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Corrido Del Alambrista - Los Palillos Con El Conjunto Norteño | Frontera Project

Corrido Del Alambrista
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Label Colonial
Catalog Number 116
Matrix Number CR-144
Recording Format 78
Composer Garcia, Oscar
Genre Corrido
Accompaniment Con El Conjunto Norteño
Performer Los Palillos
Performer Listed on Media Los Palillos
Composer Garcia, Oscar
Accompaniment Con El Conjunto Norteño
Recording Format 78
Condition: N
Subject looking, for, luxuries, immigration, migrant, labor, advice
Label Colonial
Country USA
Catalog Number 116
Matrix Number CR-144
Genre Corrido
Staff Notes: Song tells about immigrating to the United States in search of a better life. This is the first example of the term “Espalda Mojada” I’ve encountered in a song. This refers to crossing the border illegally, literally translated is “Wetback” a derogatory term used to describe undocumented immigrants from Mexico and South America.
Transfer Date: Friday, September 5, 2003
Donated By: Chris Strachwitz

Staff Notes

Song tells about immigrating to the United States in search of a better life. This is the first example of the term “Espalda Mojada” I’ve encountered in a song. This refers to crossing the border illegally, literally translated is “Wetback” a derogatory term used to describe undocumented immigrants from Mexico and South America.

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