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Momentos

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1. Momentos   
2. Mi Amor Sin Ti   
3. Loco De Gusto   
4. Dicen   
5. Soy Tan Feliz   
6. Quisiera Ser Yo   
7. Dejame Seguir Asi   
8. A Donde Puedo Ir   
9. Dejame Llorar   
10. Grande Fantasia   
11. Soy Tan Feliz (With Accordion)   
12. Angels And Miracles   
Album: Momentos
Rec.L/Disc.: Sony Discos
Year/Año: 1999

Side/Lado [A]

Momentos

Ricardo Quijano

Mi Amor Sin Ti

Ricardo Quijano

Loco De Gusto

Armando Lichtenberger, Jr./Edel Ramirez

Dicen

Ricardo Quijano

Soy Tan Feliz

Ricardo Quijano

Quisiera Ser Yo

Edel Ramirez

Side/Lado [B]

Dejame Seguir Asi

Edel Ramirez

A Donde Puedo Ir

Oscar De La Rosa/Edel Ramirez

Dejame Llorar

Ricardo Quijano

Grande Fantasia

Edel Ramirez

Angels And Miracles

Vince Melamed/Greg Barnhill


Momentos debuted on July 24, 1999.

La Mafia: Arcives

AS La Mafia’s Farewell After Nearly two decades of Making Music,

MOMENTOS is an expectedly confident and Solidly Produced Affair.

The Houston-based Tejano supergroup announced its separation last December, much to the surprise of fans and the Spanish-language music industry. Lead singer Oscar de la Rosa said he had grown weary of endless touring and performing, and he expressed disappointment with the way Sony Discos, La Mafia’s longtime label, handled the group’s promotion in Mexico.

Momentos showcases La Mafia’s unmistakable blend of traditional Tejano elements and slick pop sensibilities on lilting cumbias such as “Mi Amor Sin Ti,” “Dejen Me Seguir Asi” and “Grande Fantasia.” Equally effective are the more straightforward rancheras, including “Loco de Gusto” and “A Donde Puedo Ir.” Its fusion of old and new has incited criticism from some Tejano traditionalists, but La Mafia isn’t backing down.

“Soy Tan Feliz,” the album’s joyous first single, blends cumbia rhythms, rock-guitar riffs and tropical elements with de la Rosa’s confident vocals – all anchored by a catchy chorus. The album also features a bonus “Tejano” version of the song, with added accordion.

Aside from that attempt to appease radio programmers, “Momentos” is even more aggressive in its pop approach “Angels and Miracles” is a shuffling English track highlighted by wistful guitar licks and sweet instrumentation. “Dicen” and “Dejame Llorar” are heartbreaking ballads sure to incite plenty of swooning, thanks to de la Rosa’s plaintive delivery.

The title track is a musical farewell to fans it’s a bittersweet moment and a fitting goodbye for a group whose music still represents a refreshing break from the often-stifling world of Tejano music.

La Mafia: Arcives

LA MAFIA CALLS IT QUITS!

Twice Grammy Award winners, La Mafia, has decided to call it quits after twenty years of performing. The group’s singer, Oscar De La Rosa said he actually had made up his mind almost five years ago when he had asked their previous management he wanted to do an album on his own. Oscar said that there was even plans on replacing him with a new vocalist after bringing that up. “I just wanted to see what I can do as an individual. Just to see what I could do.” When La Mafia decided to restructure the group, they also decided to replace the management because they felt management had lost their faith in the group. “Sometimes changes are better. You have to make changes. If you never make changes in your life, you’ll never know what you’ll be able to accomplish, or what you could have accomplished. And I don’t want to live on ‘I could of’, I want to live by ‘I’ll try it now’, and if it works for me, let least it was something I got a chance to try and if it doesn’t, fine.”, said Oscar. About two 2 years Oscar brought the group together and said since the contract is about to expire with Sony, now will be the time to try this.

“I left the road a year ago”, said keyboard/accordionist, Mando. “Because I have dedicated myself more to managing the group and personally couldn’t handle the wear and tear anymore. I would have ended up in the hospital, by producing, playing, managing and I knew I had to make a change.” Mando said Oscar called him about a year ago from Mexico and said, “This is it. Set up a meeting. I can’t do it at this pace anymore”. On December 2, 1998, La Mafia announced their retirement.

When asked by Roy Arellano of Tejanomusic.com, how they felt after receiving TTMA’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”, they responded with “very happy and honored”. “We finally got the recognition the group deserved”, said Oscar.

