The Benson Latin American Collection

Dan Dickey Music Collection, 1930-1982



Descriptive Summary

Creator Dickey, Dan William
Title Dan Dickey Music Collection
Dates: 1930-1982
Abstract Sound recordings of Tejano, Mexican, and other Latin American music as well as radio programs. The collection also includes corridos, interviews by corridistas and other Tejano musicians, and written materials related to Dickey’s research on the John F. Kennedy corridos.
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Extent 5 linear feet, plus 186 sound discs: analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.; 38 sound tape reels: analog, 7.5 ips, 7 in.
Language English
Repository Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Ethnomusicologist, teacher, and musician Dan Dickey was a director of Andean music, Central American marimba, and mariachi ensembles at the University of Texas at Austin. Dickey also conducted extensive research on corridos, a popular form of Mexican and Chicano musical ballads. Dickey’s graduate level research focused more specifically on Tejano corridos, particularly those written after the death of President John F. Kennedy Jr. His book, The Kennedy Corridos: A Study of the Ballads of a Mexican American Hero, published by the University of Texas Press, was based on his master’s thesis and its accompanying research. In addition to Kennedy corridos, Dickey collected recordings of a variety of Tejano corridos, interviews with corridistas, radio programs, and a variety of Tejano, Mexican, and Latin American music.


Scope and Contents Note

The Dan Dickey Collection consists of sound recordings of and about a variety of Mexican, Latin American, and Tejano music. Recordings of performances by Tejano musicians and corridistas, as well as interviews with both are well represented in the collection, including interviews on the migrant corridos project. Also included are interviews and performances of corridos specifically related to the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. In addition, the collection includes sound recordings from National Public Radio and a collection titled Musica Mexicana. The collection also includes 186 sound recordings of mainly Mexican popular music, with some Argentine, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and United States artists represented, as well as a card catalog of Mexican music from that collection. Reel-to-reel audio, cassette tapes, 45 rpm records, and 8-track tapes are all included in this collection. Also present are written materials related to Dickey’s research on the Kennedy corridos and his book on the topic, including correspondence, notes and interviews, and his master’s thesis.

The collection is organized in two series: Audiovisual Materials and Kennedy Corridos Materials. Audiovisual materials are arranged chronologically by format.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The is classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Subjects (Persons)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Dickey, Dan William
Subjects
Corridos
Tejano music
Conjunto music
Music--Mexico
Mexican Americans--Texas--Music
Popular music--Mexico--1941-1950

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Dan Dickey Music Collection, Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

Audiovisual Materials 1973-1982, N.d.

