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Lalo : my life and music

Author: Lalo Guerrero; Sherilyn Mentes
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"He has been called "the father of Chicano music" and "the original Chicano hepcat." A modest man in awe of his own celebrity, he has sung of the joys and sorrows, dreams and frustrations of the Mexican American community over a sixty-year career. Lalo Guerrero is an American original, and his music jubilantly reflects the history of Chicano popular culture and music. Lalo's autobiography takes readers on a musical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guerrero, Lalo.
Lalo.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)639542418
Named Person: Lalo Guerrero; Lalo Guerrero; Lalo Guerrero
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lalo Guerrero; Sherilyn Mentes
ISBN: 0816522138 9780816522132 0816522146 9780816522149
OCLC Number: 47644231
Description: xii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The dream --
The beginning --
Mamá --
Papá --
Our Mexican roots --
Raul and Alberto --
The old barrio --
I go out into the world --
The beginning of my career in music --
Music and more music --
My first love --
Mexico City --
Back to Tucson and on to Los Angeles --
Los Carlistas --
My first records --
The New York World's Fair --
I get married --
Our gypsy years --
World War II --
The Pachuco years --
On the road with my band --
The fifties --
My life with Pancho Lopez --
I go into the nightclub business --
Elvis, the Martian, and the Three little squirrels --
Lalo's again --
In the fields --
Papá's dream --
Lidia --
Palm Springs --
My so-called retirement --
The National Medal of Arts and other honors --
Afterword / Manuel Peña.
Responsibility: Lalo Guerrero, Sherilyn Meece Mentes.

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He has been called "the father of Chicano music" and "the original Chicano hepcat." Now, Lalo's autobiography takes readers on a musical rollercoaster, from his earliest enjoyment of Latino and black  Read more...

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2003 Southwest Book Award Winner!""This is a book for everyone--not just Mexicans or Mexican-Americans, or music lovers. It's the human story of a remarkable man who was born in Tucson's Barrio Read more...

 
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