La Sombra

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This article is about the Tejano band. For the professional wrestler, see La Sombra (wrestler).
La Sombra
Origin Aurora, Illinois, United States
Genres Tejano/Tex-Mex, cumbia, hip hop, rock, soul/R&B
Years active (1970s – 1995; 2008)
Labels International Records Company/IRC, Freddie Records, Fonovisa, EMI Latin
Associated acts La Mafia, Fandango, Selena, Kumbia Kings, Cruz Martínez
Website La Sombra de Tony Guerrero

La Sombra de Chicago or La Sombra de Tony Guerrero was a Tejano band founded by brothers, Tony and Gavino Guerrero. Originally from the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois, the group gained national acclaim and success after moving to Corpus Christi, Texas, the headquarters of their label, Freddie Records.

La Sombra released over twenty full-length studio albums featuring songs in both Spanish and English. Following numerous line-up changes, the group disbanded in 1995, briefly reuniting in 2008 for a number of live shows.

La Sombra has been credited with influencing the Tejano and cumbia music fields in terms of musical style, dress, and concert performances as well as a generation of newer artists including the Kumbia Kings.

Select discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Mi Guerita Coca-Cola (1984)
  • Where's The Beef? (1984)
  • No Hay Derecho (1985)
  • Eres Tu Muchachita (1985)
  • Sombra Love (1985)
  • Botoncito De Cariño (1986)
  • All I Could Do Was Cry (1986)
  • From The Streets Of Chicago (1987)
  • La Rebelde (1987)
  • Strikes Again (1988)
  • Chicago's Wild Side (1988)
  • One Of A Kind (1989)
  • The Chi-Town Boys R Back (1989)
  • Good Boys Wear White (1990)
  • Porque Te Quiero (1991)
  • Intocable (1992)
  • Ilusiones (1993)
  • Caliente Dulce Amor (1994)
  • Mas Que Todo (1995)
  • Alborotados (1997)
  • Todo Me Recuerda A Ti (1999)

Compilations[edit]

  • Double Shot (1988)
  • Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (1990)
  • Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1991)
  • Awesome (1991)
  • The Greatest Show On Earth (1991)
  • Lo Mejor (1993)
  • 10th Anniversary (1994)
  • Our Very Best (1995)
  • Las Mejores Cumbias (1995)
  • 30 Greatest Hits (1997)
  • 30 Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (2000)
  • In Concert (2001)
  • 30 Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (2002)
  • The Original Recordings (2004)
  • Mano A Mano (2004)
  • 20 Exitos De Recuerdo (2005)
  • The Original Recordings 2 (2005)
  • Anthology (2007)
  • Battle of The 80s (2008)

Band members[edit]

  • Tony Guerrero - lead vocals, background vocals, accordion
  • Gavino Guerrero - lead vocals, background vocals, trumpet
  • Cruz Guerrero - keyboards, background vocals
  • Albert "Tiger" Diaz - trumpet, saxophone
  • Rene Limas - keyboards
  • Jesse Huerta - drums, background vocals
  • Lorenzo "Chencho" Benavides - lead vocals
  • Jose "Pepper" Gonzales - guitars
  • Harvey Gonzales - bass guitar, background vocals
  • Alex Ramirez - keyboards, accordion
  • Ray Talamantez Jr. - trumpet, saxophone, vocals
  • Alex (Chuco) Gutierrez - keyboards, vocals
  • Adam Vargas - guitars
  • Cruz Martínez - keyboard (1989–1996)
  • Andrew Maes - background vocals
  • Bobby Rios - bass guitar
  • Roland Gutierrez - keyboards
  • Jesse Colon - trumpet (1981 – 1984)
  • Joel Garza - drums (1994 – 1995)


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