Real Name:
José Alfredo Jiménez Sandoval
Profile:
José Alfredo Jiménez (Born: January 19, 1926 in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato Died: November 23, 1973 in Mexico City, Mexico) was a Mexican singer-songwriter in the ranchera style whose songs are considered an integral part of Mexico's musical heritage.

Jiménez had no musical training, he did not play an instrument and did not even know the Spanish terms for "waltz" and "key". Nonetheless, he composed more than 1000 songs.

In addition to his own recordings, many of his songs have been recorded by renowned artists from around the Spanish-speaking world, most notably by the following artists: Antonio Aguilar, Lola Beltrán, Vikki Carr, Gualberto Castro, Rocío Dúrcal, Alejandro Fernández, Pedro Fernández, Vicente Fernández, Los Relámpagos Del Norte con Cornelio Reyna y Ramón Ayala, Los Tigres Del Norte, Manolo García, Little Joe Hernández & The Latinaires, Julio Iglesias, Pedro Infante, the Mexican rock group Maná, Miguel Aceves Mejía, Luis Miguel, Jorge Negrete, Sunny Ozuna & The Sunliners, María Dolores Pradera, Javier Solís, and Chavela Vargas.
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José Alfredo Jiménez - Serenata Sin Luna Vol. III album art Jose Alfredo Jimenez* Con El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Jose Alfredo Jimenez* Con El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán - Serenata Sin Luna Vol. III (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor US 1962 Sell This Version
SR12272 José Alfredo Jiménez - Let It Go album art DJ EFX DJ EFX - Let It Go(12") Strictly Rhythm SR12272 US 1994 Sell This Version
74321-56500-2 José Alfredo Jiménez - Coleccion Original album art José Alfredo Jimenez* José Alfredo Jimenez* - Coleccion Original(CD, Comp, RM) RCA Victor, RCA, BMG U.S. Latin 74321-56500-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
25CDN-558 José Alfredo Jiménez - Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. VI album art José Alfredo Jiménez Buena O Mala José Alfredo Jiménez - Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. VI(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDN-558 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
HLS-450731 José Alfredo Jiménez - Idolos De La Musica Mexicana album art Javier Solís, José Alfredo Jiménez Javier Solís, José Alfredo Jiménez - Idolos De La Musica Mexicana(LP, Album, Comp, Ltd) Harmony (4) HLS-450731 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

José Alfredo Jiménez - Canta Lo Romántico De José Alfredo Jiménez album art Marco Antonio Muñiz Con El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Marco Antonio Muñiz Con El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán - Canta Lo Romántico De José Alfredo Jiménez (Album) Integra, Integra US 1979 Sell This Version
743218814822 José Alfredo Jiménez - Las 100 Clásicas Rancheras Vol. 1 album art Various Si Nos Dejan and 2 more… Various - Las 100 Clásicas Rancheras Vol. 1(2xCD, Comp) BMG Entertainment Mexico, S.A. De C.V. 743218814822 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

