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Tacho’s Sabado Playlist

It’s the weekend after the Democratic Primary election, so, of course, you need new material on your playlist for those weekend cookouts.

Ricardo Castillon y La Diferenzia – Para Que – From the metropolis of La Pryor, TX, Ricardo Castillon drops this new tune after quite a few years without new material. He’s my FB friend, so, I know he’s been looking for opportunities to produce new material with some of the best out there. Castillon still has that unique voice which he is not afraid to punch up at just the right time on a song–and he does it on this one. FYI – Known for his ability to switch genres at the drop of a hat, he also does this tune in a mariachi format. I’m looking forward to more from Castillon.

David Lee Garza y Los Musicales – Brindo y Me Rio – DLG finally released his latest album after riding on a couple of singles for a year or so. Fronted by Cezar Martinez, they offer up a bold production, including this tune. With an old school Tejano organ base combined with the traditional DLG sound, this one keeps one on their toes. I don’t know if this is the latest single, but I found it on the tube. One thing is for sure, this album is available at the DLG website and store. I’m not allowed to post it on here, but you can listen to it here.

Irma Aguilar f/ Los Texmaniacs – Arrepentido – This one came across the radar this week and I liked it. Check it out.

Chavela Chapa – Homenaje a Ruben Ramos – It’s about time someone wrote an homage to El Gato Negro Ruben Ramos. The Grammy winner, a Sugar Land original, is still kickin’ ass. A few years ago, he went through some health issues, but came roaring back. I like this tune.

Tacho’s Sabado Playlist

Welcome to 2022! While Omicron seems to be affecting some of the live music scene, the industry goes merrily along. There’s much excitement about OmicRodeoHouston as Journey has made it to the line-up. And a few others, too. Unfortunately, No Tejano Day is now Norteño day, so the OmicRodeo folks have made their disdain for Tejano music even clearer now. So be it. There’s still plenty of Tejano to be enjoyed, even if it is digital. So, here are a few new tunes that hit my radar.

Marcos Orozco – Cada Dia Mas – Marcos Orozco is back with brand new material from his Intimo album. It’s been a while but Orozco is one of David Lee Garza’s alumni who went solo years ago. He has quite the following for his simple and down to earth style of music–nothing flash, just good music. Cada Dia Mas kicks off the new album, which also includes classics, such as Y Ahora Te Vas (Los Bukis) and an old standard, Cuando El Destino. It’s a good album to kick off 2022.

Samoyedo – Lupita – Grupo Samoyedo is an outfit from Guadalajara, MX who has gained a following from recording old-school Tejano classics, but in their own progressive conjunto style. Lupita is their newest, although they did release a David Lee Garza tribute medley featuring DLG himself (an Val Maltos on sax).

AB Quintanilla/Ricky Rick/Neto Pena/Yoss Bones – La Kumbia Buena – ABQ3 drops this versatile cumbia collab. Check it out!