Grupo Montez de Durango

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Grupo Montez de Durango
Genres Duranguense
Years active 1997–present
Labels Cruz de Piedra Records
Members Jose Luis Terrazas
Jose Luis Terrazas Jr.
Kevin Estrada
Francisco Lopez
Cesar Ruelas
Daniel Terrazas
Javier Guzman
Fabian Muro
Jesus Garcia
Gersain Garcia

Grupo Montez de Durango or Montez de Durango is a duranguense band currently based in Chicago, USA. This group is well known in the United States, Mexico and Central America. Although Grupo Montez de Durango's sound is deeply rooted in the music of traditional Mexican music, it is also influenced by the members' hometown of Chicago.

History[edit]

Jose Luis Terrazas founded Grupo Montez De Durango in 1996. Terrazas, who was born in Durango, Mexico, grew up in Chicago and was a percussionist in the marching band at his high school. He hooked up with a traditional Mexican banda and learned that these groups were very popular in Chicago. The next step was the formation of his own group.

The seven-member group soon became a popular draw at local dance halls.[citation needed] Membership in the group includes leader Jose Luis Terrazas, Daniel Terrazas (drummer and son), Jose Luis Terrazas Jr (Hype Man) and other musicians. Besides covers of older traditional Mexican songs, the group also played a faster-paced style of music: a polka/ranchera mix. This musical style became associated with the dance style called "El Pasito Duranguense" (The Durango Step) and Grupo Montez de Durango was the band most closely identified with it.[1] Terrazas founded his own Terrazas Records label and the band began recording and releasing albums.

In time, one of the major labels[clarification needed] signed the group, but the label wanted the group to change its sound and they soon parted ways. The group signed with a Mexican independent label and released El Sube y Baja in 2002. The band's next release followed in 2003, and De Durango a Chicago debuted at No. 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart. A live album, En Vivo Desde Chicago (with a DVD), was released early in 2004. A year later, Y Sigue La Mata Dando was released and in 2006.[clarification needed]

The group fractured that same year with several members, including vocalist Alfredo Ramirez Corral, breaking away to form their own group, Los Creadorez Del Pasito Duranguense De Alfredo Ramirez. Montez de Durango re-grouped, replenished their ranks, and released a new studio album, Borron Y Cuenta Nueva, which won a Billboard Award for Album Of the Year in the summer of 2007, showing doubters[who?] they were stronger than ever. They also released two albums in 2008, Vida Mafiosa in March and Nosotros Somos in October.

In 2010 they came back with a new studio album, Con Estilo...Chicago Style, debuting number 1 on the charts and with a new tour Mi Necesidad Tour 2010.

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Discography[edit]

  • 1997 Rama Seca
  • 1998 Tu Mirada
  • 1999 La Ausencia
  • 2000 Los Primos de Baltazar
  • 2001 El Tamborazo
  • 2002 Sube y Baja
  • 2003 De Durango A Chicago
  • 2004 En Vivo Desde Chicago
  • 2005 Y Sigue La Mata Dando
  • 2005 Los Super Éxitos: Lagrimillas Tontas
  • 2006 Borrón y Cuenta Nueva
  • 2006 500 novillos
  • 2007 Agárrese
  • 2007 En Directo De México A Guatemala
  • 2008 Vida Mafiosa
  • 2008 Nosotros Somos
  • 2009 El Borracho
  • 2010 Cerrando Trato (Corridos Con Tuba)
  • 2010 Con Estilo...Chicago Style
  • 2012 MMXII
  • 2014 Montez de Durango Presenta

Singles[edit]

  • 1997 Rama Seca
  • 1998 Tu Mirada
  • 1999 La Ausencia
  • 2000 Los Primos de Baltazar
  • 2000 La Hierba se Movía
  • 2001 Catarino y Los Rurales
  • 2002 El Sube y Baja
  • 2002 Las Mismas Piedras
  • 2003 Hoy Empieza Mi Tristeza
  • 2003 Lágrimas de Cristal
  • 2003 El Huérfano
  • 2004 Te Quise Olvidar
  • 2004 Quiero Saber de Tí
  • 2005 Adiós Amor Te Vas
  • 2005 Esperanzas
  • 2005 Lagrimillas Tontas
  • 2006 Adiós A Mi Amante
  • 2007 Que Vuelva
  • 2007 Me Duele Escuchar Tu Nombre
  • 2007 Lágrimas del Corazón
  • 2007 La Piojoza
  • 2008 Como En Los Buenos Tiempos
  • 2008 Etapas de Mi Vida
  • 2008 Espero
  • 2009 Lo Que Un Día Fue, No Será
  • 2009 Porque Te Vas
  • 2009 El Borracho
  • 2010 Paseando Y Tomando
  • 2010 Mi Necesidad
  • 2010 Que Triste es un Adios
  • 2011 He Renunciado a Ti
  • 2012 A Donde Aviento El Corazon
  • 2012 Descuide
  • 2013 Fecha De Caducidad
  • 2014 Nadie me vera llorar
  • 2014 Con Permiso

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutchinson, Sydney. 2007. From Quebradita to Duranguense: Dance in American American Youth Culture. Tucson: University of Arizona.
  2. ^ http://montezdedurango.net

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