2 November 1953
Knox City, Knox County, Texas, United States
4 August 2017 (aged 63)
Jessy Serrata (2 November 1953 – 4 August 2017) was an American Tejano singer and bass player. His nickname is Mr. Iron Throat.
Jessy was born in Knox City, Texas, to Matias and Agapita Serrata. He has appeared on over 17 albums. His daughter, Brandy Bee Serrata, is also a vocalist.
Although he is best known for his voice, Jessy also played bass guitar. His music career began with Agapito Zuniga (a.k.a. El Rey de la Cumbia). In 1972, he became a member of the group Los Buenos which included his brother Rene Serrata; the brothers would also perform as Los Hermanos Serrata. Jessy was half of the duo Los Chachos with Cha Cha Jimenez.
Jessy's trademark phrase is "Awww Baby", often uttered to express his enthusiasim while performing his music. He tours throughout the US with his band, The New Wave Band. His album Better Than Ever was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2004.
Recorded and performed with:
Oscar Hernandez y Los Professionales
Bobby Naranjo y Grupo Dirreccion
Conoscan Los Buenos
Steve Jordan albums
Mi Unico Carino (as part of Tuff Band) - 1984
La Tejanita - 1992
La Tejanita Two - 1998
Better Than Ever - 2004
Hits he has composed
"La Tejanita Mujer"
"El Potpourri" (with Conjunto Bernal) - includes "Desde Ayer", the Beatles hit "Yesterday" translated into Spanish
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