This is part of a multi-part post: Tijuana Day Trip
Hello again, mi Amigos y Amigas. I've been in Tijuana, Mexico so long that it seems some gringo Spanglish is starting to creep into my vocabulary. This week we continue exploring the dusty back corners of this virtual musical curio shop or what I have decided to call the set of random tracks associated with Baja, Mexico, Tijuana and the Border.
This week we begin with "Mexico", another track from the Refreshments, who showed up in Highway 101 Border Curios Part 1 with their sing "Banditos". I really enjoy the opening of the song, it has a nice Latin flavor to kick off this weeks music. The video, like on "Banditos" is an Anime mash-up-not to bad either. As in the rest of the curio shop, click on the song title for a download link on any track discussed throughout this post.
- Mexico Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy Refreshments 4:00
My next track, "A Border Tragedy" is by another artist featured in Highway 101 Border Curios Pt1. Interestingly, I see the same song listed all over the internet as :A Border Tale" but could not find an explanation for the two different titles. I would love to hear the story if anyone knows anything about it. I really like Robert Earl Keen and this is another great song from him.
- A Border Tragedy What I Really Mean Robert Earl Keen 4:10
- Mexican Divorce The Look Of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection The Drifters 2:34
After a Drifters song, it doesn't seem wrong at all to spin a Coaster track. Luckily, their first hit was a 1956 R and B recording, "Down In Mexico"
- Down In Mexico Greatest Hits The Coasters 3:19
The next song is a quick little parody off the Tijuana Brass sound. Not sure why I have this in my collection, but this post explains a little about Nip Nelson and offers the album for download that this was taken from.
- Tijuana Brass Nip Nelson Nip Nelson 0:55
- Tijuana Jail The Folk Years Kingston Trio 2:51
The folk sounds of the Kingston Trio provide me with the musical bridge I needed to get to the next number. Bluegrass music doesn't really have a lot of Mexican sounds to it. Although there are several songs about outlaws fleeing to Mexico. Sam Bush gives us some Mexican flavor though, with "Mexican Stomp".
- Mexican Stomp Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza Sam Bush 3:04
- Adios Mexico Keep Your Soul: A Tribute To Doug Sahm Joe "King" Carrasco 2:44
And we close our visit to our virtual musical curio shop the way we began, with the singing cowboy Mr. Gene Autry bidding farewell in "Goodbye To Old Mexico".
- Goodbye To Old Mexico The Gene Autry Show-The Complete 1950's Television Recordings Gene Autry 1:00
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