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Pronounced: Al Hur·ri·cane Jun·ior \al hur-i-keyn joon-yer\ | IPA: /ˈæl ˈhɜr ɪˌkeɪn ˈdʒun yər/
Definition of Al Hurricane, Jr.
Alberto Nelson Sanchez Jr. from Albuquerque, a New Mexico music artist known as “The Godson of New Mexico Music”. He is he son of Al Hurricane, and is a leading music performer of New Mexico music, influential rock musician, and contributor to New Mexico’s music scene.
Cultural significance of Al Hurricane, Jr. within New Mexico
Al, Jr. is a natural talent and performer, since the age of five. His first hit single, “El Pintor”, was recorded at fourteen years old. Since that time he has had numerous number one hits and is considered to be one of the progenitors of New Mexico music genre.
Al Hurricane Junior’s hit singles: “El Pintor” (1973), “Flor de las Flores” (1976), “El Gallo Celoso” (1977), “Low Ojos De Pancha” (1977), “Acabame De Matar” (1977), “Ojitos Soñadores” (197?), “Que Te Parece” (198?), “Mi Prieta Linda” (198?), “Copa Tras Copa” (198?), “Una Estrellita Lloro” (198?), “Flor De Maria” (198?), “Jealous Heart (Celoso)” (199?), “Lagrimitas Tristes” (199?), “Porque?” (200?), and “Chaparrita Consentida” (2015).
Examples of Al Hurricane, Jr.
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Origin of Al Hurricane, Jr.
Alberto Nelson Sanchez, Jr. was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 30, 1959, to Alberto Nelson Sanchez and Nettie M. Fleming. Known as The Godfather’s son he is a well-recognized musician; he is also a defining musician within the New Mexico Music genre. He is a member of the musically-inclined Sanchez family, being the son of Al Hurricane alongside his uncles Tiny Morrie and Baby Gaby, brother Jerry Dean, sister Erika, nephew Christian Sanchez, and cousins Lorenzo Antonio and the members of Sparx.
Alternate spellings exist; El Joven, The Godson of New Mexico music, The Godfather’s son.
First Known Use: 20th century