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Narciso Martínez

Narciso Martínez (October 29, 1911 in Reynosa, Mexico – June 5, 1992 in San Benito, Texas), whose nickname was El Huracan del Valle ("The Hurricane of the Valley"), began recording in 1935 (or 1936) and is the father of conjunto music. The Spanish word conjunto means 'group' and in El Valle de Tejas that means accordion, bajo sexto, and contrabajo (string bass, known locally also as "el tololoche"). The same year, he and Santiago Almeida recorded their first 78 rpm record containing the polka "La Chicharronera" and the schottishche "El Tronconal" for Bluebird Records, which quickly became a success.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 29th, 1911 (Reynosa), Died June 5th, 1992 (San Benito)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: accordion, composer

Notes: Also known as "El Huracán de Valle."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 90 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-02759 10-in. 10/21/1936 La chicharronera Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02760 10-in. 10/21/1936 El tronconal Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02761 10-in. 10/21/1936 Marta Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02762 10-in. 10/21/1936 Me trais loco Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02763 10-in. 10/21/1936 Viva Mojarra Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02764 10-in. 10/21/1936 Luzita Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02765 10-in. 10/21/1936 La suave Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02766 10-in. 10/21/1936 El zurco Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02767 10-in. 10/21/1936 La enagua almidonada Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02768 10-in. 10/21/1936 Robstown Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02769 10-in. 10/21/1936 Jasmines Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02770 10-in. 10/21/1936 Pancha Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02771 10-in. 10/21/1936 El quininiche Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02772 10-in. 10/21/1936 El taconaso Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02773 10-in. 10/21/1936 El gallito Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02774 10-in. 10/21/1936 Carrejo Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02775 10-in. 10/21/1936 Piedras negras Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02776 10-in. 10/21/1936 El amor de Panchita Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02777 10-in. 10/21/1936 Corpus Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-02778 10-in. 10/21/1936 Poquito de todo Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion solo, with guitar instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-014081 10-in. 9/13/1937 El colorado Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion and guitar duet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-014082 10-in. 9/13/1937 Muchacha bonita Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion and guitar duet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-014083 10-in. 9/13/1937 La pollita Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion and guitar duet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-014084 10-in. 9/13/1937 Flor marchita Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion and guitar duet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-014085 10-in. 9/13/1937 Martirio Santiago Almeida ; Narciso Martínez Accordion and guitar duet instrumentalist, accordion  
(Results 1-25 of 90 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martínez, Narciso," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105123.

Martínez, Narciso. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105123.

"Martínez, Narciso." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105123

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