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Tide Was Always HighThe Music of Latin America in Los Angeles$
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Josh Kun

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294394

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294394.001.0001

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(p.144) 8 Esquivel!
Tide Was Always High

Hans Ulrich Obrist

University of California Press

This chapter presents an interview with composer Juan García Esquivel. In the late 1950s, Esquivel left Mexico to record in and for Hollywood, placing music in television shows such as Dragnet, Kojak, and Markham. He even cowrote official logo music for Universal/MCA-TV. When asked about the exclamation point that always accompanies his name, Esquivel says that he uses this style as a trademark. He also talks about the time he spent in Vegas from the early sixties to the mid-seventies. Under contract with the Stardust Hotel for twenty-six weeks a year, Esquivel had to present his show, his arrangements, and sometimes even attempt to make jokes. He learned how to live by night and sleep in the daytime.

Keywords:   interview, Juan García Esquivel, Latin American musicians

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