejano is played and enjoyed. In fact, the title track the from the album is already enjoying advance airplay on Houston's Super Tejano 108 FM as well as other key Tejano markets and is being heard as far away as New Mexico and Colorado.
Recorded at Houston's Legendary SugarHill Studios. Desde Alla Del Cielo is the result of finding classic songs that suit the group, as well as writing new songs, and playing all of them with a signature YoYo's sound. YoYo Guzman plays Bajo Sexto and sings lead while Ruben Loredo plays accordion and sings one of the closest and most complementary seconds in Tejano music. This dynamic duo registers a one-two punch with the crowd as bajo and accordion trade off the lead in an exciting game of musical tag.
While Tejano fans are used to the accordion taking the lead and giving accents to the musical lines, most are familiar with the bajo only as a rhythm instrument, with a few notable exceptions. The YoYo's smash this preconception with bajo playing nimble enough to take the lead and make the listener take notice.
Following the Conjunto-Tejano style made standard fare on Tejano radio everywhere by label-mates The Hometown Boys, The YoYo's center vocals around one voice, YoYo Guzman and add accents to certain lines with Ruben Loredos experience harmony. According to Discos MM president Max Silva, "The sound created when these guys [YoYo and Ruben] sing together is amazing. You have to hear it to believe it."
The debut album, Desde Alle Del Cielo, is due out the first week of March from Discos MM and FonoVisa Tejano.
For more information, contact:
5626 Brock St.
Houston, Texas 77023
- NEW: La Mafia 1982 - 1997
A Fifteen Year Retrospective
- Mexican singer/composer Cornelio Reyna died in Mexico City early Wednesday
morning in a hospital in Mexico City of a heart attack caused by a bleeding
stomach ulcer. Mr. Reyna, 56, was originally from Reynosa, Tamualipas along
the US/Mexican border.
My condolences to Mr. Reyna's family.
~ Abel M. Hernandez.
LA MAFIA LAMENTS LOSS OF LEGENDARY
COMPOSER, MUSICIAN, VOCALIST CORNELIO REYNA
Members of La Mafia were saddened to learn of Cornelio Reyna's passing. Due to complications resulting from an ulcer, Reyna--the legendary border region musician and prolific international composer--died at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 1997.
"We are all very sad to know he's gone," said La Mafia's Oscar De La Rosa. "I was fortunate to discovered his music through my parents when I was little. My father was a big Los Relampagos fan. We're going to miss him and his music very much."
In tribute to one of their musical heros La Mafia recorded numerous Reyna authored compostions, among them "Si Tu Supieras," on their 1986 release, "Me Cai de la Nube" on 1989's, Xplosiv, "Lagrimas de Mi Barrio," on Enter the Future and "Pedazo de Cari^Vo" on the Con Tanto Amor album. To demonstrate their appreciation for his musical genius, La Mafia invited Reyna to tour with the band through the U.S. and Mexico in 1988 and 1989.
La Mafia expresses their most heartfelt condolences to the surviving members of the Reyna family.
Los de La Mafia...
Cornelio's legacy lives on!
- My name is Al Westcott and I have been fighting radio broadcaster Howard
Stern's indecency and racism for many years. As a result of those
efforts I have been able to get more than $1.7 million in federal fines
against Stern and his broadcasters.
Now I need your help!
Please visit my web page and specifically the following link:
Here's how I need your help.
I am at a handicap in that I do not speak Spanish and have little resources in the Hispanic community.
I have found that Stern's broadcaster in San Diego, California is actually using transmission towers in Tiajuana which may be illegal since the station portrays that they are broadcasting in the US. The radio station call letters are XTRA.
I am currently working with the Federal Communications Commission to determine ownership, location, etc., however I need assistance from the Mexican government in order to shut this broadcaster down.
Any assistance you may be able to provide regarding this station, the transmitter in Mexico or any other material relative to this issue will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time.
- Pura Vida Music Awards has a new address.
- La Mafia Nominated for third consecutive Grammy.
- La Mafia to perform at 1997 Hispanic Inaugural Gala for President Clinton and Cabinet Members.
- Elida Reyna & Gary Hobbs to Host XVII TMA
- Elida Reyna and Gary Hobbs have been chosen by major TTMA sponsor Paul
Mitchell to be their official co-spokespersons from now through all the
events of the 1997 TTMA Awards Ceremony.
Gary and Elida appear together on $54,000 worth of radio commercials airing now throughout the United States. The attractive couple will also appear together in major newspaper ads in support of Paul Mitchells prestigious involvement with the TTMA.
- Elida Reyna was nominated this week to the TTMA by the votes of music
industry professionals for both Female Vocalist of the Year and Female
Entertainer of the Year!
The group was also nominated for Instrumental of the Year from their new CD "algo entero" for accordionist Cande Aguilars composition "Narcisco Martinez". Elida Y Avante has enjoyed tremendous support from the TTMA in past years and this newest recognition is a great honor. Elida Y Avante and Tejas Records would like to thank everyone who cast a nominating vote. The TTMA awards ceremony will be held in San Antonio on March 1st, 1997.
- Eldia Y Avantes brand new single "Lagrimas De Amor" is getting rave reviews from fans! After only being out a week it is looking like one of the big singles for Christmas '96 and a great start for 1997!
- A TV Special for PBS.
- The 1st Annual Pura Vida Tejano
Christmas show aired on PBS KLRN Channel 9 ( Cable 10) in the San Antonio
area. It will again air on Christmas Eve at 11:30 PM and on Christmas Day
the 25th at 11:30 AM.
The show features performances by over a dozen Artists including La Tropa F & their children, Pete Astudillo, Elida y Avante with an exclusive recording, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Fandango USA, Gary Hobbs, Culturas, Los Agues, Campanas De America with an exclusive recording, La Diferenzia, Noemi with an exclusive recording, Ram Herrera, and Shelly Lares with an awesome performance of an exclusive recording.
The TV Show also features video capsules where the Artists remenisce on their "best" Christmas. Hosts are Waldo Cedillo, Maritza (of Fandango), and Martha Trevino. This show is a gift of music by the Pura Vida Awards and the Tejano Music Industry and it is surely destined to be a collectors piece because it also features the Canta A La Vida video.
For more information on the 1st Annual Tejano Christmas TV Special E-Mail PVMAWALDO@aol.com
- On the 15 of December, four of Hacienda Records
artists, Liza Jimemez, Gustavo y Vida,
Reno Perez, &
Letty Guval will be doing
their new Christmas songs on a live x-mas special edition of
the "DOMINGO" show, it airs on the local ABC affiliate. And
this coming Sunday the same show will be doing a tribute show
to Tony De La Rosa.
- Ruben Vela & Albert Zamora are up for a couple of TMA awards as
well as Letty Guval who's last CD was produced by Rick Garcia of Hacienda
- Albert Zamora married Rhonda Nesmith at Holy Family Catholic Church in Corpus Christi on Friday, November 22, 1996.
Photo by George Tuley/Caller-Times