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1 Audio reels
Corridos
1 Corrido de Juan F. Kennedy written and sung by Arnulfo Castillo RFD 3, Delta, Ohio 43515, recorded by Inez Cardozo-Freeman in 1973, Dept. of Comparative Literature, The Ohio State University Newark, Ohio 43055, 1973
2 TFW: Luis Ordoñez, Luis Daniel, David Briseño all together, Austin, TX, 10 March 1979
3 Side 1: Arnulfo Castillo, 14 March 1979
Side 2: Arnulfo, 14 March, Francisco Garza, 15 March 1979
4 Side I: Villa del Cármen, Salomón Martinez, Sri Uriega 6 April 1979
Side II: 2: Roy Posada, Thelma, 3: Norman Laird “Brownie” MacNeill, 13 April 1979
5 Brownie MacNeill; entreuista, 13 April 1979
6 Santa Morales Mission Amigos, Entreuista y fragmentas de canciones sobre la pizca, 2 October 1979
7 1 - Abel Canto, corrido del (?). 2 - “Los Piscadores”, F. Zimele Trio S.A., 3 - “El Deseppuado”, (?), 4 - “Yo quero volver”, Gilberto Perez, 5 - “Los Ranches de Tejas”, Oueto Rey Nosa, 6 - “Marcha de los campesinos”, Steve Jordon, (?), 7 - Willie Lopez, “Audios mi Texas”, Los Donnenos, N.d.
8 Fco. Garza, Elsa - Jesús Iracheta, N.d.
9 Kennedy corridos, N.d.
10 Rumel Fuentes “Mexico-Americano”, N.d.
11 TFW (Luis Ordoñez, Luis Daniel, David Briseño, Miguel Salinas, N.d.
12 Various Kennedy corridos, N.d.
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2 Musica Mexicana
1 Musica Mexicana 1, N.d.
2 Musica Mexicana 2, N.d.
3 Musica Mexicana 3, N.d.
4 Musica Mexicana 4, N.d.
5 Musica Mexicana 5, N.d.
6 Musica Mexicana 6, N.d.
7 Musica Mexicana 7, N.d.
8 Musica Mexicana 8, N.d.
9 Musica Mexicana 9, N.d.
10 Musica Mexicana 10, N.d.
11 Musica Mexicana 11, N.d.
12 Musica Mexicana 12, N.d.
13 Musica Mexicana 13, N.d.
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3 National Public Radio Programs and Flaco Jiménez at Austin City Limits
1 Austin City Limits - Flaco Jiménez Reel #1, N.d.
2 Austin City Limits - Flaco Jiménez Reel #2, N.d.
3 NEH NPR Radio #1 - Spanish, N.d.
4 #2 - Spanish, N.d.
5 NEH NPR Radio #3 - Spanish, N.d.
6 #1 - English, N.d.
7 NEH grant NPR Radio Program - Tejano music and corridos #2 - English, N.d.
8 English #2, N.d.
9 NEH grant NPR Radio Program - Tejano music and corridos #3 - English, N.d.
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4 Reels of Dickey Collection 78's
See box 10 for a card file of the recordings from the Dan Dickey collection of Mexican records.
1 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 1-10, N.d.
2 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 11-20, N.d.
3 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 21-30, N.d.
4 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 31-40, N.d.
5 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 41-49, N.d.
6 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 50-59, N.d.
7 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 60-69, N.d.
8 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 70-79, N.d.
9 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 80-89, N.d.
10 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 90-99, N.d.
11 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 100-109, N.d.
12 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 110-119, N.d.
13 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 120-129, N.d.
14 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 130-139 N.d.
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5 1 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 140-148 N.d.
2 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 149-158 N.d.
3 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 159-168 N.d.
4 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 169-177 N.d.
5 Dean [Dan] Dickey collection of Mexican records discs 178-186 N.d.
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10 1 Card file of recordings from the Dan Dickey collection of Mexican records
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6 Cassette tapes
