A bandleader, fiddler, singer, and songwriter, James Robert Wills is the most famous exponent of the popular musical amalgam now known as western swing, which synthesized ragtime, traditional fiddling, New Orleans jazz, blues, Mexican songs, and big band swing. Wills blended it all into a swinging dance music that was wildly popular in the Southwest and on the West Coast from the 1930s into the 1950s...Inducted 1968
Tejano vocalist David Marez, known to his fans as La Voz de Oro, stretches from the'70s, when he was lead vocalist of pioneering tejano band the Royal Jesters, best-known songs, "Entre Mas Lejos Me Vaya" (Song of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards), and "Fijate." most popular albums are registered Billboard's Regional Mexican Albums chart.
José Manuel Figueroa Sr. better known as Joan Sebastian (April 8, 1951 – July 13, 2015) was a popular Mexican multi Grammy award winning singer and songwriter.He has composed hundreds of songs and been a regular staple on the top-40 charts in Mexico since his career began in 1977. His music is a mixture of Latin pop, ranchera and grupera music. His success is not only found in music but also in his short acting career when he became the main...MORE...
Our record players were playing a lot of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass in 1964 - he's song, 'Mexican Shuffle' was super popular - and it became the theme for Teaburry Gum commercial (it was called The Teaburry Shuffle after that hit)
Pedro Coronel (Mexico 1923-1985), Tecolote de Guadaña, oil/canvas, 1965. A popular Mexican folk song, Tecolote de Guadaña tells the tale of an owl perched in a hayloft, waiting for his love. Originally composed by Alberto Domínguez Borrás (1907-1975) of Chiapas, several variations of the song exist today. In most versions the owl personifies a young man daydreaming. Sold by Christie's 2013.