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Title Tex-Mex [videorecording] : music of the Texas Mexican borderlands / a Harcourt Films production ; produced and directed by Jeremy Marre.

Publication Info. [Newton, N.J.] : Shanachie Entertainment Corp, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    Q MEXI TEX M94DVD    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
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Series Beats of the heart
Beats of the heart.
System Details DVD; Dolby Digital.
Performer Performers: Flaco Jimenez, Lydia Mendoza, Frank Rodarte, Little Joe Hernandez.
Credits Camera, Chris Morphet ; editing, Roland Armstrong.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "Along the 1000 miles of the Rio Grande, Mexican and American cultures have mingled to produce Tex-Mex music, an exuberant style with a Mexican soul and a rock 'n' roll heart. Like most border regions, the Tex-Mex area is a cultural stewpot marked by violence, illegal immigrants, drug running and shady business dealings. Tex-Mex is a street - level tour of this border world, through cantinas, prisons, festivals even brothels where Tex-Mex music grows. Caught in performance and intimate conversation are Lydia Mendoza, one of the last great corrido singers whose career stretches back to the 1930's, Flaco Jimenez, the old style button accordion player who injected a Tex-Mex flavor into the music of Ry Cooder and Paul Simon, political firebrand Little Joe Hernandez and many other great performers of norteno, corrida and other Tex-Mex styles."--Back of container.
Contents Start program -- Poor lives -- rich songs -- Lydia Mendoza -- Beer and accordions -- Border radio -- Flaco Jimenez -- Serenade in a Mexican bar -- Border patrol in Brownsville -- Santiago Jimenez, Jr. -- Little Joe Hernandez.
Subject Tejano music.
Conjunto music.
Popular music -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Music -- Texas.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Music.
Music -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Popular music -- Texas.
Popular music -- Mexico.
Mexican Americans -- Music.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Marre, Jeremy. Director. Producer.
Jimenez, Flaco. Performer.
Mendoza, Lydia. Performer.
Little Joe (Vocalist). Performer.
Rodarte, Frank. Performer.
Morphet, Chris. Cinematographer.
Armstrong, Roland. Film editor.
Harcourt Films.
Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
Added Title Music of the Texas-Mexican borderlands
Standard No. 016351120694
Music No. 1206 Shanachie

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