1 Side 1: J. Morante, 4 February 1976
Side 2: Tony de la Rosa, January 1976
2 Si Morante El Rey de corridos, San Antonio, 4 February 1976
3 Side A: Lecture II, Richard Santos “conjunto” - guests Jose Morante, Toby Torres, Our Lady of the Lake Univ., February 1976
Side B: Santos, N.d.
4 (Chiva) Adam De La Rosa Corpus Christi, TX, February 1976
5 Side A: Tony De La Rosa, N.d.
Side B: Tony De La Rosa, K. Scott interview, February 1976
6 Side 1: Jose Morante, February 1976
Side 2: Agapito Luniga, June 1976
7 Side A: Toby Torres, sound low, interviewer - K. Scott, San Antonio, 5 March 1976
Side B: Jose Morante, K. Scott interviewer, San Antonio, February 1976
8 Chiva De La Rosa, Interviewer K. Scott, Kingville, TX, 4 March 1976
9 Toby Torres, interviewed by K. Scott, San Antonio, 6 March 1976
10 Joey Lopez, 14 March 1976
11 Side 1: Flaco Jimenez, 26 March 1976
Side 2: Flaco Jimenez, 29 March 1976
12 Side 1: Interview with Johnny Gonzalez, Dallas, 13 May 1976
Side 2: Interview with Johnny Gonzalez N.d.
13 Side 1: Lydia Mendoza, 1 June 1976
Side 2: Tomas Ortiz, 2 June 1976
14 Side 1: Narcisso, 2 June 1976
Side 2: Kennedy corridos N.d.
15 Side A: Topic De la Rosa, Ramiro Garza on conjuncto, interviewed by Koer Scott, 5 July 1976
Side B: Mike Garza, San Antonio, 9 December 1978
16 Side A: Ramiro Garcia talks about conjunto 1950’s, 1960’s, San Antonio, 5 July 1976
Side B: Hugo Gonzales, bajo sexto player with Flaco Jimenez, San Antonio, 10 July 1976
17 Side A: Sabino, San Antonio, 6 July 1976
Side B: Sabino and Juan Garcia, Cultural District Ctr., San Antonio, July 1976
18 Side A: Hugo Gonzalez, 10 July 1976
Side B: Hugo Gonzales, Martin Gonzales, sound of Bajo N.d.
19 Side A: Conjuncto and corrido lecture demo, 11 December 1976
Side B: Interview with Carlos Velazquez, 18 January 1977
20 Narcisso Martinez, April 1977
21 Side A: Eloisa Guerrero Comal / N. Braunfels, 4 July 1977
Side B: Santiago and Eloisa Guerrero in their home in Comal town, 4 July 1977
22 1st interview Hilario Gayton of Los Penguinos, P.N., Coahuila, both sides, 11 July 1977
23 2nd interview Rueben Castelle and wife, Hilario Gayton and wife at Gayton house, D.N has penguins, 12 July 1977
24 Side A: Bernardo Romero at La Playa, 19 July 1977
Side B: Lina Delgado, Comal town, TX, 14 July 1977
25 Martin Marias home/shop in S.A., TX, 17 July 1977
26 Toby Torres tape 1, recorded 17 July 1977
27 Toby Torres tape 2, recorded 17 July 1977
28 Narciso Martinez (wife Edwina), La Paloma, TX, 29 July 1977
29 Side A: Naraso Martinez in his home, 29 July 1977
Side B: Pedro Ayala in his home, 30 July 1977
30 Pedro Ayala and wife Esperanza, Donna (?), TX, 30 July 1977
31 Toby Torres tape 3, recorded 2 August 1977
32 Jacob Galindo and wife Estella, San Antonio, TX, accordionist for Toby Torres, 1st tape, 3 August 1977
33 Jacob Galindo and wife Estella, S.A., TX, 2nd tape, 3 August 1977
34 Side A: I Chavarria Bros, II Timotes cantu, III Chavarria Bros, Spring 1977
Side B: III Chavarria Bros, IV Timotes cantu, III Acosta Family, Spring 1977
35 Ben Moncinvias interview, 1977
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7 1 Santiago Jimenez, S.A., 10 August 1978
2 Santiago Jimenez, S.A. 10 August 1978
3 S. Jimenez, 11 August 1978
4 Santiago Jimenez--Program 1, Traditional Texas Music Series, Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX, 15 October 1978
5 Side A: Mike Garza, San Antonio, 4 December 1978
Side B: Steve Jordan, 25 December 1978
6 Side A: Pena - El vacilon (el algodon) to 135, Gil Cielo Azul 138-174, La Mosca 176-218, Aquel recuerdo 219-260, Polka Ranchera 280-303, Soy Burracho 390-424, 6 April 1979
Side B: Los Campesinos 19-90, Pensilanio 91-122, hay mynoseutra (?) N.d.
7 Side A: Arnoldo Ramirez in Mission, Hirnos (?) Cardinas at their ranch near Rio Bravo, Mex., WIllie Lopez in studio, Chris Stark - German, N.d.
Side B: Stark, Santiago Jimenez, N. Martinez, N.d.
8 Side A: I Acosta Family, II Antonio Tanguna, N.d.
Side B: Antonio Tanguna, N.d.
