Dios, Familia y Tierra

Dios, Familia y Tierra

Debbie Martinez MORE00808

One of several musically–gifted members of the Martínez family, Debbie Martínez (1959–2007) was said to have had too large a voice for any group act. She became a regional sensation during the 1970s for her musical talents, which she used to preserve and promote New Mexico’s musical culture at a time when few female musicians enjoyed the limelight. As the title suggests, the album Dios, Familia y Tierra (God, Family and Land) reflects the values that the Martínez family embraced with their musical talents. Debbie’s father, Roberto — who composed the opening track “Mi Tierra Norteña” (“My Northern Land”) — explains that the song is “about the beauty of Northern New Mexico,” to which he attributes his appreciation of God’s blessings early on in life.

Year Released 1979
Record Label M.O.R.E.
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2011 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1979 Minority Owned Record Enterprises

Genre(s) Latin
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101 Mi Tierra Nortena Debbie Martinez 2:58
102 Antes y Despuez Debbie Martinez 2:47
103 El Taconazo Debbie Martinez 2:00
104 El Aguacero Debbie Martinez 2:16
105 Si Tu Tambien Te Vas Debbie Martinez 2:16
106 Tierra De Adobe y De Sol Debbie Martinez 2:31
107 Inocencia De Un Niño Debbie Martinez 2:36
108 Corazon Desecho Debbie Martinez 2:09
109 Maestro de Galilea Debbie Martinez 3:03
110 Resucito Debbie Martinez 2:42
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