Spring Fed Records is Grammy Award Winning record label operated by The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University. Spring Fed Records preserves and documents the traditional music of Tennessee and the Mid-South region through the release of recordings of historical and cultural importance. As part of MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment, Spring Fed Records also serves as an experiential educational platform for students, and offers cultural outreach and education to the public.
Eddie & Ruben Jimenez
Eddie and Ruben Jimenez, Música Alegre! Spring Fed Records is happy to present a historic and totally unexpected new recording from the first family of Conjunto music! Eddie Jimenez and Ruben Jimenez, sons of legendary conjunto founder Santiago Jimenez, Sr., play original conjunto polkas and redovas puro San Antonio style on the new CD “Música Alegre!” Eddie wrote the original tunes on this recording on his father’s two row Hohner accordion, and Ruben backs him up with a singular twelve string guitar style utilizing his own custom tunings and picking techniques. Eddie and Ruben might not have the global fame of Don Santiago’s other sons like Flaco Jimenez or Santiago Jimenez, Jr. (Eddie’s twin!) but they share the family’s unique old conjunto sensibility and make excellent music that but is all their own.
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I'm Not Gone Yet
"The music Roy plays is a music of the past, but it is still relevant today. This project has been one of the most enjoyable endeavors of my life, and I hope you all enjoy listening to Roy as much as I have enjoyed recording him, and more importantly learning how very important Roy is to the rich musical heritage of Tennessee and America as a whole"
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We're hard at work reissuing classic titles from the Davis Unlimited label. These limited run reissues feature the original album art and liner notes as well as remastered audio and bonus cuts from the Charles K. Wolfe audio collection at the Center for Popular Music. Get them from the Center for Popular Music.
“Rare & Beautiful Mexican-American fiddle tunes and songs played by a San Antonio native”
“Old School Conjunto Accordion Master from Corpus Christi”
Two master Texas musicians backed by Virginio Castillo (bajo sexto) and Ramon Gutierrez (tololoche)