José Alfredo Jiménez. Performer, Primary Artist.
José Alfredo Jiménez (born in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico on 9 January 1926 - died 23 November 1973 in Mexico City, Mexico) was a legendary Mexican singer-songwriter in the ranchera style. His songs are considered part of the Mexican musical heritage and comparable, for instance, to what Woody Guthrie meant to American folk music. The restaurant where he worked as a young man, "La Sirena" was frequented by Andres Huesca, who heard some of his compositions of the then young singer, among which was "Cuando el Destino" and "Yo".
Listen to albums and songs from Jose Alfredo Jimenez. One of the giants of Mexican music, Jose Alfredo Jimenez was a musical genius who was reportedly composing songs by the times he was age nine. He composed the hit song "El Jinete" when he was only eleven years ol. Revered equally for his singing style and for the compositions he fed into the Mexican musical lexicon, Jimenez was also a renegade bolero who shifted bolero's focus from the metaphorical to the physical with songs like "Ella" which spoke eloquently - and simply - of love and heartbreak.
José Alfredo Jiménez-Sandoval (Spanish pronunciation: ; 19 January 1926 – 23 November 1973) was a Mexican singer-songwriter of rancheras, whose songs are considered an integral part of Mexico's musical heritage. Jiménez was born in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato. According to the singer Miguel Aceves Mejía, he did not play an instrument and did not even know the Spanish word for "waltz" or what "keys" his songs were in. Nonetheless, he composed more than 1,000 songs. Among the most famous are "Me equivoqué contigo", "Ella",.
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José Alfredo Jiménez (January 19, 1926 in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato – November 23, 1973 in Mexico City, Mexico) was a Mexican singer-songwriter in the ranchera style whose songs are considered an integral part of Mexico's musical heritage.