Tomas Ortiz- Memories of Los Alegres de Teran

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  1. Sad day indeed companeros de la musica de conjunto. We had just play “Te Vas Angel Mio” on the previous show and now this. Now they are reunited to sing again in Heaven.

    May he rest in peace.
    Chicano Express Radio.

  2. OUR PRAYERS WILL BE FOR TOMAS ORTIZ & HIS FAMILY! MAY HE REST IN PEACE.!

    GOT SOMETHING TO SHARE WITH YOU:
    THIS REMINDS ME IN THE 1950’s WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS OLD. LOS ALEGRES DE TERAN CAME TO PLAY FOR MY COUSIN’s WEDDING RECEPTION DOWN (La Casita Ranch) IN RIO GRANDE CITY, TEXAS. I USED TO PLAY THE GUITAR AND THE BAJO SEXTO THEN. I ASKED THEM IF I COULD BORROW THEIR BAJO SEXTO AND IF I COULD PLAY ALONG WITH THEM. THEY SAID SURE, DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PLAY.? I SAID YES, BUT I HAVE NEVER PLAYED WITH A PROFESSIONAL GROUP BEFORE, ONLY WITH AN AMATEUR BAND CALLED TINITO LOPEZ y SU CONJUNTO. SO THEY LET PLAY THE BAJO SEXTO WITH THEM ON 2 POLKAS. WHAT A HONOR I FELT PLAYING ALONG WITH LOS ALEGRES DE TERAN.! AFTER I WAS DONE, THEY SAID, YOU PLAY THE BAJO SEXTO REALL GOOD. AND I SAID, THANK YOU FOR LETTING PLAY WITH YOU GUYS!

    TU AMIGO,
    ISRAEL LOPEZ
    http://WWW.TEJANORUSH.DNSWH.COM
    (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

  3. I have one memory of Tomas Ortiz. He was playing at Club Carnaval about 14 years ago in Austin…disco balls, smoke machines, BIG SCREEN TVs…lots of flash…and here was Tomas and a single accordion player…standing motionless making beautiful,simple music in a place that seemed incongruous to the down-home ranchera sound of the dueto. I remeber he did not use a guitar pick. I was excited to shake his hand on the intermission. He’s like Muddy Waters, Hank Williams…someone who cut the path for us to follow. The music lives!

  4. I never had the pleasure of meeting Tomas Ortiz, but my whole family loves his music. Los Alegres de Teran were magnificent. Our prayers are with his family. Gracias por todas las canciones hermosas. Mi favorita es Prenda de mi Alma. Los Alegres de Teran eran Realmente un tesoro.

  5. Siempre viviran en nuestros recuerdos. Ay muchos buenos conjuntos pero nadie que le compare a Los Alegres de Teran. Ay un dicho que escuche ase mucho tiempo que dise ” Suspiros Que Van Y Vienen, y En El Viento, Que De Besos Se Daran ” Es Todo lo que puedo desir. Adios y que descanses en Paz

    Queta…La Rancherita del Norte

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