Trio Los Panchos – Hey, Amigo! (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 26:24 minutes | 992 MB | Genre: Pop
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Los Panchos (also known as the Trío Los Panchos) was an internationally famous Latin trío romántico known for its romantic ballads and boleros. Los Panchos first met in 1944 in New York City. The three original members were Alfredo Gil and Chucho Navarro, both from Mexico, and Hernando Avilés from Puerto Rico. All three played guitar and contributed vocally. Los Panchos reached fame with their romantic songs, especially in Latin America where they are still regarded as one of the top trios of all time. They sold millions of records within a few years of being founded. They also appeared in around fifty movies mostly during the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.
Los Panchos began touring internationally in 1946 and would relocate later that same year to Mexico City. They were welcomed with open arms and XEW-AM, the most popular radio station in Mexico City, reserved a time slot for their music. In 1951, Los Panchos launched another international tour across Latin America.
Julito Rodríguez joined the group in 1952; he was replaced by Johnny Albino in 1958. Johnny Albino & Chucho Navarro, (Miguel Poventud and Yomo Toro were studio musicians for CBS) famously worked with singer Eydie Gorme on a series of bestselling albums in the 1960s. The Albino era was one of the most prosperous ones for Los Panchos whose classic albums are very popular among Los Panchos fans still. His departure in 1968 was a tumultuous one, as he did not leave on good terms with the group’s management.
In 1971, Ovidio Hernández joined the band as lead vocalist, a part he would fulfill until his untimely passing of complications of meningitis in 1976. Following him, Rafael Basurto Lara joined as lead singer. Alfredo Gil played with Los Panchos until his retirement in 1981 (he died in 1999) and Chucho Navarro played with the group until his death in 1993. A characteristic instrument of Los Panchos and many more bolero trios after them is the Requinto guitar, which is smaller and tuned higher than a standard guitar, and was invented by Alfredo Gil, founding member of Los Panchos. Requinto solos are typically part of a bolero song. Today, there are several trios claiming to be the rightful successors to the original trio. Another Trio Los Panchos also known as “Trio Los Panchos con Gabi Vargas” (Trio Los Panchos with Gabi Vargas) is currently under the musical direction of Gabriel Vargas Aguilar. , still continues to perform concerts across Mexico, Latin America, and the United States, with a newer cast of singers. Another trio using the Los Panchos name is the Trio Los Panchos de Chucho Navarro Fundador (Trio Los Panchos of Founder Chucho Navarro) under the direction of Chucho Navarro Jr. the son of original Los Panchos member Chucho Navarro, makes presentations worldwide. –wikipedia
1 Hey, Amigo 02:14
2 Vals De Tennessee 02:13
3 La Almohada 02:47
4 En Loca Pasion 02:22
5 Ooh La La 02:01
6 No Puedo Estar Sin Ti 02:19
7 Celoso 02:26
8 Solitario 02:24
9 Sere Leyenda En Tu Amor 02:31
10 La Mitad Es Poco 02:30
11 Llegaste Ya 02:08
Alfredo Gil, Chucho Navarro, Hernando Avilés, vocals, guitar
The Jordanaires, vocals
Grady Martin, arranger, conductor