Stock #: HAC 8412
Perhaps no other name in Conjunto history brings as much respect and authenticity as the name “Naranjo”. Beginning with Conjunto pioneer Ruben Naranjo, known to everyone for his traditional style, it was Conjunto at it’s soulful best. His music had a solid beat with meaningful lyrics, which in so many ways told of his roots and the love of his culture and people.
This new CD compilation entitled “Lo Mejor De Ruben & Ricky Naranjo” also contains a second Naranjo generation as the tradition lives on with Ruben’s son Ricky. Formerly the drummer and road manager for his father’s band, Ricky assumed the captain’s seat shortly after his father’s passing and “Los Gamblers” continue to this day.
As even further evidence of Naranjo tradition, Ricky Naranjo has recruited the talents of his nephew, Ruben Naranjo III, grandson of Ruben Naranjo, as accordionist and lead vocalist for the current lineup of “Los Gamblers”.
This release contains rancheras, cumbias and polkas and represents a complete musical history of Los Gamblers. Highlights include “Con Cartitas”, “La Media Naranja” and many more.