Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ricardo Campos, a Mexican-American soldier, dies in Vietnam. The body is brought to San Francisco and lies in state for weeks. When no one claims any relationship to the soldier, his body is finally buried. Probably a commerical recording. Quality: Good.
Socorro, New Mexico. Traditionally, tragedy strikes on St. John's Day (June 24th). In this ballad a youngman, Juan, warns his girl, Micaela, that he is going to kill his rival, Simon. Micaela goes to the dance with Simon. At midnight a shot is heard and two bodies fall, mortally wounded, on the dance floor. They are the bodies of Micaela and Simon. Quality: Good.
Socorro, New Mexico. Like Juan Charrasqueado, Gabino Barreras has illegitimate children throughout the countryside. One night, as he comes out of his girlfriend's home shouting "Viva Zapata!," a great number of his enemies gang up on him and shoot him down. Quality: Good.