Conjunto Primavera

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Conjunto Primavera
Origin Ojinaga, Chihuahua
Genres Norteña Chihuahuense
Years active 1978-present
Labels Joey Records (1980-1992) AFG Sigma Records (1993-1995) Fonovisa Records (1996-)
Members Juan Dominguez
Felix Antonio Contreras
Juan Antonio "Tony" Melendez
Manuel Rolando Perez
Adrian Anthony Regalado
Francisco "Frank" Mata
Past members Ignacio "Nacho" Galindo
Adan Huerta
Daniel Martinez
Oscar Ochoa
Telesforo Saenz
Gustavo Galindo
Ramiro Rodriguez
Jesús "Chuy" Mostrenco

Conjunto Primavera is a Mexican conjunto group from Ojinaga, Chihuahua. In the 1990s and 2000s they became one of the most popular groups in the genre.

Conjunto Primavera was formed on the first day of spring in 1978 by the saxophonist Juan Dominguez.[1] They remained a local act for several years, but starting in 1980, they signed with an indie label, Joey Records, in San Antonio, Texas. It was at Joey Records where Conjunto Primavera would not only record popular covers such as "La Sirenita", "Paloma Querida", and "Noches Eternas", but subsequent fan favorites such as "Borracho Y Loco", "Cuatro Primaveras", and "10 Kilometros." However, the group was still far from popular. Starting in the mid-80's, Conjunto Primavera would start recording romantic ballads with saxophone and electric keyboard, a style that the norteño group would become known for in the years to come. Another major change took place in 1988 when lead singer Nacho Galindo announced he was leaving the group to become a Christian artist. Not long after, Tony Melendez takes the position at 18 years old and starts to take the group into a new direction. To further their success, Conjunto Primavera signed a new contract with AFG Sigma Records in 1993 and recorded their first major success Me Nortie; not long after, AFG was bought out by Mexican label Fonovisa. Since their first release on Fonovisa in 1996, the group has released several gold-selling albums and has been nominated for many Latin Grammy awards. In 2008, the group received the Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award.[2] In 2014, at the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards they were awarded the Latin Grammy award Best Norteño Album for their album Amor Amor.[3]

Members

  • Juan Antonio "Tony" Melendez - lead vocals (1989-present)
  • Manuel Rolando Perez - bajo sexto (1995-present)
  • Juan Dominguez - saxophone (1978-present)
  • Felix Antonio Contreras - accordion, keyboards (1987-present)
  • Adrian Anthony Regalado - drums (2006-present)
  • Francisco "Frank" Mata - bass (2007-present)

Former members

  • Ignacio "Nacho" Galindo - vocals (1978-1989), bass (1983-1989), he would leave the group in 1989 to become a Christian artist
  • Adan Huerta - drums (1978-2000)
  • Daniel Martinez - drums (2001-2006), left the group shortly after a bus accident in Iraan, Texas in 2007
  • Oscar Ochoa - bass (1989-2007), left the group for health reasons, and has since formed his own band Conjunto Invernal
  • Telesforo Saenz - bajo sexto (1978-1994)
  • Gustavo Galindo - bass (1978-1983)
  • Ramiro Rodriguez - accordion, keyboards (1978-1986)
  • Jesus "Chuy" Monstrenco - bajo sexto (1994, deceased)
Timeline

