Song of the Week: “La Noche y Tu” by Mariachi Los Camperos”

by Douglas Cowie on 26 July 2019

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “La Noche y Tu” by Mariachi Los Camperos:

I’ve been rereading parts of Chicano Soul by Ruben Molina this week, and there’s a particularly nice passage on pages 58 to 59 in which Max Uballez, who played guitar in The Romancers, describes how he learned to play by mimicking a mariachi band that practiced in his neighborhood. He also talks about holding the record of this song in his hands and imagining holding his own record his hands one day. I love this live performance, but here’s the recorded version in case you’re interested, too. Mariachi is such a wonderful genre.

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