flaco jiménez Flaco Jiménez / Bueno Suerte, Señorita (CD, £8.75)
Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez is a Norteño, Tex Mex and Tejano music accordionist and singer from San Antonio, Texas. He was born in 1939 and began performing at the age of seven, with his father, Santiago Jiménez Sr, who was a pioneer of conjunto music. The 1994 album Flaco Jiménez earned him a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance and he repeated the winning formula with the follow up Bueno Suerte, Señorita released in 1996, both offered here at mid-price. Jimenez started recording aged fifteen as a member of Los Caminantes and played in the San Antonio area for several years before working with Doug Sahm in the 1960s. He then went to New York City where he worked with Dr. John, Ry Cooder and Bob Dylan and played on Cooder's world music album Chicken Skin Music. He also appeared on The Rolling Stones album Voodoo Lounge which led to greater awareness of his music outside America. In 2012 Jiménez received a National Heritage Fellowship awarded by the National Endowment of the Arts. TWO ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON ONE CD.
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