As most of you know, Rancho Alegre hit the road in October 2011 to interview some of our favorite artists in San Antonio, Alice, Robstown, then Edinburg, McAllen and Mercedes. It was an unbelievable trip that we will always remember. Especially our visit with Roberto Pulido…
We show up to his ranch in Edinburg, and he waves us to the back of the property, to his shop, where he makes fishing lures and other things and is hanging out with some friends. He asks where we would like to do the interview, and suggests his game room because it’s real quiet and nice. We agree and follow him inside, expecting a pool table, dart board, HD television.
What’s there to greet us when the lights come on? Taxidermy as far as the eye can see. Stuffed wolves, bucks, does, alligators, buffalo, water buffalo, bears, a zebra hide, and to top it all off…a hippo skull. When he said game room, he meant GAME room.
As can be expected from any time spent with Primo, who is one of Tejano music’s most beloved icons and one of the coolest guys ever, is something to treasure. We knew this would be a very entertaining interview, but it also turned out to be a very touching one too, as Pulido talks about his father, his career and his family.
Here’s what we played on this show, in addition to the interview
Copa Tras Copa
La Barca de Oro
Te Vi Partir
Rancho Alegre (Polka)
Los Tres Amigos w/Little Joe & Ruben Ramos
Cartas Marcadas w/Little Joe & Ruben Ramos
Flor Triste w/Los Aguilares
Amor Derecho w/Alma Pulido
Contigo w/Bobby Pulido
Soy Culpable w/Johnny Canales
Ya Ahora Es Tarde w/Emilio Navaira
Si Quieres Verme Llorar
Si Borracho Estoy (Live)
La Tumba Sera El Final