Tejano singer/accordionist Michael Salgado gained prominence in the mid-'90s by looking back to the norteño sound influenced by Ramon Ayala, and introduced the style to the younger generation. He organized his backing band – brothers Ernie and James on guitar and drums, respectively, with bass player Joe Tanguma – when he was just 19, and begin hitting the Latin music charts in 1995 with his single "Cruz de Madera." Salgado's 1996 album En Concierto introduced his most popular single extant, the Top 20 hit "Sin Ella." Mi Primer Amor followed in 1997
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