28 José Alfredo Jiménez - Decca Presents A Collection Of Spanish And Mexican Folk Dances album art Mexican Dance Orchestra Under The Direction Of Manuel S. Acuña La Madre Del Cordero = The Mother Of The Little Lamb (as J. Jiménez) Mexican Dance Orchestra Under The Direction Of Manuel S. Acuña - Decca Presents A Collection Of Spanish And Mexican Folk Dances(5xShellac, 10", Album) Decca 28 US 1938 Sell This Version
23-5216 José Alfredo Jiménez - Ella / Cuatro Caminos album art Miguel Aceves Mejía* Ella (Ranchera) and 1 more… Miguel Aceves Mejía* - Ella / Cuatro Caminos(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 23-5216 US 1950 Sell This Version
José Alfredo Jiménez - Tu Recuerdo Y Yo / El Mala Estrella album art Pedro Infante con Mariachi Los Mamertos Pedro Infante con Mariachi Los Mamertos - Tu Recuerdo Y Yo / El Mala Estrella Peerless US 1952 Sell This Version
4040 José Alfredo Jiménez - Que Te Haga Buen Provecho / Hace Siete Noches album art Pedro Infante con Mariachi Los Mamertos Que Te Haga Buen Provecho Pedro Infante con Mariachi Los Mamertos - Que Te Haga Buen Provecho / Hace Siete Noches(Shellac, 10") Peerless 4040 Mexico 1952 Sell This Version
4024 José Alfredo Jiménez - La Traidora / La Tertulia album art Pedro Infante con Mariachi Los Mamertos La Traidora Pedro Infante con Mariachi Los Mamertos - La Traidora / La Tertulia(Shellac, 10") Peerless 4024 Mexico 1952 Sell This Version
4124 José Alfredo Jiménez - Esta Noche / Senderito De Amor album art Pedro Infante Esta Noche Pedro Infante - Esta Noche / Senderito De Amor(Shellac, 10") Peerless 4124 Mexico 1952 Sell This Version
51-6139 José Alfredo Jiménez - Sin Futuro = No Future album art Pedro Vargas Pedro Vargas - Sin Futuro = No Future(7") RCA Victor 51-6139 US 1953 Sell This Version
51-6591 José Alfredo Jiménez - Amarga Navidad (Sad Christmas) album art Amalia Mendoza (La Tariacuri)* Con El Mariachi Vargas* Amarga Navidad (Sad Christmas) Amalia Mendoza (La Tariacuri)* Con El Mariachi Vargas* - Amarga Navidad (Sad Christmas)(7", Single) RCA Victor 51-6591 US 1954 Sell This Version
José Alfredo Jiménez - Cucurrucucu Paloma / La Piedra album art Lola Beltrán, Mariachi Guadalajara Cucurrucucu Paloma and 1 more… Lola Beltrán, Mariachi Guadalajara - Cucurrucucu Paloma / La Piedra Peerless Mexico 1954 Sell This Version
51-6597 José Alfredo Jiménez - Tu Y Las Nubes (You And The Clouds) album art Miguel Aceves Mejía* Con El Mariachi Vargas* Tu Y Las Nubes (You And The Clouds) Miguel Aceves Mejía* Con El Mariachi Vargas* - Tu Y Las Nubes (You And The Clouds)(7", Single) RCA Victor 51-6597 US 1954 Sell This Version
51-6354 José Alfredo Jiménez - Y Ahora Por Idea (On An Impluse) album art Miguel Aceves Mejía* Con El Mariachi Vargas* Vamonos (Let's Go) Miguel Aceves Mejía* Con El Mariachi Vargas* - Y Ahora Por Idea (On An Impluse)(7", Single) RCA Victor 51-6354 US 1954 Sell This Version
MKE 16 José Alfredo Jiménez - Yo Soy Mexicano album art Jorge Negrete Jorge Negrete - Yo Soy Mexicano(7", EP) RCA Victor MKE 16 Mexico 1954 Sell This Version
51-6319 José Alfredo Jiménez - Hay Un Momento (For Just A Moment) album art Miguel Aceves Mejía* Y El Mariachi Vargas* Hay Un Momento (For Just A Moment) Miguel Aceves Mejía* Y El Mariachi Vargas* - Hay Un Momento (For Just A Moment)(7", Single) RCA Victor 51-6319 US 1954 Sell This Version
3-12042 José Alfredo Jiménez - Amarga Navidad  album art Amalia Mendoza "La Tariacuri"* Con El Mariachi Vargas* Amarga Navidad (Sad Christmas) Amalia Mendoza "La Tariacuri"* Con El Mariachi Vargas* - Amarga Navidad (7", Single) RCA 3-12042 US 1954 Sell This Version
51-6845 José Alfredo Jiménez - Gritenme Piedras Del Campo / Cuatro Primaveras album art Amalia Mendoza Con El Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán* Cuatro Primaveras (Four Springtimes) Amalia Mendoza Con El Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán* - Gritenme Piedras Del Campo / Cuatro Primaveras(7", Single) RCA Victor 51-6845 US 1955 Sell This Version
51-6710 José Alfredo Jiménez - Los Gavilanes / El Dorado De Villa album art Pancho "Charro" Avitia* Con El Mariachi Vargas De Tecatitlán* Los Gavilanes (The Hawks) (as J. A. Jimenez) Pancho "Charro" Avitia* Con El Mariachi Vargas De Tecatitlán* - Los Gavilanes / El Dorado De Villa(7", Single) RCA Victor 51-6710 US 1955 Sell This Version
CLP 11004 José Alfredo Jiménez - Ana María González album art Ana María González El Jinete (as J. Alfredo Jiménez) Ana María González - Ana María González(10", Album) Columbia CLP 11004 Spain 1955 Sell This Version
José Alfredo Jiménez - Recuerdos De Jorge Negrete album art Jorge Negrete El Jinete (Del Film and 5 more… Jorge Negrete - Recuerdos De Jorge Negrete (Comp) RCA Victor US 1956 Sell This Version

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