Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Frankie Caballero y Bobby Pulido
Everyone knows that Bobby Pulido's father is Roberto Pulido. But what a lot of people don't know is who Bobby's mother is. She is Diana Montes, and she happens to be the sister of Mario Montes Jr. of the great Donna, TX band Romance. She also happens to be the daughter of Mario Montes Sr. from Los Donnenos. Bobby Pulido was born in Edinburg, TX and is an alumni of Edinburg High School.
This is Pulido's hit song from his debut album Desvelado in 1995 and he is performing it at the Tejano Music Awards. One of the reasons why I'm posting this is that this video features one of the best accordionists that South Texas ever produced, Frankie Caballero of Donna, TX. To those not familiar with Caballero, he's played with Grupo Mazz, Jessy Serrata, Los Chachos de Chacha Jimenez, Jay Perez, Daniel Sanchez, Ram Herrera and of course, Bobby Pulido. When Caballero was a young kid in East Donna, he would sometimes play songs on his accordion for a neighbor that would give him a quarter or two per song. Over the decades, he has developed into being one of the most versatile accordion players today. He has incredible skills and my favorite thing about Desvelado is the accordion runs Caballero goes through. The world needs more videos of Frankie Caballero playing the accordion!