ANSELMA, LA

Latest update on 08/02/2012

Artist: Luis Perez Meza
Author: Cesar Suedán/Guadelupe Trigo
Label: Falcon
Year: 1950s

Con el Mariachi de Alfonso Lopes. Mexican folklorist who spent a lifetime studying pre Columbian musical culture. This ranchera had been around for decades before Los Lobos even heard of it.

Covers:

1981:

Flaco Jimenez [on DLB-cassette Una Sombra]

1983:

Los Lobos [Grammy award]

1989:

Rowwen Hèze [as Bestel Mar; hit NL]

2000:

Edje Ska [as Marcella]

2011:

Alpenzusjes [as Bestel Maar]

The melody line is strongly related with Andrés Berlanga's ranchera Las Quejas De Zenaida, an answer song on Zenaida (Los Madrugadores). Berlanga's career began in the thirties in San Antonio, using the same hotel room where Robert Johnson cut his famous recordings. Las Quejas De Zenaida is featured on the soundtrack of TexMex documentary Del Mero Corazón (Arhoolie). See also: Piensa En Mi.

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