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Tacho’s Sabado Playlist

It’s Easter Weekend and we are in need of good music. Here are a few that hit my radar this week. The hits keep comin’!

David Marez – Cuando Vivas Conmigo – I’ve heard this Jose Alfredo Jimenez classic with various vocalists and various styles. But David Marez’s horn-heavy bolero coupled with his Voz de Oro just knocked me out. Give it a listen.

Roel Martinez – Rayito de Luz – Back in the 90s, Martinez got a lot of airplay while trying to compete with the big name bands. He held his own as a vocalist and always had some of the best musicians backing him up. This single is no different, which includes one of the top drummers in the industry, Aaron Holler.

El Holandes – Silencio – You all know El Holandes, Dwayne Verheyden, as the acordeon prodigy from The Netherlands. He dropped this cumbia single a couple of weeks ago and it’s a good one.

Tacho’s Sabado Playlist

New music means an updated playlist. Here are the newest tunes on my radar.

Destiny Navaira – Vacia – Destiny Navaira and her brother Rigo continue the Navaira legacy with some high-quality music. She has some amazing musicians on this new cumbia track, including her brother Rigo on Bass, Lalo Morales on Acordeon, guest bajista, Aaron El Pantera Martinez, and guest vocalist Myrza Maldonado. It’s sure to get some airplay in the US and Mexico. I’ve always liked Destiny’s voice and performance chops, but she leaves little doubt as to how much work she has put into perfecting her craft.

Dwayne Verheyden y Los Holandeses Norteños- Los Laureles – Dwayne is that acordeon phenom from The Netherlands. He spends half his time at home and the other half in Mexico (and a few trips into the US) while touring and making a name for himself. While he’s put out a few hit albums, it’s his home recordings that put him on the map and this old classic, Los Laureles, is performed perfectly.

Los Monarcas – Te Quedaste Adentro – Local conjunto royalty, Los Monarcas, is at the top of their game. They put on one of the strongest live shows, musically. So, when I saw that a new tune was added to YouTube, I immediately gravitated to it. I first heard this song by Fandango (USA) in the 80s, so it was a real treat for me. Check it out.

The 2014 Tejano Music Awards Results

From the looks of all the pics I’ve seen, it looks like the 34th Annual Tejano Music Awards was a huge success. Congrats to the Texas Talent Musicians Association, and thanks for keeping Tejano music lovin’ blogueros like me in the loop.

Also, congrats to my good friend, the legendary Johnny Hernandez on his nomination for song of the year. I was going to request a recount, but decided to stay respectful and do like him and congratulate Elida Reyna on her win for Muevelo Asi. Also, a tip of the DC Sombrero to Dwayne Verheyden and The TexMexPlosion from The Netherlands on their win for Best New Artist (Group).

And the People of Texas have chosen:

2014 – 34th Tejano Music Awards Winners

Song of Year/Artist/Group
Muevelo Asi – Elida Reyna y Avante

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jimmy Gonzalez

Female Vocalist of the Year
Elida Reyna

Entertainer of the Year
Elida Reyna

Album of the Year – Tejano
EYA Nation – Elida Reyna y Avante

Album of the Year – Conjunto
Ayer y Hoy – Albert Zamora

Album of the Year – Norteño
Inolvidable – Solido

Vocal Duo of the Year
Jimmy Gonzalez/Elida Reyna – Canciones de Amor

Best New Artist – Male
Lucky Joe

Best New Artist – Female
Crystal Torres

Best New Artist – Group
Dwayne & The Tex Mexplosion

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bobby “El Charro Negro” Butler
Jimmy Edward