Discography

Studio, live albums, and singles
  • Borracho y Loco (1980) (First album in Joey Records,and debut)
  • Chihuahua, Mexico (1981)
  • De Ojinaga, Chihuahua (1982)
  • Almas Perdidas (1983)
  • Cuatro Primaveras (1984)
  • El Viboron (1985)
  • Cumbias y Rancheras (1985)
  • La Otra (1986)
  • La Cuerda (1987)
  • Demasiado Tarde (1988)
  • Andos Sin Frenos (1989) (Last Nacho Galindo album)
  • Me Voy, Me Voy (1989) (First Tony Melendez album)
  • Con Las Manos Vacias (1990)
  • Vas a Conseguir (1991)
  • Lo Mejor, Lo Ultimo (1991)
  • Tu (1992)
  • Y Otra Vez (1992) (Last album on Joey Records)
  • Me Nortie (1993)(First Album On AFG Sigma Records)
  • Amigo Mesero (1994)
  • Tragedias del Pueblo (also released under the title "Censurado") (1995) (Last album on AFG Sigma Records)
  • Me Nacio del Alma (1996) (First album in Fonovisa) U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums #35
  • Sangre de Valiente (1997)
  • De Nuevo A Tu Lado (1997)
  • Necesito Decirte (1998) U.S. Latin #13
  • En Vivo (1999) U.S. Latin #34
  • Morir de Amor (2000) U.S. #153, U.S. Latin #1
  • Ansia de Amar (2001) U.S. #139, U.S. Latin #1
  • En Vivo Para Ti, Vol. 2 (2002) U.S. Latin #28
  • Perdoname Mi Amor (2002) U.S. #117, U.S. Latin #2
  • Decide Tú (2003) U.S. #124, U.S. Latin #3
  • Miles de Voces en Vivo (2004) U.S. Latin #10
  • Hoy Como Ayer (2005) U.S. #58, U.S. Latin #2
  • Algo de Mi (2006) U.S. #82, U.S. Latin #2
  • De Gira Con...Conjunto Primavera (2006) U.S. Latin #69
  • De Gira Con...Conjunto Primavera 2 (2006)
  • El Amor Que Nunca Fue (2007) U.S. #89, U.S. Latin #4
  • Que Ganas de Volver (2008)
  • Mentir Por Amor (2009) U.S. #103, U.S. Latin #2
  • 30 Aniversario En Vivo (2009) U.S. Latin #18
  • Empaca Tus Cosas (2010) U.S. Latin #7
  • En Vivo (2010) U.S. Latin
  • Al mismo nivel (2012) U.S. Latin
  • Amor Amor (2014) U.S. Latin (Winner of the Latin Grammy for Best Norteno Album)
  • Un Desengaño (single, duet with Ricky Muñoz from Intocable) (June 16, 2015)
  • +Historia (Sept 11, 2015)
  • Dejame Llorar (single, duet with Ricardo Montaner) (2016)
  • Perdoname (single, 2017)
  • Con Toda La Fuerza (2017)
Compilations
  • El Recado (2000) U.S. Latin #7
  • Recado de Amor (2001) U.S. Latin #32
  • Exitos Originales (2001) U.S. Latin #72
  • Nuestra Historia (2003) U.S. #159, U.S. Latin #4
  • Dejando Huella (2004) U.S. #107, U.S. Latin #1
  • Dos Romanticos de Corazon (2004) U.S. Latin #16
  • 2 en 1 (2005) U.S. Latin #34
  • 20 Llegadores (2005) U.S. Latin #16
  • Dejando Huella II (2005) U.S. #158, U.S. Latin #5
  • Linea de Oro (2006) U.S. Latin #51
  • Para Ti...Nuestra Historia (2006) U.S. #174, U.S. Latin #6
  • Chihuahua a Durango (2007) U.S. Latin #45
  • Dejando Huella...El Final (2007) U.S. Latin #20
  • La Mejor...Collecion: 30 Super Exitos (2007) U.S. Latin #68
  • 20 Super Temas: La Historia De Los Exitos (2009) U.S. Latin #15
  • Serie Diamante: 30 Super Exitos (2009) U.S. Latin #43
  • 20 Kilates Romanticos (2015) U.S. Latin

References

  1. ^ Conjunto Primavera at Allmusic
  2. ^ "Latin Superstars Marco Antonio Solis, Chayanne & Alejandro Fernandez Take the Stage at the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards Presented by Heineken". Business Wire. March 25, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.eonline.com/news/599997/2014-latin-grammy-awards-marc-anthony-pitbull-chris-brown-more-take-the-stage-plus-the-winners-list
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