Victor matrix R-2. Petrita / Cuarteto Coculense

Petrita (Primary title)Victor catalog
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Cuarteto Coculense (Musical group)
  • Description: Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet
  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, vihuela, and guitarrĂ³n
  • Category: Vocal
  • Marketing Genre: Spanish (Mexico)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Source(s): Victor blue history card; trade catalog; disc.
The blue history card for this disc lists the recording date as 10/2/1908. This is believed to be an error.
Description and instrumentation provided by collector Jonathan Clark. Mr. Clark notes, "Although the word 'mariachi' is conspicuously absent from any Victor documentation related to the Cuarteto Coculense, these (and sessions recorded contemporaneously by this same group for Edison and Columbia) represent the earliest known recorded examples of the mariachi tradition."
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10/12/1908 Mexico City, Mexico 1 Master Victor 62302 10-in.


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