G. E. 41 Laud & Bandurria Vol. 2 1960-70 CD $17.00
This CD of Spanish folk music of the Laud & Bandurria has 4 songs that show the roots of Mariachi music of Mexico. In Paracho, Mexico the guitar makers call themselves: "Lauderos", whereas in Spain the guitar makers call themselves: "Guitarreros".
For more on the subject of the direct Spanish influence in Mariachi music, you might like to read this article I wrote in 1997.
Almost everything you wanted to know about Mexican Mariachi music but were afraid you wouldn't find out even if you became bilingual and tuned into the Spanish Language Broadcast "Cuatro Estrellas en Cielo" (Four Stars in Heaven) - September 10, 1997
The pieces that show the Spanish influence in Mariachi Mexican music are #s 5-8. The harmonies are very beautiful, and the passion unmistakeable.
The singers for the following pieces are:
5. Maria Jesus Montegui
6. Maria Jesus Montegui & Joaquin Rodriguez
7. Mercedes Cartiel
8. Pilarin Martinez, Maria Jesus Montegui,
Mercedes Cartiel & Joaquin Rodriguez