Their latest album “Momentos” that had just been released, contains every different style of mexican music: Norteño, Balada, and Cumbia, including an original Tejano style song. Oscar believes La Mafia has been the only group that has had a #1 hit in every style mentioned above. There’s even a “Balada Rock”, as described by Oscar, on the new CD called “Angels and Miracles”. Their new single off the “Momentos” CD is “Soy Tan Feliz”

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Euforia

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1. Ayer Y Hoy   
2. Ahora   
3. Pase Lo Que Pase   
4. Nadie Como Tu   
5. Si Tu No Estas   
6. No La He Podido Olvidar   
7. Tal Vez Puedas Quererme   
8. Pido   
9. Por Hacerte Feliz   
10. Nueva   


Album: Euforia
Rec.L/Disc.: Sony Discos
Year/Año: 1998

Side/Lado [A]

Ayer Y Hoy

Chein Garcia Alonso

Ahora

Victor Daniel

Pase Lo Que Pase

Victor Daniel

Nadie Como Tu

Juan Quispe

Si Tu No Estas

Roberto Morales

Side/Lado [B]

No La He Podido Olvidar

Teofilo Ramirez Del Rio

Tal Vez Puedas Quererme

Jorge Luis Piloto

Pido

Jorge Luis Piloto

Por Hacerte Feliz

Michael Figueroa

Nueva

Chein Garcia Alonso


Euforia debuted on September 1, 1998.

Hot Latin Tracks

Name Debut Position Peak Position
Pido 10/24/98 13 11/07/98 6



Regional Mexican Songs

Name Debut Position Peak Position
Pido 10/24/98 13 11/07/98 10



Latin Pop Songs

Name Debut Position Peak Position
Pido 11/07/98 12 11/21/98 9

 

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La Mafia Ships Platinum with “Euforia”

New Album by Super-group Goes Platinum Prior to Release

Scheduled for official release on September 1st, the newest La Mafia studio effort has been certified platinum by Sony Discos executives. While in Miami for a “Midem Latin America & Caribbean 1998” showcase, members of La Mafia were presented with Platinum Record plaques by Sony Discos U.S. President Oscar Llord. Whosesale orders to retail outlets totaled more than 100,000 units, thus qualifying ‘Euforia’ for platinum status.

Held at the world famous South Beach Brasserie, the special Platinum presentation ceremony was attended by Jorge Pino, V.P./G.M. of Sony Latin, Rafael Cuevas, V.P./G.M. Sony Tropical and Ray Martinez, Vice President and General Manager for Sony Tejano. The presence of representatives from the various Sony divisions underscored the broad popularity of the two-time Grammy Award winning La Mafia.

According to Jorge Pino, chief executive in charge of Sony’s Latin pop division, ‘Euforia’ will get a major label push in Puerto Rico and the rest of Latin America. The album, says Oscar Llord, will play well in both Mexican Regional and internatioal pop formats.

Produced by Mando Lichtenberger Jr., the album was introduced with “Pido,” a lush bolero written by Jorge Luís Piloto, a long-time La Mafia collaborator. The single has drawn favorable comparisons to classic Mafia hits such as “Me Estoy Enamorando,” “Vida” and “Para Siempre Contigo.”

Ray Martinez, a Sony executive based in San Antonio, is committed to the project and has made the album a marketing and promotional priority. “We’re very impressed with this record,” said Martinez. “With Euforia, La Mafia continues to set new stylistic and innovative standards. We’re plan to give it all we’ve got.”

In support of the album, La Mafia will swing through La Vegas for a show at the Flamingo Hilton while kicking off a major three-month tour through Mexico.

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En Tus Manos

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1. Amiga Cruel   
2. Canciones De Cornelio (Medley/Potpourri)
Te Vas Angel Mio, Que Se Junten Nuestros Brazos, Idos De La Mente   
3. En Tus Manos
4. Vivir   
5. Solo
6. Para Siempre Contigo
7. Dime
8. Vuelve Conmigo   
9. Que Haria Sin Ti   
10. Enamorada   
Album: En Tus Manos
Rec.L/Disc.: Sony Discos
Year/Año: 1997

En Tus Manos debuted on June 3, 1997.

Side/Lado [A]

Amiga Cruel

Eduardo Alanis

Te Vas Angel Mio

Cornelio Reyna

Idos De La Mente

Cornelio Reyna

Que Se Junten Nuestros Brazos

Cornelio Reyna

En Tus Manos

Armando Larrinaga

Vivir

Armando Larrinaga

Solo

Marco Antonio Perez

Side/Lado [B]

Para Siempre Contigo

Marco Antonio Perez

Dime

Eduardo Alanis

Vuelve Conmigo

Eduardo Alanis

Que Haria Sin Ti

Joe Gonzalez

Enamorada

Jorge Luis Piloto



La Mafia: Arcives

LA MAFIA STRIKES AGAIN!

