"Favoritas De Mis Padres" is the debut album from conjunto accordionist Brenda Martinez. A native of the west side of San Antonio, Brenda grew up listening to classic conjunto with her parents, to whom this album is dedicated, and later learning to play the accordion as a teen.
After a long break, she picked up the squeezebox again and began re-learning how to play. A year and a half later, she is releasing her debut album full of traditional conjunto tunes available on CD, vinyl LP and digital platforms.
In this instrumental collection, you'll hear her hard work in action as she tackles polka after polka, a bolero and a huapango from masters like Ruben Naranjo, Gilberto Perez, Flaco Jimenez and Ruben Vela, as well as her own original polka, "La Galleta."
1. Lola - Ruben Naranjo
2. Hasta La Vista - Leaonardo "Flaco" Jimenez
3. Suavecito - Raul Moreno
4. Nora Melisa - Ruben Naranjo
5. Los Carnales - Gilberto Perez
6. Un Presentimiento - Ruben Fuentes/Alberto Cervantes)
7. Bonito Huapango - Ruben Naranjo
8. La Revoltura - Ruben Vela
9. Irene - Ruben Naranjo
10. La Galleta (Cookie Polka) - Brenda Martinez, BMI