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Best Of: Ultimate Collection

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 24, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • ASIN: B0002OOUHI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,676 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kokegg on April 27, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is "quickie" project that presents some of the most known recordings of the great Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan. This project does not include any liner notes, nor the original release dates, nor is remastered. You do not know what generation of the Mariachi Vargas your are hearing on this compilation. The Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan has been around for five generations, the first generation from 1897 to 1930, the second from 1931 to 1949, the third from 1950 to 1993, the fourth from 1994 to 2002, and the fifth from 2003 to date. Clearly, the songs presented here seems to be interpreted by the third generation of Mariachi Vargas around 1958-1968. I am basing it on the voices, which I can match from other original records (i.e., not compilations) of the early years of the third generation.

It is sad that this project and similar compilation projects (Lo Mejor de lo Mejor (BMG Latin, 2000), 100 Anos de Musica by RCA) have not taken the time to remaster these classic recording period from Mariachi Vargas de Tacalitlan nor has taken the time to provide even a brief history of this mariachi (You can go to Wikipedia, if you want to learn a little about this wonderful Mariachi history).

If you are looking for quantity and not necessarily the best sound or if you are looking for previous generation of the Mariachi Vargas, you will be well served by this CD compilation (The best Of Mariachi Vargas -- again it is the 3rd generation --) or by Lo Mejor de Lo Mejor Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan (another compilation by BMG/RCA),
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. McCormick on November 5, 2006
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The selections on this recording are outstanding, as are the members of

the band who sing and play in true, exciting, Mariachi fashion. Unlike

the "Hollywood" Mariachis who seem loud and boisterous, this group is

professional and true to tradition. Fun and excellent listining.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth L. Hawkins on April 17, 2008
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the very best Mariachi music I have ever heard. Twenty cuts of this CD and every one is excellent. I highly recommend this CD for pure joy listening to some of the finest Mariachi music available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ralph J. Mendez Jr. on October 10, 2007
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Very good mariachi cd. Excellent musicians and good vocalists. This is a very good compilation of Mexican music, however I would have liked more mariachi traditionals.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carole J. Bailey on April 18, 2013
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Most of the songs had vocals, which I really didn't want. After a while it all sounded like polka music
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By railfan on January 11, 2013
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As I noted in another review of Sones De Jalisco by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, I'm no expert on Mariachi music, but I love its cheerfulness and drive. I love to play this music on a gloomy day, simply because it cheers me up. This is a very delightful CD and yes, I recommend it highly. I'm not a "purist" so I really can't say how true to form this music is, but I do know that I like it a lot!
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I have long enjoyed mariachi music, and Mariachi Vargas represents a very high standard. They are much more than a typical mariachi band; they are more like a total musical organization, featuring great musicianship, excellent singing, and even folkloric dancing. We have seen them perform in person, so it was very gratifying to be able to obtain some of their best recorded music from Amazon.
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One of my favorite things to do in Mexico is sit in a local small-town plaza and listen to the mariachis. Sometimes the bands are really bad, but the out-of-tune sounds still add to the party atmosphere. This CD, however, is terrific. Excellent musicians, great sounds, a multitude of fun songs.
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