La Mafia, the Grammy Award-winning artist responsible for introducing Mexican-American, or Tejano music to the rest of the world, is back. Still La Mafia humbly offers a brand new record.

Entitled En Tus Manos, the CD was recorded at Houston Sound Studio, the premier recording facility built by La Mafia in Houston, Texas – their city of origin. A conscious move to vintage Mafia at its best, the studio effort is a result of the group’s decision to record in a style they pioneered, the sound that made them an international sensation.

With En Tus Manos, La Mafia reaches even further into its musical roots, paying tribute to the godfather of border music, Cornelio Reyna, with a medley entitled “Canciones de Cornelio.” The tribute can be traced to the late 80’s and early 90’s when La Mafia began touring extensively in Mexico, an initiative never before undertaken by a band working in the Tejano genre – or any other stateside musical style, for that matter – due to lack of interest in the music by audiences south of the border.

Scheduled for release on May 29th, En Tus Manos will debut with a single slated to drop during the last week in April titled “Enamorada.”

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2nd Grammy a Surprise to La Mafia

Houston’s La Mafia copped another Grammy Award for the album En Tus Manos, which beat out a strong field in the Mexican/Tejano category. The Tejano group, which records at its own northside sound studios, won in the same category last year for the album Un Millon de Rosas. The Grammy was presented to the group in a ceremony before CBS’ televised portion of the awards.

“For some reason, this feels better to me than the first time,” said La Mafia producer/keyboardist Mando Lichtenberger Jr. “For anyone that doubted the group, this solidifies respect. I think the industry has come to realize the group is a legitimate performing act. These guys can play.”

Lead vocalist Oscar de la Rosa added, “We’re happy to be the two-ston from Houston. No one was more surprised than I was. It’s an honor to be selected from among so many deserving and equally talented artists.”


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La Mafia – “Un Millon De Rosas” Grammy

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UN MILLON DE ROSAS
               



La Mafia – Best Mexican American/Tejano Music Performance “Un Millon De Rosas”

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Best Mexican American/Tejano Music Performance “Un Millon De Rosas”



UN MILLON DE ROSAS




La Mafia - "Mejores Que Ella"

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Mejores Que Ella



MEJORES QUE ELLA




La Mafia - "Mejores Que Ella"

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Oscar and Marc Anthony in La Mafia’s studios – 1995



MEJORES QUE ELLA




Un Millon De Rosas

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1. Yo Te Amare   
2. Amame   
3. Mejores Que Ella (Duet: Marc Anthony)   
4. Quien   
5. Vente   
6. Un Millon De Rosas   
7. Para No Volver   
8. Un Suspiro   
9. Te Deseo Lo Mejor   
10. Como Pude Estar Tan Ciego   
11. Ven Y Canta   
Album: Un Millon De Rosas
Rec.L/Disc.: Sony Discos
Year/Año: 1996

Side/Lado [A]

Yo Te Amare

Armando Larrinaga

Amame

Armando Larrinaga

Mejores Que Ella

Armando Larrinaga

Quien

Ricardo Quijano

Vente

Homero D. Rodriguez

Side/Lado [B]

Un Millon De Rosas

Armando Larrinaga

Para No Volver

Ricardo Quijano

Un Suspiro

Homero D. Rodriguez

Te Deseo Lo Mejor

Mario Patiño

Como Pude Estar Tan Ciego

Manny Benito

Ven Y Canta

Armando Larrinaga


Un Millon De Rosas debuted on January 30, 1996 and entered the Billboard charts Latin Regional Mexican category at number six. By January 27, 1996 it reached a peak position at number one and stayed in that position for fourteen weeks.

Hot Latin Tracks

Name Debut Position Peak Position
Yo Te Amare 04/20/96 31 06/01/96 8
Mejores Que Ella 07/20/96 31 08/10/96 2
Te Deseo Lo Mejor 02/22/97 38 02/22/97 38



Regional Mexican Songs

Name Debut Position Peak Position
Un Millon De Rosas 01/20/96 6 01/27/96 1(14)
Yo Te Amare 04/27/96 18 06/01/96 3
Mejores Que Ella 08/03/96 19 09/21/96 6
Un Suspiro 11/23/96 14 11/30/96 14



Latin Pop Songs

Name Debut Position Peak Position
Mejores Que Ella      07/27/96 18 08/17/96 6

 

La Mafia: Archives

Grammy Nominated La Mafia to Release New Album

January 11, 1996.

Sony Discos’ internationally acclaimed Latin Pop group, La Mafia, will release a new album on January 30, Un Millon de Rosas, which will feature all new music.

