Cirilo Marmolejo - vocals and guitarrn with his mariachi. The Mariachi Coculense de Cirilo Marmolejo arrived in Mexico City in 1920 brought to the capital by a Dr. Luis I. Rodrguez to add "color" to a get-together of important revolutionary politicians. Marmolejo's group was a tremendous success and these are the group's rare first electrical recordings made between 1926 and 1936.
Added to this collection are four sones by Cuarteto Coculense recorded acoustically in 1908 which constitute the very first recordings ever made of mariachi music (the last four cuts on the CD).
Includes booklet with historical notes by John Clark, photos, transcriptions and translations of some of the songs.
Mariachi Coculense de Cirilo Marmolejo El Toro (The Bull) La Ensalada (The Salad) El Gavilancillo (The Young Hawk) Las Cuatro Milpas (Four Little Cornfields) El Suchil (The Magnolia) El Jilguerillo (The Goldfinch) El Durazno (The Peach) Mariquita (Dearest Mary) El Cuervo (The Crow) La Manzanita Tierna (The Unripe Apple) La Chachalaca (The Chatter Bird) La Pulquera (The Pulque Vendor) La Canelera (The Cinnamon Vendor) Blanca Palomita (Ando En Busca) (The White Dove) (I'm Searching) El Becerro (The Young Bull) La Cantinera (Ando Borracho) (The Barmaid) (I'm Drunk) Las Gaviotas (The Seagulls) El Torero (The Bullfighter) Lupita (Dearest Lupe) El Enamorado (The Man In Love) La Guerita (The Fair-Skinned Girl)
Cuarteto Coculense Las Abajenas (The Lowland Girls) El Frijolito (The Beanstalk) El Tecolote (The Owl) La Malaguena (The Lady From Malaga, Spain)