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Thread #81002   Message #1480863
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-May-05 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Corridos Old And New
Subject: RE: Corridos Old And New
"Yo Soy el Corrido" was composed by Pepe Guizar, well-known Mexican composer of popular songs. He has copyright on 129 songs currently and is represented by APRS (Mexico), through BMI.

I like the way Linda Ronstadt did it on "Canciónes de mi Padre," still available as a video. I dig it out periodically and enjoy.
The dvd of the same name has been released by Warnervision. Both should be available from your friendly Amazon.

The site recommended by Amos is a good place to start. Lyrics to Two Mexican Revolution corridos are here: Adelita Click on 'porteado' at the base to get a little history from a California viewpoint.
An excellent little book is "Corridos mexicanos," by Vicente T. Mendoza, 1985 (and reprints?), Lecturas mexicanas no. 71, published by Cultura SEP (Secretaria de Education Publica). Music is given for a number of them.