Milly y los Vecinos

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Milly, Jocelyn y Los Vecinos was a highly successful New York-based Dominican Republic Merengue music group, unusual for being fronted by two sisters. In later albums the group became Milly Y Los Vecinos, and when the family group disbanded lead singer Milly Quezada went on to have an equally successful solo career.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ Paul Austerlitz Merengue 1566394848 1997 p.125 "The first of these to establish a following in the Dominican Republic was Millie, jocelyn, y los Vecinos, founded by sisters Millie and Jocelyn Quezada (lead singers) and their brother Rafael Merengue"
  2. ^ Billboard 10 Nov. 1984 - Page 59 The group is more properly called Milly, Jocelyn y Los Vecinos, after the two sisters who front it. In fact, the whole ensemble is a family affair that includes two of Milly and Jocelyn's brothers and is managed by Milly's husband, Rafael Vasquez."
  3. ^ Ronald H. Bayor Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest ... 0313357870 2011 "Milly is reported to be "the first woman to sing down-home merengue commercially" (Hanley 1991, 44). Many of the songs made popular by Milly, Jocelyn y Los Vecinos deal with issues related to the tensions and transformations ..."
  4. ^ Julie A. Sellers Merengue and Dominican Identity: Music as National Unifier 2004 078641815X p.169 "Some of the first of such groups were Milly, Jocelyn y los Vecinos, La Gran Manzana and the New York Band. Of these, the most popular both in the host and the home countries was Milly, Jocelyn y los Vecinos, a group comprised of two ..."
  5. ^ Silvio Torres-Saillant, Ramona Hernández, The Dominican Americans 1998 p.136 "Milly is reported to be "the first woman to sing down-home merengue commercially" (Hanley 1991: 44). Many of the songs made popular by Milly and Jocelyn y Los Vecinos deal with issues related to the tensions and transformations ..."
  6. ^ Sydney Hutchinson Merengue Tipico in Transnational Dominican Communities 0549819363 2008 " “Chinito” Díaz began playing with orquestas like the well-known New York group of Milly, Jocelyn, y los Vecinos, and took some of what he did there into his típico playing. "
  7. ^ Deborah Pacini Hernandez Oye Como Va!: Hybridity and Identity in Latino Popular Music 2010 1439900914 p.87 "Milly Jocelyn y Los Vecinos"