In addition, La Mafia was recently nominated for a Grammy for their album Exitos En Vivo in “Best Mexican/American Performance”, their second Grammy nomination following Vida.

La Mafia to headline at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

January 12, 1996.

Internationally acclaimed Latin Pop group, La Mafia, will be the featured act at this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on February 25. Says a spokesperson for the band, “It is always an honor to be asked to perform at the Rodeo in front of our hometown fans.”


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La Mafia - "Toma Mi Amor"

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In 1995, La Mafia made Tejano chart history when their hit single, “Toma Mi Amor” became the first norteña song to top at number one on the Billboard charts Hot Latin Tracks.



TOMA MI AMOR




La Mafia Exitos En Vivo

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1. Introduccion / 2. Nadie   
3. Toma Mi Amor   
4. Ahora Y Siempre
5. Mi Llamada
6. Estas Tocando Fuego
7. Donde El Viento Me Lleve
8. Si Tu Me Quisieras
9. Yo Me Morire
10. Cambiando La Historia
11. Me Estoy Enamorando
12. Como Me Duele Amor
13. Nuestra Cancion
14. Me Duele Estar Solo (Dance Mix)
Album: La Mafia Exitos En Vivo                           15. Let It Be
Rec.L/Disc.: Sony Discos
Year/Año: 1995

Side/Lado [A]

Nadie

Armando Larrinaga

Toma Mi Amor

Armando Larrinaga

Ahora Y Siempre

Ricardo Quijano

Mi Llamada

Homero D. Rodriguez

Estas Tocando Fuego

Jorge Luis Piloto

Donde El Viento Me Lleve

E.J. Ledesma

Si Tu Me Quisieras

Juan Carlos Perez

Side/Lado [B]

Yo Me Morire

Juan Carlos Perez

Cambiando La Historia

Homero D. Rodriguez

Me Estoy Enamorando

Armando Larrinaga

Como Me Duele Amor

Ricardo Quijano

Nuestra Cancion

Homero D. Rodriguez

Me Duele Estar Solo

Luis Gerardo Padilla

Let It Be

Vers. Esp.:

Manny Benito

John Lennon/Paul McCartney


Exitos En Vivo debuted on April 15, 1995 and entered the Billboard charts Latin Regional Mexican category at number five. By May 25, 1995 it had reached the number one position, following in the footsteps of previous number one albums, La Mafia 1986, Estas Tocando Fuego, and Ahora Y Siempre.

Of the fifteen tracks contained on Exitos En Vivo, seven have been in the Hot Latin Tracks top twenty, including four at number one.

Hot Latin Tracks

Name  Debut  Position  Peak  Position
Toma Mi Amor 03/04/95  7  04/08/95  1(1)
Nadie  05/27/95  18  06/17/95  2

 

La Mafia: Archives

La Mafia’s new CD “Exitos En Vivo” includes three new songs and their first new rancheras since the release of “Ahora Y Siempre.” It sets a new standard in live recordings. “It’s all digital,” keyboardist and producer Mando Lichtenberger said. “It’s an extension of our recording studios, Houston Sound Studios. We have a mobile 32-track digital unit.”

Mando added that the first single “Toma Mi Amor” has a similar style to the rancheras on “Estas Tocando Fuego.” However, the new song that is really bringing people out on the dance floor is the fast, funky “Nadie.” With Leonard’s guitar and Mando’s accordion, it incorporates the “cajun cumbia” style popularized by Elida y Avante.

The album also includes their biggest hits since 1991, when the group signed with Sony Latin. The tracks that make up the album were recorded in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, El Valle, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Mexico City, though the group was recording songs everywhere it went during its 1994 tour.

In addition, “Exitos En Vivo” has two new studio tracks–an extended mix of “Me Duele Estar Solo” and a Spanish version of the Beatles’ “Let It Be.” Coming less than a year after Grammy-nominated “Vida,” some fans have wondered whether the more Tejano-flavored “Exitos En Vivo” represents yet another musical turning point for the versatile group. “No,” Mando responded, “Vida” is still doing well. “Me Duele Estar Solo” made No. 1 on Billboard. This is just a live album that is not going to interfere with ‘Vida.'”

La Mafia will also appear on an international tribute album to the Beatles along with acts such as Ana Gabriel, Chayanne, Magneto, Ricky Martin, and others. “We’re doing ‘Let It Be,’ Mando said. “It’s bilingual but ‘Let It Be’ is the only line we’re doing in English. This is a totally new translation done by Manny Benito, who’s written some of our songs. It had to be approved through the Beatles’ camp by Lennon/McCartney Publishing.”


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