Al Hurricane

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Al Hurricane performing at the San Felipe De Neri 2014 fiestas.

Al Hurricane born Alberto Nelson Sanchez (July 10, 1936 – October 22, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, dubbed "The Godfather" of New Mexico music.

Quotes[edit]

  • I'd like to thank all of you for being here, gracias. You don't know how much it means to me. Gracias.
    • Last lines to all the artists present during the documentary concert, "A Tribute to Al Hurricane - The Godfather".

Live performances[edit]

Examples of live performances, from official releases: "Ay, Ay, Ay Que Borracho Vengo", "Sentimiento" (Mariachi Version), and "El Rey"
  • Ay Ay Ay!
    • From many of his concerts and public appearances.
  • Chiquitita, como te quiero.
    • From many of his concerts and public appearances.
  • Who's your daddy!
    • From many of his concerts and public appearances.
  • Hey Sugar Baby!
    • From many of his concerts and public appearances.
  • It's party time!
    • From many of his concerts and public appearances.

"Local Legends" on the CBS Early Show (December 26, 2011)[edit]

  • My mom picked the name "Al Hurricane", because I used to knock things over as a kid and it stuck to me. So I took it as my professional name.
  • (in Old Town Albuquerque) This is where I grew up, I used to go to church here, and come here and perform. Wow, look at this! This is -- this is where i used to play. I should have brought my guitar, it brings back memories.
  • It's New Mexico-style. But, it's not -- I don't want to call it "traditional". We can do traditional songs, but you got to be "modern" in what you do.
  • Believe it or not, sometimes when I go on stage, I still get butterflies.
  • I love Albuquerque. I've always loved it, and i just couldn't leave it. I don't know if it sounds right, but I think people love that, I'm not going to turn my back on them. I want to be here.

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