Azteca Records

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Azteca Records
FounderTrinidad Pelaez
GenreMexican music

Azteca Records was a mid 20th century record label specializing in Mexican music. Azteca Records was founded by Trinidad Pelaez in the 1940s as Discos Azteca with retail as well as recording.[1] Many titles were released in Mexico on the Peerless Records imprint.[2] By the 1960s the label and shops were acquired by Al Sherman of Alshire Records in Burbank, California.[3] [4] The label was mostly marketed in Mexico, but was manufactured in Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America.[5]


  1. ^ Steven Joseph Loza Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American Music in Los Angeles - Page 58 - 1993 "Las Hermanas Padilla had continued to sing and record and also toured extensively throughout the 1940s, performing in Venezuela, ... They recorded on Azteca Records, founded by Trinidad Pelaez, and became known as Dueto Azteca."
  2. ^ Strachwitz, Chris; Nicolopulos, James (1993). Lydia Mendoza: A Family Autobiography. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press, University of Houston. p. 369. ISBN 1-55885-065-1.
  3. ^ Billboard - Oct 2, 1965 - Page 3 "LOS ANGELES — Two new record companies have been formed by Al Sherman, following his total purchase of the Miller International budget product operation. The new labels are Tempo and Azteca, to release European recorded large orchestras with the accent on strings and Latin music, respectively. ..."
  4. ^ Lydia Mendoza: a family autobiography -Lydia Mendoza, Chris Strachwitz, James Nicolopulos - 1993 Page 357 155885066X "Azteca Records, founded by T. Pelaez in the 1940s, belongs today to Al Sherman of Alshire Records in Burbank, California."
  5. ^ Billboard - Feb 18, 1978 - Page 62 "Norberto Sigala, owner of Azteca Records, one of the first firms to get into the import business about eight months ago, says he has virtually suspended his wholesale operation which once served about 50 retail ..."

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