Johnny Hernandez | Aventurero

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by Johnny Hernandez

Tejano Music Old School and Modern
Genre: Latin: Tejano
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tu Vestido Blanco
4:01 album only
2. La Valentina
2:56 album only
3. Acurrucate
3:27 album only
4. Eso Nadie Me Lo Quita
2:49 album only
5. Recordando
4:09 album only
6. Aventurero
3:12 album only
7. Flores, Belleza Y Amor
3:04 album only
8. La Que Sea
4:13 album only
9. Tu Decision
3:35 album only
10. Sincerely
3:16 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
2013 marked Johnny’s 51st year in the music business, having recorded on over 50 Albums with Little Joe and The Latinaires/Little Joe, Johnny y La Familia, and 11 CD’s on his own, he now has released a new CD titled “Aventurero”.

The new CD “Aventurero” by Johnny Hernandez is now available at: Janie’s Record Shop, Tejano Merchandising,, & CE Distributors in San Antonio, TX.

“Aventurero”, was written by Vick (nash) Espinoza and Abel Trujillo from Houston, TX and is the title to the new CD. It has a contemporary and more modern arrangement to it while the second song “La Valentina” is arranged with an Old School Tejano Music sound like that of the early 60’s to mid 80’s that were being produced by Tejano Bands.

Johnny states: “ I was compelled to record my new CD “Aventurero” for various reasons: 1. To remind people what “True” Tejano Music really is, and to introduce it to the new generations that really are not aware of it;
2. To include arrangements that reflect our music from the 60’s to the mid 80’s; 3. To introduce new arrangements that are similar to those mentioned but with a modern concept with intricate four part harmonies, Jazz chords sprinkled throughout the songs and blocked chord movements on the horn section like that of General Market/Orchestration; 4. To introduce original material that has not been recorded before, including two of mine; ”Tu Decision” and “Recordando”; 5. To share one of the greatest songs/oldies ever written called “Sincerely” 6. For the sheer love of music!

The CD was produced by Johnny Hernandez and arranged by Johnny Hernandez and Lawrence Tarin.

Johnny has his 9-piece band “Johnny Hernandez y La Gente” in Austin, TX and they are not only providing a dynamic repertoire (From Knock On Wood, Down Home Blues and Oldies to Boleros and Bosas) for different venues; but also a complete four-rhythm/five horn section band to perform his “Tejano Music Repertoire” for the appropriate venues.

One of the first songs Johnny recorded with Little Joe and the Latinaires was “Por Un Amor”, unbeknown to anyone, that recording session was to have a mega impact in the career of the band, eventually propelling both Little Joe and The Latinaires and Little Joe, Johnny y La Familia to stardom status and making them a household word in the Tejano Music Genre and beyond.

First recorded as a 45 RPM single in 1962, Johnny then recorded “Por Un Amor” again in 1964/65 on the first Album (reported to have sold well over one and a half million units to date) ever recorded by Little Joe and the Latinaires. Due to the huge success of the single, the Album was titled “Por Un Amor, now Johnny has recorded a new version of “Por Un Amor” for his CD “Gracias, Por Todos Los Exitos” released in March 2012. Also on this first Album was the beautiful Bolero “Mil Besos” that touched the hearts of Johnny’s fans making it a must selection to be re-recorded and placed on the CD “Gracias, Por Todos Los Exitos”.

Jesse, (Johnny and Little Joe’s other brother and Bass player with The Latinaires) wrote a song called “Ramona” and told Johnny to do the vocals on it, this too became a hit for the band, and so at the request of his fans, Johnny included it with a new rendition.

“Diganle”, is another super hit Johnny did in the late 60’s with the Latinaires and then again on his own in 1989 along with “El Rancho Grande”, “No Me Hagas Menos” and “ Paso Del Norte” for his CD “No Me Hagan Menos” (Produced by Bob Gallarza) that sold close to 50,000 units. “El Rebelde”, yet another super hit Johnny did with the Latinaires and La Familia, is also newly recorded on this CD. “Canta Canta Canta” is a favorite that he did in the mid 80’s with his band Third Coast and has recorded again for this project.

“Caracoles” is one Johnny wrote and released in 1991 and is also included by request. And last but not least, is the song “Gracias”, the “new kid on the block”. Johnny recorded it in late 2009 but did not release it pending the production of the CD “Gracias, Por Todos Los Exitos”, however he did send it to radio and it received tremendous response making it an instant hit, hence the CD title “Gracias, Por Todos Los Exitos”. This CD is Tejano Music at its best by the Legendary/Co-Creator of the Tejano Music genre, Johnny Hernandez, and is now available in all Tejano Music Record stores and online. Note: In 1970 Johnny recorded the lead vocals on “Las Nubes” (with Little Joe, Johnny y La Familia), which is affectionally referred to as: “The Chicano Anthem”!

Throughout Johnny’s career, he has shared the stage with many national acts such as: Herb Reed & The Platters, Barbara Lynn, Archie Bell, Roy Head, Susan Anton, Rich Little, Santana, Tower of Power, Tierra (Rudy & Steve Salas), Malo, War, Paul Rodriguez, James Brown, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Brenton Wood, Rosie & The Originals, Al Wilson, Los Tigres Del Norte, Ramon Ayala, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Cal Tjader, Luis Gasca, Mongo Santa Maria, Willie Nelson, BJ Thomas and the list goes on…

Johnny’s diversified music talent from Spanish to blues and jazz has entertained and brought to their feet a wide range of audiences in some of the largest and well-known venues in the U.S.: Austin Music Hall for the 2010 SXSW Music awards; The Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA; Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX; Austin City Limits; Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA; Houston Astrodome, Reliant Stadium (to an audience of over 70,000); Fillmore West; the Indian casinos in New Mexico and Arizona; Rio, Orleans, Bally’s and LVH Casinos in Las Vegas, NV countless coliseums, conventions and events; and Ramstein Air force base in Germany.

Johnny Hernandez produced an Oldies CD “Sincerely” (Oldies ReLived) for his first artist on Stronghold Records, Valentina Estrada; it has received positive and favorable reviews by her fans and by media.

So the Tejano Music Legend Johnny Hernandez continues to produce music for all the people that have followed his enduring career & has enjoyed his body of work throughout the decades, and he is as excited about his latest CD “Aventurero” as if it were his very first and with good reason, “Aventurero” the single is getting major radio airplay and is on all the Tejano Music Top Charts, and other songs on the CD (Tu Vestido Blanco & La Valentina) are getting airplay as well, a sure sign of a hit CD/Album.



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