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Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca - "Beer-Drinking Polka" [Studio Session]
Max Baca and Flaco Jiménez perform a polca from their Smithsonian Folkways album 'Legends & Legacies.' Jiménez calls his arrangement of this old standard "Beer-Drinking Polka" because he doesn't recall the original title. Produced by Charles Weber and Daniel Sheehy 'Flaco & Max: Legends & Legacies' is available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: In the world of accordion-driven Tejano conjunto music, GRAMMY award-winners Flaco Jiménez and Max Baca are at once pillars of the past and forgers of the future. 'Legends and Legacies' spotlights these larger-than-life artists, each an inheritor of a musical legacy from his father and grandfather, and each a dynamic force of musical genius. This recording captures the essential sounds of conjunto tradition with Flaco’s 3-row button accordion and Max’s deep-pitched bajo sexto. Electric bass and drum kit round out the ensemble. En el mundo del acordeon-manejado por los conjuntos de musica Tejana, los ganadores del premio Grammy Flaco Jimenez y Max Baca son a la vez los pilares del pasado y los forjadores del futuro. Legends and Legacies destaca estos impresionantes artistas, cada uno heredero de un legado musical de sus padres y sus abuelos, como también con una fuerza dinámica de su genio musical. Esta grabación captura los sonidos esenciales del conjunto tradicion con el acordeon de botones en tres filas del Flaco y el profundo punteo del bajo sexto de Max. El Bajo eléctrico y la batería completan el conjunto. Flaco Jiménez Facebook: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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3 min 6 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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