Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican American and Mexican Recordings

You can now listen to over 15,000 songs from the Frontera Collection right here. 

This is a catalog of all of the recordings in the Frontera Collection, currently over 170,000 songs from 78s, 45s, LPs, Cassettes, original master tapes and CDs in the Arhoolie Foundatin's archive. We have been digitizing them for over 15 years.
For more information about the recordings and to hear them, go to UCLA's Frontera website.
You will also find articles about the music, musicians and record labels there.

Click on the "+" symbol next to the Label name for more information about the recording.

If there is a green box next to the record, you can listen to the entire recording. Just click on the "+" symbol above the box.

For those accessing from a slow internet connection or a mobile device, this page may load a little slow, please be patient. This list was updated on November 11, 2018.  If you want browse only songs  you can listen to, click here.

Search globally in the search box, or specifically in the search box above each column. Sort by clicking on the ▲ .

For the most up-to-date list of recordings you can listen to, as well as play lists, visit our YouTube Frontera Chanel:

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Click to go to the UCLA Frontera website


Frontera Collection Catalog — 3 Comments

  1. Thank you for putting these records up my dad was part of orquesta Zamarripa and Zeke amd the sound of music. Same band he was the alto saxophone player. I have been searching for years and finally found something. Means a lot to me because he passed away in 2004 and now its on here for my daughter and niece and nephews to look at and be proud of their grandfather. Thank you so much!

  2. Thank you so much for archiving these songs. My father composed Ven Conmigo. His name is Gregorio Montano, Sr. He, his brother Manuel and his cousin Salvador were the Trio Hmnos. Montano. We didn’t have a copy of his song and were hoping to find it online one day. Thanks to you, we did!

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