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.
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. One Sunday before dawn a young man, Felipe, and a rival are fighting. Felipe's father comes upon the scene and tells his son to stop fighting. The young man disobeys his father and a few seconds later falls mortally wounded. Before he dies, Felipe begs his father to bury him out on the prairie. Quality: Good.
Chimayo, New Mexico. Fifteen Mexican cowboys are taking some five hundred head of cattle to Kansas. Ballad tells of the hardships endured by the men as they cross the plains and the Rio Grande. In Kansas one of the young cowboys is gored to death by a bull. See note, item 35.4. Quality: poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 10 of 14 songs on the audiofile.