Fuentes, Rumel / Corridos Of The Chicano Movement
Album: Corridos Of The Chicano Movement   Collection:World
Artist:Fuentes, Rumel   Added:Jan 2010
Label:Arhoolie Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-01-24 Pull Date: 2010-03-28 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 14 Mar 7 Feb 28 Feb 21 Feb 14 Jan 31
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 25, 2010: Music Casserole
4. Feb 23, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Politicia En Los Barrios
2. Mar 09, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Politicia En Los Barrios
5. Feb 18, 2010: gigondo orangeasm
Joaquin Murietta
3. Mar 02, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Yo Soy Tu Hermano
6. Feb 16, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Joaquin Murietta

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-01-19
A noted singer/songwriter/activist for the Chicano movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Not well known outside that circle. His music rough and raw, with an obviously untrained voice. But it’s also passionate, inspiring, and powerful. This is not music for the sake of music, but music that helped inspire a revolution. All tracks feature that Tex-Mex sound of guitars and vocals as a waltz or ranchera. Read the notes for lots of useful & interesting info that will make you angry at the treatment the Chicanos received. Every track worth playing.

1. Upbeat Chicano anthem w/strong guitars and vocals.
2. Midtempo waltz in honor of Ceasar Chavez.
3. Midtempo story about high school students staging a protest.
4. Mid/upbeat and driving w/a hint of sadness and anger.
5. Relaxed folk dance story of the fight for land.
6. Sweetly old-fashioned folk song about celebrating your heritage.
7. Midtempo and sweeping w/a warm lyrical sound.
8. Fast strings, tripping quick vocals, sounds lighthearted but it’s not.
9. Lightly bouncing, midtempo and warm.
10. Mid/upbeat bounce w/a catchy and lively sound.
11. Bright and warm ode to a renowned activist. Sweet.
12. Upbeat tale of a notorious folk hero.
13. Alt. version of #6 w/an accordion, a fun bounce.

Track Listing
1. Yo Soy Tu Hermano   7. Partida La Raza Unida
2. Corido De Cesar Chavez   8. Huapango Los Trabajos
3. Walk-Out En Crystal City   9. Corrido De Pharr, Texas
4. Aztlan   10. Politicia En Los Barrios
5. El Corrido De Reies Lopez Tijerina   11. Corrido De Jorge I. Sanchez
6. Mexico-Americano   12. Joaquin Murietta
  13. Mexico-Americano