“I wanted to be able to connect again to our Tejano roots and honor one of the greatest Pioneers in our genre,” Hernandez told Tejano Nation.
This medley was recorded at the Layton Studios in Elsa, Texas. Johnny Hernandez, Marisela’s husband, arranged and recorded the bass guitar and drums with George Ochoa on accordion and Felix Aleman on the bajo sexto.
“I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I do singing it,” exclaimed Hernandez.
Canales, “La Reina de la Onda Tejana,” was a pioneer and trendsetter during the early days of Tejano music recording many hit songs and albums. She died of complications following surgery at the age of 50 on April 16, 2005 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was the first massively popular female singer in the macho world of Tejano music, following the pioneering careers of Chelo Silva and Lydia Mendoza.
The medley from Hernandez is available now at all digital music platforms.
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LISTEN: Marisela Hernandez – “Despacito”/”Pa’ Que Volver”