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Jan 14 2015

Javier Batiz - El Baul Del Brujo Vol. 3 (2015)

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Javier Batiz - El Baul Del Brujo Vol. 3 (2015)
Artist: Javier Batiz
Title Of Album: El Baul Del Brujo Vol. 3
Year Of Release: 2015
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Oldies
Label: Discos Denver
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 33:12
Total Size: 79 Mb
Covers: Front


01. Big Boos Man (3:44)
02. So Sad To Be Lonesome (4:11)
03. My Babe (3:10)
04. Mama He Treats Your Daugther Mean (4:13)
05. Mucking Bird (3:06)
06. Rockin With The King (3:51)
07. Once Upon A Time (3:34)
08. Sick And Tired (3:58)
09. Detras De La Cortina (3:21)

Javier Batiz, a Guitar Legend in Mexico. A childhood friend of Santana's, he became a cult hero even though he stayed home.

The story starts in Tijuana in the 1950s with two kids who played together in a rock 'n' roll band, the TJs. They both had dreams. But one went north and the other went south.

Those choices would make an enormous difference to the careers of the two budding Mexican guitarists, Carlos Santana and Javier Batiz. From San Francisco, Santana would emerge as one of the most influential and celebrated figures in rock history. In Mexico City, Batiz would find his early success stymied by a conservative social climate hostile to the growth of rock music and its rebel culture.

Feeling defeated, Batiz moved back to Tijuana in 1970, just as his old friend's career was taking off across the border. Though he's continued to perform and record steadily since, Batiz slipped into relative anonymity.

Nicknamed El Brujo (the Wizard), he became a cult figure unknown even to the new generation of Mexican rockers who started to flourish in the mid-1980s.

Santana, however, never forgot the effect of seeing El Brujo play for the first time one Sunday afternoon in the kiosk of a Tijuana park.

"The first electric guitar I heard was Batiz's," Santana has said. "I was listening to the sound of the guitar and I thought ..., 'Man, this is my future.' "

Aficionados looking for the real roots of rock history in Mexico are increasingly finding Batiz and his blazing guitar at the source. Although some still believe that Mexican rock started in the '80s with groups such as Cafe Tacuba and El Tri, Batiz was actually at the birth of the country's rock scene two decades earlier.

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