9 Antonio Tanguna interviews, N.d.
10 Side A: Abrigo interview, N.d.
Side B: Ortiz interview, “Carta Jugata” Falcon 78’s, “Los Otos de Pancha” Falcon 78, N.d.
11 Valerio Longoria, N.d.
12 Bon Cher Camarade: Cajun and Creole Music of SW Louisiana, Produced by Deb Lamberton, N.d.
13 Morante San Ramon, N.d.
14 Efrain Garcia Interview - Mission, N.d.
15 Side 1: UFW + Willie, N.d.
Side 2: Entreuista - Willie, N.d.
16 Side 1: Beginning of SP-8-160, Miguel Salinaur, folks at Edinburg Amigos, N.d.
Side 2: End of SP-8-160 + all of SP-8-124, N.d.
17 Rumel #1, N.d.
18 Rumel #2, N.d.
19 N. Martinez, N.d.
20 Corrido de John Kennedy by Arnulfo Castillo, N.d.
8-track tapes
21 Serie especial con corridos novela, y otros exitos con Mr. Felix H. Morales y sus cuates chano carmona el gran torreon y leonel rodriquez, Serie espeical vol. 5, N.d.
22 Frontera de Matamoros, Agapito Zuniga y su Conjunto, El mero mero de los Corridos de Texas!, N.d.
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8 45 rpm phonograph records
1 Side A: "Soy Chicano" (D.A.R.) Rumel Fuentes, recorded in Rumel’s back yard in Eagle Pass, Texas; Side B: "Corrido de Cesar Chavez" (Rumel Fuentes-Tradition Music Co. BMI), "Los Pinguinos del Norte", recorded in Rumel’s back yard in Eagle Pass, Texas Arhoolie Records, 1975
2 Side A: "Soy Chicano" (D.A.R.) Rumel Fuentes, recorded in Rumel’s back yard in Eagle Pass, Texas; Side B: "Corrido de Cesar Chavez" (Rumel Fuentes-Tradition Music Co. BMI), "Los Pinguinos del Norte", recorded in Rumel’s back yard in Eagle Pass, Texas Arhoolie Records, 1975
3 "Soy Chicano" (D.A.R.), Rumel Fuentes, recorded in Rumel’s back yard in Eagle Pass, Texas, Arhoolie Records, 1975
4 Side A: "Dime que me Quieres (Tell Me That You Love Me)" (Domingo Saldivar), Conjunto 4 Espadas; Side B: "Cumbia del Muendo" (Domingo Saldivar), Conjunto 4 Espadas, Joey Records, 1976
5 Side A: "La Tejana y el Mojado" (Salome Gutierrez R), Irene y Fidel; Side B: "Novios y Amigos" (DAR), Irene y Fidel, D.L.B. Lo Mejor, 1977
6 Side A: "Adios, Juan Mendoza" (Jose A. Morante), Los Conquistadores, Morante y Espinosa Acc. Conjunto Aguila; Side B: "Aviador Emilio Carranza" (Arr. J.A. Morante), Los Conquistadores, Morante y Espinosa y Solis, Tesoro International 1978
7 Side A: "Vengo a Verte" (Antonio Palacios), Alegres de Teran; Side B: "El Rosalito" (Arr. M. Rivera), Alegres de Teran, Falcon Records, 1979
8 Side A: "El Telephone" (Andres Rios), Conjunto: Espuelas de Plata, Canta: Freddy Saldana; Side B: "Se Acaba La Gasolina" (Jose A. Morante), Freddy Saldana, Conjunto: Espuelas de Plata, Mingo Lupe y Paul, Sombrero, 1979
9 Side A: "Manchon de Aceite Mexicano" (Jose A. Morante), Freddy Saldana, Conjunto Espuelas De Plato Mongo, Lupe y Pablo; Side B: "La Brujeria" (Jose A. Morante), Freddy Saldana, Conjunto Espuelas De Plato Mongo, Lupe y Pablo, Norteno, 1979
10 Side A: "Linda Quinceanera" (Jose A. Morante), Jesus Del Monte, Acc. Conjunto Espuelas De Plata, Mingo Lupe y Paul; Side B: "Espuelas De Plata" (Arr. Mingo Y Chagova), Conjunto Espuelas De Plata, Mingo Lupe y Paul, Norteno, 1979
11 Musica de la Pelicula Mojado Power; Side A: "El Mojado Remojado" (Guillermo de Anda), Canta: Alfonso Arau con el Vampire y sus Murcielagos; Side B: "Mi Micaela" (Guillermo de Anda), Canta: Alfonso Arau con el Vampire y sus Murcielagos, Profono Internacional, 1981
12 Indigenous Music; Side A: "My Walkman Loves Me" (Cisneros), Grupo 15; Side B: "Fly Gently" (Cisneros), Grupo 15, 1982
13 Side A: "Homenaje a J.F. Kennedy" (Jose A. Morante), Los Conquistadores, Pepe Y Agustin con Los Arcos; Side B: "Inmortal Carino" (Jose A. Morante), Los Conquistadores con Los Arcos, Norteno Records, N.d.
14 Side A: "Tragedia de Kennedy" (Domingo Villarreal), Trio Los Amigos, Mingo Villarreal - Joe Pulido, Nacho Pulido; Side B: "Los Tres Chapas" (Domingo Villarreal), Trio Los Amigos, Mingo Villarreal - Joe Pulido, Nacho Pulido, Valmon Records, N.d.
