ADELITA, LA

Latest update on 13/07/2011

Artist: Trio Gonzales
Author: Francisco Tarrega/Dejesus Martinez
Label: Victor
Year: 1919

B-side of Cielito Lindo. Corrido written by an officer in Pancho Villa's rebel army during the Mexican Revolution for his girlfriend following the troops. Proving the song's popularity during that revolution, every woman following Villa's army was called an Adelita. Some of them even fought side by side with the men as soldaderas. Reissued on Arhoolie box set The Mexican Revolution.

Covers:

1930:

Roberto Rodriguez & Clemente Mendoza [oldest NorteƱo recording and the first one with accordion]

1948:

Jorge Negrete [in film Si Adelita Se Fuera Con Otro]

1958:

Nat King Cole

1964:

Trini Lopez [as Adalita]

1965:

Dario Moreno [in French]

1977:

Baccara

2000:

Helmut Lotti

2009:

Bayou Mosquitos

La Cucaracha (The Cockroach) is another famous song from that period, named after Villa's big black shiny car (see there). See also: Gran Vals.

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