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Villa, Beto / Father Of Orquesta Tejana: Volume 1
Album:Father Of Orquesta Tejana: Volume 1 Collection:World
Artist:Villa, Beto Added:08/2007
Label:Arhoolie Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-09-09 Pull Date:2007-11-11 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:11 Nov4 Nov28 Oct21 Oct14 Oct7 Oct23 Sep16 Sep

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 18, 2009:Music Casserole
Rancho Grande
4.Oct 30, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Southern Select
2.Aug 12, 2008:At The Café Bohemian
Southern Select
5.Oct 23, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Rio Grande
3.Nov 06, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
El Sapo
6.Oct 16, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Southern Select

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-09-06 
Wickedly cool blend of big band swing and Mexican Tejana music recorded in the late 1940s and early ‘50s. All instrumentals, featuring Villa on a swinging alto sax. If you like retro charm, you will love this. Trust me.

*1. A bright and bouncy polka to start things off. Fun!
2. Midtempo & lazy w/a sweet, playful air.
3. Light and bright polka w/good horns.
4. A slow, romantic dance w/a sweet sort of whining sound.
*5. Upbeat, brassy polka w/a tripping melody. Yee haw!
*6. Slow dance w/a lazy, sort of melodramatic feeling. So nice.
7. A happy, toe-tapping polka.
*8. Slow w/a cool big band brassiness.
*9. Fun percussion enlivens this mid/upbeat Latin dance.
10. Slow, swaying romance.
*11. Big, brassy polka, a Tejana classic. Electric guitar adds much.
12. Midtempo cha-cha w/lots of style.
13. Sweet slow dance w/extra romance.
14. Wiggly, upbeat folk dance w/a bright playfulness.
*15. Fast, fast and brassy. Nothing subtle about this one.

Track Listing
1.Southern Select 8.Angelina
2.Salvador 9.El Sapo
3.Tequila Es Mala Yerba 10.Rosalia
4.Rosita 11.Rancho Grande
5.Rio Grande 12.Nereidas
6.Morir Sonando 13.Maria Elana
7.La Picona 14.San Buena Ventura
 15.El Suby