Lisandro Meza

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Lisandro Meza (El Piñal, Los Palmitos, Sucre, 26 September 1939) is a Colombian singer and accordionist.[1] Since he inauguratd as a Accordion in 1958, Lisandro has been described as the “King of Cumbia,” “El Macho de America” (ENG: The man of the Americas) and the “Master of Vallenato Sabanero.” Meza was once part of the group, Los Corraleros de Majagual in 1962, which was a successful band in both Colombia and Venezuela.

Known as "Lisandro Meza y Su Conjunto" between 1967 to 1994, his music is known for its eclectic styled with Dominican Merengue, Louisiana Zydeco, & Tex-Mex Norteño music His music is inspired by many famous artists and musicians such asLos Del Río, Aterciopelados, Alberto Barros, Aniceto Molina, and many more artists. Most of his music are prominent outside of Colombia, mainly in Peru, Mexico, the Southern Cone , North America, Europe, & China.

Early life[edit]

Lisandro Meza Márquez was born on September 26, 1939 at Los Palmitos in Sucre, Colombia. He starting to sing & learned to play the Accordion with his father, known as "La Armenia" in 1954. His first record was ”Aroma de las Flores,” recorded on the same year.

Career[edit]

In 1961, Meza joined Los Corraleros de Majagual, a very well-known group which was popular in both Colombia & Venezuela. During the time being a member of the Group, he recorded 41. LPs He also declared the name of the band to change as "Combo Gigante." In 1967, he renamed his group as "Lisandro Meza y Su Conjunto" with its Album Release, "Fiesta Sabanera."

Select discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • El Tigre del Acordeón (1960)
  • El Brujo Del Accordéon (1960)
  • Fiesta Sabanera (1967)
  • Upa Je (1969)
  • Rey Sin Corona (1969)
  • Siguen las Fiestas (1970)
  • Salsita Mami (1970)
  • En Nueva York (1970)
  • El Grande (1971)
  • El Chacho Del Acordeón (1971)
  • El Accordion Pitador De Lisandro Meza (1973)
  • El Negrito (1973)
  • El Dios Cantor (1974)
  • El Campeón Mundial del Acordeón (1975)
  • La Hija de Amaranto (1975)
  • Lisandro 78 (1978)
  • El Innocente (1978)
  • El Sabanero (1978)
  • El León Del Acordeón (1980)
  • El Muchacho Alegre (1980)
  • Canción para una Muerte Anunciada (1981)
  • De Tal Palo Tal Astilla (1982)
  • Lejanía (1982)
  • ¡Riiico...! (Rico) (1983)
  • Solo Cumbias (1983)
  • Estás Pillao (1983)
  • ¿Y la Plata Que? (1984)
  • Mi Carrito (1985)
  • La Vaca Gas (1985)
  • El Sabroso (1986)
  • Alejo Y Yo (1986)
  • La Lay Del Ta (1986)
  • El Mandamás (1986)
  • Lisandro Mezacladito (1986)
  • Mamando Gallo (1986)
  • Grandes Exitos con... Lisandro Meza y Su Conjunto (1986)
  • Mezacladito Vol. 2 (1987)
  • El Sabanero Mayor (1987)
  • ¡Aquí! (1988)
  • Mezacladito Vol. 3 (1989)
  • Soy Colombiano (1990)
  • Alas De Olvido (1990)
  • Internacionales (1990)
  • De Fiesta por el Mundo (1991)
  • Mucho Lisandro Para Colombia Vol. 1 (1991)
  • Amor Lindo (1991)
  • Exitos Colombianos (1991)
  • Lisandro's Cumbia (1991)
  • Y su Conjunto (1992)
  • Infinito (1992)
  • El Goool (1992)
  • Mucho Para Colombia, Vol. 1 (1993)
  • Lisandro's Cumbia (Kinex, 1993)
  • 20 Grandes Éxitos (1993)
  • El Macho (1993)
  • Un Mundial de Éxitos (1994)
  • Cumbias Colombianas (1994)
  • Mi Razon de Ser (1995)
  • El Sabanero Mayor (1995)
  • El Mago del Accordion (1995)
  • A Punta de Maíz (1995)
  • La Suegra (1995)
  • Por Que Usted Lo Ha Pedido (1996)
  • El Rey Sabanero del Acordeón (1996)
  • Pa'l Mundo (1996)
  • De Parranda en Mi Casa Vol. 2 (1997)
  • Solo Por Ti (1997)
  • Benditas Mujeres (1998)
  • El Sabanero (El Sananero Mayor) (1999)
  • Lisandro Meza: Éxitos Originales (1999)
  • El Sabanero Mayor (Hay Amores que Matan) (1999)
  • Navidades con Lisandro Meza (2000)
  • De Parranda en Mi casa. Vol. 1 (2000)
  • Los Super Éxitos De Lisandro Meza (2000)
  • El Embajador (2001)
  • Con Mucho Sabor...! (2002)
  • Pa’ Todo el Mundo (2004)
  • Su Majestad (2005)
  • La Univerisidad de la Cumbia (2010)
  • Los Triple (2014)
  • La Universidad de la Cumbia (2014)
  • Sueño Americano (2016)
  • Bonito Compas (2017?)
  • De Parranda en Mi Casa Vol. 3 (2018)

Singles[edit]

  • El Saludo (1959)
  • El Guayacan (1967)
  • Shacalao/Tracata (1975)
  • Entre Rejas (Enter Rejas) (1976)
  • Donde Va Jose (Where's Jose going) (1977)
  • Guantaranure (1977)
  • La Miseria Humana (1977)
  • El Innocente (The Innocent) (1978)
  • Entre Rejas (1978)
  • Las Tapas (1978)
  • La Candela Viva (The Candle lives/alive) (1978)
  • Baracunatana (1981)
  • Cumbla de Amor (Cumbia of love) (1981)
  • Martha la Reina (Martha the Queen) (1981 Edition) (1981)
  • Martha la Reina (12" Edition) (1981)
  • Lejanía (Far away) (1982)
  • La Matica (1982)
  • Estas Pilla’o (1982)
  • Esta Noche es Mía (1982)
  • Cumbia de los Locos (Cumbia of the crazy) (1986)
  • Soledad (Loneliness) (1986)
  • El Siete (The Seven) (1989)
  • Martha la Reina (1990 Edition)
  • Que Se Vaya el Amor (Let Love go) (1991)
  • El Macho (1993)
  • El Hombre Feliz (The Happy Man (1993)
  • La Muerte de Tite (The death/murder of Tite) (1993)
  • Senderito de Amor (Senderito of love) (1993)
  • La Boyana (1994)
  • Vuelve (Come Back) (1995)
  • Yo Quiero Ser (I want to be) (1998)
  • Hay Amores que Matan (There is love that kills) (1999)
  • El Jornalero (El Hijo de Tuta) (The Son of Tuta) (2001)
  • Para Politico No (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Music: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo - 2000 - "Accordionist and singer Lisandro Meza combines a unique sound and powerful gifts as both composer and performer. Justly, he's a major star."