Crossover Dreams: Latin Music in America


March 16th, 2011 ~ This week on American Routes we'll sample the sabor latino in American music. Join us for conversation with Los Lobos on their mix of American pop and Mexican traditions. We'll visit Los Cenzontles, a community arts center in San Francisco dedicated to the teaching of Mexican music, and drop by a Philadelphia radio show spinning salsa hits for the neighborhood. Then we'll sit in with pianist and bandleader Oscar Hernandez of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra for some Nuyorican beats and salsa moves. Plus a special performance by San Antonio's queen of the conjunto accordion, Eva Ybarra.

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  • Open Bed: Do the Murray Los Lobos
    Tin Can Trust, Proper
  • Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio Flaco Jimenez Jr.
    Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio, Arhoolie Records
  • La Bamba Ritchie Valens
    The Ritchie Valens Story, Rhino
  • One Time One Night Los Lobos
    Just Another Band from East L.A. Collection, Warner Bros.
  • SEGMENT: Los Lobos
  • Instrumental: Red River Road, Part One Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo
    Songs of Wood & Steel, LCMAC
  • Soy Mexico Americano Los Cenzontles
    Raza de Oro, LCMAC
  • SEGMENT: Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center
  • Volando en los Cafetales Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo
    Songs of Wood & Steel, LCMAC
  • Hey Lupe (Hang on Sloopy) Los Straightjackets
    Rock en Espanol Vol. 1, Yep Roc
  • Instrumental: On Broadway Tito Puente
    The Concord Jazz Heritage Series, Concord Jazz
  • SEGMENT: Tito Puente
  • A Gozar Timbero Tito Puente & His Orchestra
    Dance Mania, Vol. 2, RCA
  • Fiebre La Lupe
    Con El Diablo En El Cuerpo, Codigo Music
  • Mango Mangue Charlie Parker with Machito and His Afro-Cuban Orchestra
    Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta, Smithsonian Folkways
  • End Bed: Spanish Harlem Ben E. King
    Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947 - 1974, Atlantic
  • Open Bed: Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro) Cal Tjader
    Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Oye Como Va Santana
    Dance of the Rainbow Serpent, Columbia/Legacy
  • Spanish Grease Willie Bobo
    Latin Oldies: Vol. 3, Thump
  • SEGMENT: Sonido Differente with Jesse Bermudez, and Centro Musical
  • Manteca Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra with Chano Pozo
    Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta, Smithsonian Folkways
  • La Banda Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe
    Willie Colon: The Player, Fania
  • Instrumental: More Richie Ricardo Ray
    Jala, Jala Boogaloo, Vol. II, Fania
  • SEGMENT: Oscar Hernandez
  • Subway Joe Joe Bataan
    Subway Joe, Fania
  • La Fiesta Campesina Los Pleneros
    Los Pleneros de la 21 / Conjunto Melodia, Shanachie
  • Instrumental: Viva Seguin Don Santiago Jimenez, Sr.
    Viva Seguin, Arhoolie
  • La Crisis Duo Latino
    Corridos & Tragedias de la Frontera, Arhoolie
  • Como un Errante Freddy Fender
    Canciones de Mi Barrio: The Roots of Tejano Rock, Arhoolie
  • El Deber de los Dos Lydia Mendoza
    First Queen of Tejano Music, Arhoolie
  • SEGMENT: Eva Ybarra
  • End Bed: The Peanut Vendor Nicholas Payton
    Dear Louis, Verve