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50 Guitars Go South Of The Border Vols. 1 & 2

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50 Guitars Go South Of The Border Vols. 1 & 2
50 Guitars Go South Of The Border Vols. 1 & 2


'Tommy Garrett' was the real name of Liberty Records' whizz-kid record producer Snuff Garrett, the man behind the Pop success of singers like Bobby Vee, Johnny Burnette, Gene McDaniels, Buddy Knox, Jan & Dean, The Crickets, Vicky Carr, The Johnny Mann Singers, and many more.

The '50 Guitars' project was Garrett's entrée to the lucrative US MOR albums' market, conceived as a cross between The Ventures and the Ray Conniff Singers, but with an appeal to younger, R&R record buyers.

His 'guitar orchestra' featured the cream of America's session guitarists, including Barney Kessel, Tommy Tedesco, Bill Pitman, Laurindo Almeida, Bob Bain, Howard Roberts, Tiny Timbrell, José Barroso, Al Viola, René Hall, Milt Norman, George Smith, Tony Rizzi, etc.

The first LP in the series, 'Go South Of The Border', featuring a dozen well-known Latin songs arranged to evince a strong Mexican feel, was released in the Summer of 1961 and made the US LP charts.

The similarly-styled follow-up volume 'Go South Of The Border Vol.II' was released the following year.


  1. Name
  2. Guadalajara
  3. Come Closer To Me
  4. Frenesi
  5. Be Mine Tonight
  6. Adios
  7. La Virgen De La Macarena
  8. Besame Mucho
  9. You Belong To My Heart
  10. La Bamba
  11. Perfidia
  12. South Of The Border
  13. Granada
  14. El Rancho Grande
  15. Mexicali Rose
  16. Cielito Lindo
  17. Fantasia Mexicana
  18. Magic Is The Moonlight
  19. Malaguena
  20. Mexican Hat Dance
  21. Amor, Amor
  22. Estrellita
  23. Green Eyes
  24. La Paloma
  25. Vaya Con Dios
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