Saturday, May 04, 2013

Jose Alfredo Jimenez, el rey de la música ranchera

Jose Alfredo Jimenez is to mariachi/ranchera music something like Jimmie Rodgers is to country music. Here is his song No me amenazes:

That song is included as part of this mariachi duel from the telenovela La hija de mariachi (2006-7), Me equivoque contigo, te solte la rienda, no me amenazes:

Univision just started running a remake of La hija de mariachi, called Qué bonito amor. This shows the cast performing a portion of the title theme:

This is the version by ranchera star Vicente Fernández that they actually use for show's theme. The song was also written by José Alfredo Jiménez:

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