Mexican American musicians

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  1. Alejandro Escovedo

    Alejandro Escovedo

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  2. Cannibal And The Headhunters

    Cannibal And The Headhunters

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    Cannibal & The Headhunters were an American band from East Los Angeles. They were one of the first Mexican-American groups to have a national hit record, "Land of a Thousand Dances", recorded on the Rampart label. They were the opening act on The Beatles' second American tour, backed up by the King Curtis band.


  3. Chuck Rio

    Chuck Rio

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    American musician

  4. Coco Montoya

    Coco Montoya

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    American musician

  5. Coke Escovedo

    Coke Escovedo

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    Coke Escovedo (born Joseph Thomas Escovedo, April 30, 1941, in Los Angeles, California) was an American percussionist. Coke grew up in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area and developed an early interest in jazz and Latin music through exposure gained from his father, an aspiring big band singer, and eventually gravitated to drums and Latin percussion. Coke's older brother, fellow percussionist Pete Escovedo, recruited Coke for a local Latin jazz combo led by pianist Carlos Federico. The Federico combo evolved into the Escovedo Brothers Band, which also counted Pete, bassist brother, Phil Escovedo, saxophonist-flautist Mel Martin and trombonist Al Bent among its regular members. Coke began to gain some notoriety in the San Francisco Bay Area Latin jazz scene and worked with jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader (some of his finest work can be found on Tjader's album Agua Dulce). Coke rose to even greater prominence in early 1971 when he first became a member of Santana, initially as a replacement for timbale player Jose "Chepito" Areas, who had been sidelined with medical issues. Escovedo was featured on Santana's Santana III album. Coke co-authored a hit song from that album, "No One To Depend On", which peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Years later the song would be covered by Vitamin C as part of her 1999 hit "Me, Myself And I" (#36 on Top 40 Mainstream chart). While in the Santana band, Coke performed at many high-profile concerts, including the historic closing of the Fillmore West (appearing on the live recording and documentary film from that event). Santana drummer Michael Shrieve has credited Coke for showing him how to incorporate some Latin percussion figures into his drum set playing during their time together. During Carlos Santana's transition period between the original and "New" Santana bands, Coke also performed with the Carlos Santana/Buddy Miles group, appearing on the 1972 release Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!


  6. DJ Kane

    DJ Kane

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    Jason Cano (born June 8, 1975 in Houston, Texas), better known as DJ Kane, is a Mexican American singer who was the lead vocalist for the Latin Grammy award winning A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings from 1997 to 2003 and A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumbia All Starz from 2008 to 2010 and went on to become a successful solo artist.


  7. El Chicano

    El Chicano

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    El Chicano is an American chicano rock and brown-eyed soul group from Los Angeles, California, whose style incorporates various modern music genres including rock, funk, soul, blues, jazz, and salsa. The group's name is from Chicano, a term for United States citizens of typically Mexican American descent.


  8. Flaco Jimenez

    Flaco Jimenez

    454 views
    Tejano accordionist, performer, Grammy winner

  9. Freddy Fender

    Freddy Fender

    2,567 views
    American musician

  10. Glen Velez

    Glen Velez

    10 views
    American musician

  11. Jaci Velasquez

    Jaci Velasquez

    16,430 views
    American singer

  12. Joan Baez

    Joan Baez

    45,060 views
    American folk singer

  13. Johnny Richards

    Johnny Richards

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    Johnny Richards (November 2, 1911 – October 7, 1968) was a jazz arranger and composer in the mid-20th century United States. He was a pivotal arranger for some of the more adventurous, boisterous Stan Kenton big band performances on recordings in the 1950s and early 1960s: the Cuban Fire! and Kenton's West Side Story are probably the best known of those albums.


  14. Johnny Rodriguez

    Johnny Rodriguez

    1,606 views
    American singer

  15. Lighter Shade of Brown

    Lighter Shade of Brown

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    A Lighter Shade of Brown (LSOB) was a Mexican American hip hop duo from Riverside, California best known for their 1990 hit single "On a Sunday Afternoon", a success in the U.S., written by songwriters/musicians David Dunson & Micah Carson.


  16. Los Illegals

    Los Illegals

    9 views

  17. Los Lobos

    Los Lobos

    4,699 views

  18. Louie Cruz Beltran

    Louie Cruz Beltran

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    Louie Cruz Beltran (born in Bakersfield, California) is a well-known American Latin Jazz musician.


  19. Lydia Mendoza

    Lydia Mendoza

    117 views
    American musician

  20. Mimi Fariña

    Mimi Fariña

    2,194 views
    American musician

  21. Natalie Mejia

    Natalie Mejia

    31,128 views
    American, Singer

  22. Paula DeAnda

    Paula DeAnda

    52,823 views
    American musician

  23. Pete Escovedo

    Pete Escovedo

    418 views
    American

  24. Poncho Sanchez

    Poncho Sanchez

    593 views
    American musician

  25. Question Mark & the Mysterians

    Question Mark & the Mysterians

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    ? and the Mysterians are an American rock and roll band formed in Bay City, Michigan, in 1962. The group took its name from the 1957 Japanese science fiction film The Mysterians, in which aliens from the destroyed planet Mysteroid arrive to conquer Earth, and may have been the first group to be described as punk rock. They were also the first Latino rock band to have a mainstream hit record in the United States with 1966's "96 Tears", which sold over one million copies and won a BMI award for over three million airplays.


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