Anselmo Martinez

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Anselmo "El Chemiro" Martinez. "El Chemiro" is a nickname and is a title of a particular dance.

Anselmo "El Chemiro" Martinez is a popular Tejano singer, songwriter and musician. He gained prominence in the mid-1960s by recording orchestra music influenced by Glenn Miller, and by subsequently introducing the style coast to coast as he was touring and recording his original compositions. He has released 13 albums, 248 original songs and over 200 popular song recordings. Martinez in his 80s still performs and has written 261 Gospel songs releasing 5 gospel CDs. He is the President of The Guadalupanos at St. Gabriel’s Church. Anselmo “El Chemiro” Martinez, is an inductee to the TTMA Tejano Hall of Fame.

Career[edit]

In 1949, he began with a small Conjunto called Conjunto Gauna and debut their performance on KVOU radio in Uvalde, Texas. He slowly began climbing the charts with his biggest original hit "Caminos Chuecos" on 45rpm record with the flip side a recording called "Nadie Nos Separara". Born in Dunlay, Texas and raised in the Central part of Texas, comes a living legend in his own rite in which he follows in his father Jesus Martinez' footsteps, originally from Morelos, Coahuila, Mexico.

Anselmo Martinez was in the late 1960s at the pinnacle of his career with an orchestrated sound of trumpets and saxophones combined with his own original style. Inspired by the Glenn Miller Band during his younger years, Martinez incorporated his written arrangements to accompany more than 250 Spanish compositions of his own. Traveling the United States from Coast to Coast for more than 15 years, Anselmo Martinez has performed extensively in 40 states.

Discography[edit]

Albums in order from newest to oldest

Caminos Chuecos[edit]

  1. Caminos Chuecos
  2. Carino Santo
  3. Un Amor que se quiere
  4. LLoro Por ti
  5. Nuestros Besos
  6. Nadie Nos Separara
  7. I'm in the mood for love
  8. El Mar el la esperanza
  9. Besame
  10. Te Vi La Prueba
  11. No Me sigas enganado

Se Vale La Pena[edit]

  1. No Quiero Seguir Sufriendo
  2. Que Bonito
  3. Ahora Que Tengo Dinero
  4. La Yegua Ajena
  5. Volver Volver
  6. Hay Unos Ojos
  7. Tu Tienes La Culpa
  8. Me Toco Perder
  9. Cuenta Aparte
  10. Dile
  11. Mal Pasado De Amor
  12. Hasta El Fin
  13. Quedo Triste Y Abandonado
  14. Leyenda Macabra
  15. Tristes Corazones
  16. Me Cambio Por El Dinero
  17. Aunque Estes Tan Lejos

El Chemiro[edit]

  1. Te Quiero Te Extraño
  2. Dueña De Mi Corazon
  3. Prison De Botellas
  4. El Panadero
  5. Me Agarro Contigo
  6. Sirveme Otra Cantinero
  7. Rosalva De Leon
  8. Perdoname
  9. Morena De Mi Vida
  10. Pobre Desdichado
  11. Tu Retrato
  12. Entre Botellas De Vino
  13. Por Tu Culpa
  14. Corrido
  15. Me Ha Robado El Corazon
  16. Harto

El Trovador Tejano[edit]

  1. La Cruz De Vidrio
  2. La Condena
  3. Esta Noche Me Encuentro Borracho
  4. El Indio
  5. Maldita Suerte
  6. El Bilongo
  7. Mi Cielo Gris
  8. Mi Ultimo Trago
  9. Llore Llore
  10. Voy A Navegar
  11. Lleno De Recuerdos
  12. Prefiero Morir
  13. Copa Tras Copa
  14. La Ultima Botella
  15. La Novedad

Honors[edit]

TTMA present to give Anselmo Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award 2012
  • Tejano Music Awards (1984) - "Inducted into Hall of Fame"
  • Radio Latin Charts (1964) - "Single of the Year" for "Caminos Chuecos"
  • Tejano Music Hall of Fame (1987)
  • Texas Musicians Museum Hall of Fame(2010)
  • Austin Museum of Arts(2011)
  • Gold Album Award for Lifetime Achievement (2012)

References[edit]

  • Burr, Ramiro (1999). "Anselmo Martinez". In The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Regional Mexican Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York's Billboard Books, (ISBN 0823076911). pp. 64.

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