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Born: 29 October 1911 in Reynosa, Mexico

Genre: Latino

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Narciso "El Huracan del Valley (The Hurricane of the Valley)" Martinez is considered the "father of conjunto music." A prolific artist, capable of recording 20 tunes in a single day, Martinez established the framework for the music of the borderlands between Texas and Mexico. In addition to recording such classic tunes as "La Chicharonera," "La Parrita," "La Polvadera," and "Los Coyotes" on his own, Martinez used his distinctive accordion playing to accompany such norteno and cajunto artists as Carmen...
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