15 Side A: "Tragedia de Kennedy" (Domingo Villarreal), Trio Los Amigos, Mingo Villarreal - Joe Pulido, Nacho Pulido; Side B: "Los Tres Chapas" (Domingo Villarreal), Trio Los Amigos, Mingo Villarreal - Joe Pulido, Nacho Pulido, Valmon Records, N.d.
16 Disco Homenaje; Side A: "En Honor a Kennedy" (Gaston Ponce Castellanos), Trio Internacional, 1 Voz - Hector Zamora, 2 Voz - Samuel Gonzalez, 3 Voz - Lupe Saucedo; Side B: "A Kennedy en Vida" (Guadalupe Saucedo), Trio Internacional, 1 Voz - Hector Zamora, 2 Voz - Samuel Gonzalez, 3 Voz - Lupe Saucedo, Gapoca Pub. Co., N.d.
17 Side A: "Tragedia en Austin, Texas" (Jose A. Morante), Los Conquistadores, Pepe - Chepe y Pomo con Sus Guitarras; Side B: "El Policia de Austin" (Jose A. Morante), Los Rayos del Alamo, Cantan: Raul y Pepe con Tony Guerrero y sus rayos, Sombrero, N.d.
18 Side A: "Adios L.B. Johnson" (Jose A. Morante), Los Conquistadores y Sus Guitarras, Morante y Rodriguez; Side B: "Homenaje, Presidente L.B. Johnson" (Jose A. Morante) Los Conquistadores Frausta-Solis y Rodriguez. Sombrero, N.d.
19 Side A: "Antorcha Eterna" (A. La Viuda Del Martir) (Jose A. Morante), Rosita Fernandez, Los Conquistadores, Mariachi Chapultepec; Side B: "Una Esperanza" (Jose Morante), Rosita Fernandez, Los Conquistadores, Mariachi Chapultepec, Norteno, N.d.
20 Side A: "Pobreza Fatal" (Jose Barette), Los Tigres del Norte; Side B: "Vivan Los Mojados" (Luis Armenta), Los Tigres del Norte, Discos Fama, N.d.
21 Side A: "America de Luto" (P.N. Isaza), Las Costenitas con Mariachi Tipico; Side B: "No Te Vayas Golondrina" (D.R.), Las Costenitas con Mariachi Tipico, Fuentes, N.d.
22 Side A: "Corrido a Freddy Fender" (Jose A. Morante), Los Conquistadores, Jose Morante y Enrique Rodriguez con Sus Guitarras; Side B: "No te Acabes Kelly Field" (Jose A. Morante), Los Conquistadores, Jose Morante y Enrique Rodriguez con Sus Guitarras, Norteno, N.d.
23 Side A: "El Porro, Los Tigres del Norte"; Side B: "Contrabando y Traicion", Los Tigres del Norte, Discos Fama, N.d.
24 Side A: "La Camelia" (Contrabando y Traicion), Steve Jordan; Side B: "Donde Estara", Steve Jordan, Freddie, N.d.
25 Side A: "Chulas Fronteras" (Lolo Gonzalez “El Piporro”), El Piporro, Lolo Gonzalez con Los Madrugadores, Del Valle; Side B: "Meliton el Abuzon" (Lolo Gonzalez “El Piporro”), El Piporro, Lolo Gonzalez con Los Madrugadores, Del Valle, Discos Oro, N.d.
26 Side A: "Que Debo Hacer" (Manuel Flores), Los Latinos Orchestra De Fred Salas, Canta: Fres Salas; Side B: "Cartas Marcadas" (Chucho Monge), Los Latinos Orchestra De Fred Salas, Canta: Fres Salas, Valmon Records, N.d.
27 Side A: "Cartucho Quemado" (Ortiz Turuliate), Little Joe and the Latinaires, Cantan: Little Joe y Johnny; Side B: "No Destruyas El Nido" (R.A. Wence), Little Joe and the Latinaires, Cantan: Little Joe y Johnny, Valmon Records, N.d.
28 Side A: "Ruina De Mi Corazon" (Augustin Ramirez), Los Latinos Orchestra de Fred Salas, Canta: Augustin y Fred; Side B: "Yo Vivo Mi Vida" (Federico Baena), Los Latinos Orchestra de Fred Salas, Canta: Fred Salas. Valmon Records, N.d.
29 Side A: "Un Mojado En San Antonio" (Jose - Pepe Narvaiz), David (El Rey) Moreno; Side B: "Ni El Dinero Ni Nada" (DAR), David (El Rey) Moreno, Discos T.V.T., N.d.
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An additional 186 sound discs: analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.; 38 sound tape reels: analog, 7.5 ips, 7 in. A card catalog list of these recordings is available in the Benson Collection's Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.



 

Kennedy Corridos Materials, 1963,1976-1981, N.d.

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9 1 Correspondence, 1976-1981, N.d.
2 Notes and interviews, 1976, N.d.
3 Thesis: The Kennedy Corridos: A Study of the Ballads of a Mexican American Hero, 1978
4 Photographs and Press for The Kennedy Corridos: A Study of the Ballads of a Mexican American Hero, 1978-1981, N.d.
5 Radio program script, N.d.
6 News clippings and ephemera, 1963, N.d.