15 Exitos Inmortales

junio 13, 2013 - Comment

He was Mexico’s first and perhaps biggest charro cantor (singing cowboy), and he played his role to the hilt. In dozens of movies, Jorge Negrete played the big romantic hero, and with his operatic vocal training, he interpreted the Mexican folk songs with an inspired reading and made them unforgettable hits. Among them, and included

He was Mexico’s first and perhaps biggest charro cantor (singing cowboy), and he played his role to the hilt. In dozens of movies, Jorge Negrete played the big romantic hero, and with his operatic vocal training, he interpreted the Mexican folk songs with an inspired reading and made them unforgettable hits. Among them, and included here, are “Juan Charrasqueado,” “El Hijo del Pueblo,” and “Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes,” the title track from the popular movie of the same name, the film that first put Negrete on the map. Other tunes on this CD became Negrete signature songs–“Yo Soy Mexicano,” on pride and patriotism; “Amor con Amor Se Paga,” on the give-and-take in romance; and “Mexico Lindo,” whose sad lyrics of dying on foreign soil became prophetic for Negrete when he died in a Los Angeles hospital in December 1953. —Ramiro Burr

Comments

rodrigjr@uswest.net dice:

An incredible time capsule of Jorge Negrete at his best. There will never be another authentic Mexican singer to equal his charisma and ability to sing corridos, rancheras and ballads. He could sing everything, as I can best remember. I remember his movies and his singing from the 40’s and 50’s. Whenever I listen to his Exitos Inmortales, I can go back in time to re-live and experience the Golden Age of the Mexican Charro.

Kokegg dice:

Jorge Negrete the greatest Jorge Negrete has a wonderful voice with a great expression of emotion making him the best Mexican singers of rancheras, corridos, and ballads.This compilation will sure give you a taste of that wonderful voice accompanied by great Mariachi bands. If you are familiar with Jorge Negrete, this compilation would remind you of his songs and movies.

Anónimo dice:

It is very nice to hear some of the old songs with the same voices that made them famous way back in the dark ages. Jorge Negrete maybe not as popular as Pedro Infante, has a nice strong voice that lends itself well for the Mexican songs of yore. I enjoyed this disc very much brought back some good memories and was well worth the price.

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