Flaco on fire!



What can one do when the accordion is played with such gentle, joyful, playful fury? How about signing up for Flaco Jimenez’s fan club, for a start. Next, download this sizzling set of conjunto, Tejano, Tex-Mex hot numbers and tell me what you think!


Track Listing:

01 Viva Seguin

02 Falsa promesa

03 Juarez

04 Poquita fe

05 Open up Your Heart

06 How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live (featuring Ry Cooder)

07 Gallo Copetón

08 Soy de San Luis

09 Mis Brazos Te Esperan

10 Amor de Mi Vida

11 Eres un Encanto

12 Recuerda

13 Maria Elena (featuring Ry Cooder)

14 Clinging to You

15 Estoy prisionero

16 Seguro Que Hell Yes

17 Angel mio

18 Los Naranjales

19 La paloma

20 Yo quisiera saber

21 Pantalon Blue Jean [Blue Jeans]

22 Te quiero mas

23 Across The Borderline

24 Rayito de luna

25 La Viejita

26 To Ramona

27 The Free Mexican Air Force

28 De Donde Has Sacado

29 Sleepytown

30 Hasta La Tumba

31 Quisiera verte




6 thoughts on “Flaco on fire!

  1. I know Flaco’s conjunto music from my period of living in Texas in the late 1980s and 1990s. I am so glad that he has gained fame outside of the state. He represents all that is great about Tejano culture and is a true and humble gentleman. He is one of the reasons I consider the Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven true super groups. When a certain bizarrely-coiffed presidential candidate speaks of building a wall, I think how ignorant he is of U. S. history. For folks like Flaco, their families didn’t cross the border, the border crossed them. Among others, none other than a young Whig congressman named Abraham Lincoln opposed the huge land theft that made the northwest of Mexico the southwest of the United States and led to, among other things, a bad movie starring John Wayne, Richard Widmark, and Laurence Harvey that romanticized their futile struggle and alleged heroism while huddled in crumbling mission in San Antonio.

    Thanks so much for posting Flaco’s music. Folks like him and Marc Savoy and the late Bois Sec Ardoin in Louisiana, and many traditional Irish music accordion players are the reason I have learned to love accordion. The bottom of my shoes and boots always need to be resoled after a night of listening and intense toe-tapping.

    I wrote you a week or so ago to congratulate on your return to blogging. I suspect that I screwed up when sending it and it didn’t transmit, so I’ll reiterate, “Welcome back, you were sorely missed.”‘ Best of all this blog is as exceptional as its predecessor. Given that the washerman’s dog’s resentment regarding his miserly master and subsequent obstinence led to the donkey’s beating, this unbeaten ass, who enjoyed the story from the Hitopadesha collection and the blog, is very glad that you no longer mind your own musical business but, instead, have decided to once again share your unique compilations and great, eclectic taste. I hope you stick around for a while; my music collection is much the better when you do so..


    1. Geez Feilimid that’s so nice. But also could not agree more with yr comments about Flaco. The border moved! How insightful! Enjoy the sounds of Flacocito and the rest of the weekend


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