View Full Version : Need Gift Ideas for a Ranchera Fan

05-28-2012, 09:01 PM
My uncle is obsessed with ranchera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchera)music and his 61th birthday is coming up and I would love to give him something along this line.

But this genre of music is completely foreign to me, and apart from hearing some tunes at Mexican restaurants, there is so much out there, I don't know where to start. Been looking on the internet and I'm checking out some cds, but I'd love to get some specific suggestions. Is anyone here a fan?

He already has tons and tons of cds of Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Rocio Durcal, Alejandro Fernandez, Los Tigres del Norte, and tons and tons of others (his absolute favorite is Liliana Real, he was gushing when he told me he saw her live and got her autograph), but apart from seeing the cd cover, I have no idea who they are.

Can you give me any suggestions maybe cds, dvds, movies, books, or any other creative ideas that could be appreciated by someone who is a pro in ranchera music?