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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Gloria Ríos

Cinco de Mayo Rock-n-Roll!

Though born in Texas, Gloria Ríos made a name for herself in Mexico as a singer and an actress. In 1955, she began recording with several pop music orchestras of the region.

With Las Estrellas del Ritmo, a big band led by her future husband Mario Patrón, she recorded what is considered to be the first Rock-n-Roll song to come out of Mexico, "La mecedora."

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