Joe Carrasco


Joe Carrasco

Joe "King" Carrasco (born Joe Teusch in Dumas, Texas) is a Tex-Mex "new wave" musical artist, based in Austin, Texas. He is most widely known as part of "Joe 'King' Carrasco and the Crowns".

He founded the band "Joe 'King' Carrasco and El Molino" in Texas in the late 70s. Their album, "Tex-Mex Rock & Roll", was self-released and later picked up by Big Beat Records. Joe "King" Carrasco and El Molino appeared at the now-infamous Raul's club, opening for the Reversible Cords in 1979.Facts|date=November 2007

As "Joe 'King' Carrasco and the Crowns", Carrasco and his band released a self-titled album on Stiff Records in 1981, and followed that same year with another self-titled album on Hannibal Records. [http://www.joeking.com/disco/disco.htm Discography ] ] They then signed with major label MCA Records, releasing "Synapse Gap" in 1982 (with harmonies by Michael Jackson on one song), and "Party Weekend" in 1983. The band's most successful single was the title song from the "Party Weekend" album, a song had been released earlier as a single.

In the mid 1980s Carrasco moved to Nicaragua to study for several years, writing songs with a political flavor. Later his music style, adding influences from cumbia and reggae, evolved into what he calls "tequila reggae". [ [http://www.joeking.com/bio/bio.htm JKC Biography ] ]

Stage Name

He adopted the surname of drug kingpin Fred Carrasco, who died during the 1974 Huntsville Prison Siege. [ [http://www.joeking.com/fans/bealarticle.htm JKC Articles ] ]

Albums & Songs

Joe King Carrasco & El Molino (1978, Lisa Records)
Jalapeno con Big Red
Mezcal Road
Black Cloud
Tell Me
I'm A Fool To Care
Rock Esta Noche
Funky Butt
Every Woman
Please Mr. Sandman
Just a Mile Away

Tales of the Crypt (1979, Rior Records)Buena
Caca de Vaca
Tears Been Falling
Morning Coffee
Wild 14
One More Time
Sweet Little Rock N Roller
That's the Love
Let's Get Pretty
Betty's World
Federales
Monkey Got My Frisbee

Party Safari (1981, Hannibal Records)
Bad Rap
Gin Baby Gin
That's the Love
Ta U La Ou Va.

Joe King Carrasco & The Crowns (1981, Hannibal Records USA)
Houston El Mover
Gimme Sody
Jody
Buena
Betty's World
I Get My Kicks on You
One More Time
Don't Bug Me Baby
Nervoused Out
Caca de Vaca
Party Doll
Federales
Let's Get Pretty

Joe King Carrasco & The Crowns (1981, Stiff Records Europe)
Buena
Betty's World
I Get My Kicks on You
One More Time
Don't Bug Me Baby
Nervoused Out
Caca de Vaca
Susan Friendly
Party Doll
Federales/Wild 14
Let's Get Pretty

Synapse Gap (1982, MCA Records)
Imitations Class
Person - Person
Don't Let a Woman
Where We At
Senor Lover
Wanna Get That Feel
Bad Rap
Front Me Some Love
Rip It Up-Shake It Up
That's The Love
Man Overboard

Party Weekend (1983, MCA Records)
Let's Go
Dance Republic
Kantina
Get Off
Buena
Tears Been A-Falling
Party Weekend
Let's Go Nutz
Lupe
Perfect Spot
Burnin' It Down
Gracias

Bordertown (1985, Big Beat Records USA)
Escondido
Hola Coca Cola
Who Buy The Guns
Are You Amigo
Put Me in Jail
Mr. Bogota
Walk It Like You Talk It
Current Events
Cucaracha Taco
Baby Let's Go To Mexico
Vamos A Bailar
Tamale Baby

Bordertown (1985, New Rose Records (Europe)
Manana
Yabba Ding Ding
Dinero
Escondido
Hola Coca Cola
Who Buy The Guns
Put Me in Jail
Mr. Bogota
Walk It Like You Talk It
Current Events
Vamos A Bailar
Tamale Baby

Bandido Rock (1987, Rior Records)
Juarez and Zapata
Pachuco Hop
Bandido Rock
Arriba Sandino
Hey Gringo "No Pasaran"
Banana
Chicano Town
Dame Tu Nook Nook
Kry Tuff
Fuera Yanqui

Royal Loyal & Live (1990, Royal Texacali Records)
Hey Joe
96 Tears
Do It Up
Breakdown The Border
Baby Let's Go To Mexico
Don't Push Your Suerte
Manan
Sweetness is My Weakness
Parti Weekend
No Problema
Having A Ball
Salsa Perfecto
Don't Let

Dia De Los Muertos (1993, Royal Texacali Records)
Chihuahua
Vi Va Vi Va Va Va Voom
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
El Arroyo
Last Call For Love
One Love Beat of My Heart
Vera Cruz
Tocame
Break Down The Border
Care To Explain
Easy Goin'
Pacha Mama
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Anthology (1995, MCA records)
This is a compilation CD set including all songs from Synapse Gap and Party Weekend.

Hot Sun (1999, Anaconda records)
Hot Sun
Ca Ru Cu Pa
Hasta Manana
Cool Casa Rockin'
Take With One Hand
Yo Soy Tuyo
There is a Rain Forest
Donna do You Wanna
On Top of a Teardrop
Karmalita
Adios Amor
Coco Bongo
Puesta Del Sol
Good Thing

References

External links

*http://www.joeking.com/


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