J a v i e r B á t i z
Legendary Mexican Rock & Blues Guitarist
Singer and Songwriter
THE GODFATHER OF MEXICAN
He Brought American Blues to Mexico!
He Taught Carlos Santana
How to Play The Guitar!
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In 1957 Javier Bátiz founded a group called Los TJ's with which he picked up musical influences that were received in the Mexican border cities of black music, blues and R & B from people like T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, James Brown, among others.
By 1968 Javier Bátiz became a famous figure in the world of blues in Mexico and was hired to play at the Terraza Casino bar, which was a successful season. Personalities from all walks of life gathered every night to accuse impressive crowds in that place, including politicians, artists and intellectuals. That popularity led him to perform in 1969 the first massive outdoor concert in Mexico held by authorities of the then Department of the Federal District in the Alameda Central and where, according to eyewitness calculations, Javier played before an audience of at least 18 thousand people.
Javier is known as a teacher of people like: Carlos Santana, Alex Lora, Abraham Laboriel, Fito de la Parra (Canned Heat), and Guillermo Briseño. Carlos Santana has always been recognized as the creator of the sound of Javier Bátiz. In the year 2000 he participated in Canned Heat's Disco Boogie 2000, with the theme ̈The world of make believe ̈ song that took the first places in Europe, which earned him to travel with Canned Heat on tour in Milan, Ceseña, Terramo and Naples, in Italy.
In 2008 he released the album El Brujo USA as well as the presentation of the documentary Made in Mexico by Fito de la Parra, in the United States and presentations in Santa Ana, CA, at El Whiskey a Go Go, as well as at the Blues Fest Festival, also in his book The Flight of the Angel.
In 2016 he traveled to the city of Chicago to play with Buddy Guy in his place "The Legends."
In 2017 he was invited by MacGillivray Freeman Film to begin a new facet of narration, for large format 3D films for the Imax In this musical journey, Bátiz recounts the journeys of the singer and composer Aloe Blacc who traces the roots of music of the United States and follow in the footsteps of Louis Armstrong, through the stages and cultures where the music of the United States was born, visiting iconic cities of music such as New Orleans, Chicago, New York and Nashville.
Centro Cultural Tijuana 2017
Two transcendental powerful artistic expressions in the history of Music in Mexico: the strings by the great Javier Bátiz, proclaimed the father of the Mexican Rock and roll and the drums of the most famous drummer of our country, a living legend of the national jazz, Tino Contreras, gathered by the Tijuana Cultural Center to have a joint production to celebrate the 35th anniversary of CECUT.
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Javier Bátiz and the Famous Finks (Peerless/Eco, 1963)
Javier Batiz USA (Brunswick, 1968)
Batiz and hair (Orfeón, 1968)
Coming home (Atom/star, 1969)
Rockin' with the king (Atom/star, 1970)
Love you girl (Atom/star, 1971)
Bátiz and his wave (Orfeón, 1973)
Say if you remember me (Sonart, 1971)
Peaceful Garden (Sonart, 1971)
She was (Orfeón, 1976)
This Time (Photon, 1984)
Radio complacencies (Photon, 1985)
This Time, Second Time (R.H, 1989)
Say if you remember me (Denver, 1994)
I Like Rock (Denver, 1996)
The House of the Rising Sun (Denver, 1997)
No Man's Land (Denver, 1998)
Metromental (Denver, 2000)
The Rock of the 60's (Orfeón, 2001)
Live from the Zócalo Vol. 1 and 2 (Denver, 2002)
The Witcher's Trunk Vol. 1, 2,3 and 4 (Denver, 2003)
Javier Bátiz The USA Sessions Canned Heat Records (Denver, 2004)
The Warlock's Trunk Vol. 5 & 6 Denver (Denver, 2005)
16 hits by Javier Bátiz (Denver, 2006)
Sessions 1 (Denver 2007)
Sessions 2 (Denver 2007)
Sessions 3 (Denver 2007)
The Witcher in USA Denver 2008)
The Warlock's Labyrinth (2015)
Tino Contreras & Javier Bátiz Live Session (Cecut 2017)
Sad Nights / Nocturnal (Xec 1959, recorded on 78 rpm)
Slow Twist / Mashed Potatoes (RCA Victor 1960)
Lonely Man / Come Surf (Astro 1963)
Inventing what dream / Sad nights (Peerles/Eco 1964)
Summer Time / Don't Criticize Me (Peerles/Echo 1964)
Lonely Streets / Jimbalaya (Peerles/Eco 1964)
I'm Homeless / The Hanged Girl (Peerless/Echo 1965)
El Brujo Live from the Zócalo Vol. 1 (Denver Records and Tapes, 2003)
El Brujo Live from the Zócalo Vol. 2 (Denver Records and Tapes, 2003)
El Brujo Live from the Zócalo (Denver Records and Tapes, 2003)
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