Collections of Mexican folk music like "La pistola y El corazón"
January 2, 2015 3:40 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend collections of música foclórica in the style of La pistola y el corazón by los lobos?. Here is the full album. Most of the ones I find are purely Mariachi.
posted by saperlipopette to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
It may be obvious, but have you listened to Los Super Seven, a side project of Los Lobos and a bunch of other musicians?
posted by stet at 8:43 PM on January 2, 2015

Check out Chuchumbé's ¡Caramba Niño! and Sones Jarochos by Grupo Mono Blanco (spotify and youtube links) .
posted by umbú at 8:52 PM on January 2, 2015

I just listened a bit more to the Los Lobos record, and it sounds like a sampling of son jarocho, son huasteco, música ranchera, conjunto, and música norteña. The recordings I linked to above are son jarocho.

Here is a record compiling the soundtracks to two Tex-Mex documentary films called Chulas Fronteras and Del Mero Corazón (spotify).

Here is another conjunto compilation called Tejano Roots, and it has tracks by Conjunto Bernal and Narciso Martinez, among many others.

For norteño corridos, anything with the iconic Los Tigres del Norte tune Contrabando y Traición could be worth checking out (spotify link).
posted by umbú at 9:09 PM on January 2, 2015 [2 favorites]

Linda Ronstadt: Canciones de Mi Padre. ??
posted by notyou at 10:58 PM on January 2, 2015

This may be a bit left-of-center, but I think you'll love the soundtrack to the movie "The Book of Life." For instance.
posted by jbickers at 7:05 AM on January 3, 2015

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