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Mike Laure

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Mike Laure (MIguel Laure Rubio, 29 September 1939, El salto, Mexico)

His fusion of tight tropical rhythms with American rock & roll earned Mike Laure the title “El Rey del Trópico.”,Laure grew up listening to an assortment of cross-the-border rockers; he even borrowed the name for his group, Las Cometas, from his favorite, Bill Haley’s band. Laure tempered his rock & roll inclinations with Cumbia rhythms learned from Colombia’s Sonora Dinamita. The fusion sparked a whole new style of music, termed chunchaca, and Laure scored many Mexican hits during the mid-’60s, including “Banda Borracha,” “Rajita de Canela,” and “Tiburón, Tiburón. ” During the early ’70s, the most important facet of Laure’s band, his cousin Chelo, left for a successful solo career. Despite a few more hits during the mid-’70s, Mike Laure’s popularity waned by the 1980s. He was debilitated by a 1990 stroke, though he returned to live performance on a limited basis. Laure’s influence stayed strong, however, among several generations of Cumbia artists, from Rigo Tovar in the ’70s to Fito Olivares

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  • KARPERLOP

    HOLA... ALGUNO DE USTEDES PUEDE HACERME LLEGAR LA PISTA DE MIKE LAURE "SI ME ESTAS OYENDO". LA ENCONTRE CON EL GPO LIBERACION PERO LA NECESITO EN VOZ ME MIKE LAURE. ESPERO ALGUNO DE USTEDES PUEDA AYUDARME.. GRACIAS

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • manueldavidpan

    jajaja....ya tenia mucho que no escuchaba a mike laure

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Frogalezito

    Ehh, yo conozco a la Marina de La Rajita de Canela!!

    7 Oct 2008 Reply
  • aguanteflema

    a huevoooooos!!!! za! za!..

    3 Oct 2008 Reply
  • mecortaronverde

    grande!

    29 Sep 2008 Reply

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