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Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican American and Mexican Recordings Catalog

This is a catalog of all of the recordings in the Frontera Collection, currently over 175,000 songs from 78s, 45s, LPs, Cassettes, original master tapes and CDs in the Arhoolie Foundation’s archive (updated April 2020). Although originally focused on the border music of the United State and Mexico, it now contains music from all of Latin America.

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.

You can listen to many of these recordings on our YouTube Frontera Collection channel.
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id Label Catalog # Martix # Format Artist Title Accompanyment Notes Condition Date Composer Genre on label Album Title
4 1355 Records 101 45 Felipe Martinez El Corrido De Don Yarborough Y Los Artistas N- Martinez, Felipe corrido
5 1355 Records 102 45 Felipe Martinez Carta Preciosa Y Los Artistas N- Martinez, Felipe psychedelic rock
6 4 Star 1001-a v-103 78 Juan Florer La Cumparsita Speigener - Guitar; Erwin - Bass Internationally famous novelty singer and pianist with his Dusketeers N- Matus - Rodriguez tango
7 4 Star 1001-b v-104-me-r 78 Juan Florer Belle of Santiago Speigener - Guitar; Erwin - Bass Internationally famous novelty singer and pianist with his Dusketeers. N- Carleton - Dixon rhumba
8 4 Star 1002-a v-105 78 Juan Florer Tico Tico International Trio: Jose Boroso - Guitar; Michael Somogyi - Bass; Danny Van Allen - Drums E+ Abreu - Oliverira rhumba
9 4 Star 1002-b v-106 78 Juan Florer No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti International Trio: Jose Boroso - Guitar; Michael Somogyi - Bass; Danny Van Allen - Drums I Can’t Live Without You E+ Florer, Juan rhumba
10 4 Star 1003-a v-107 78 Juan Florer El Choclo De Noche International Trio: Jose Boroso - Guitar; Michael Somogyi - Bass; Danny Van Allen - Drums The Night Owl. This is sung in English as well as Spanish. E+ Florer, Juan calypso
11 4 Star 1003-b v-108 78 Juan Florer Nague International Trio: Jose Boroso - Guitar; Michael Somogyi - Bass; Danny Van Allen - Drums E+ Pozo, Luciano samba
12 4 Star 1004 v-109-me 78 Juan Florer Ba Ba Rum Michael Somogyi - Bass, Ivan Lopes - Trumpet, Dann Van Allen - Drums, Lou Bonkowski - Guitar V+ Florer, Juan rhumba
13 4 Star 1004 v-110-me 78 Juan Florer Lovely Lady of Castilia Michael Somogyi - Bass, Ivan Lopes - Trumpet, Dann Van Allen - Drums, Lou Bonkowski - Guitar V+ Duffie - Taconis bolero