Yu-mex music from the 50s

In 1948, Yugoslav leader Tito broke up with Stalin and Russian films were suddenly not so popular anymore.

Yugoslav authorities had to look somewhere else for film entertainment. They found a suitable country in Mexico: in their films Mexicans always talked about revolution in the highest terms.


Fake Mexican bands were forming in former Yugoslavia and their records can still be found on flea markets. Yu-Mex has a surprising gallery of record covers and music samples (like the priceless Mama Huanita.)

Via Papel Continuo.