La Prieta Linda

Enriqueta "Queta" Jiménez Chabolla (4 July 1933 – 21 September 2021), known by her stage name La Prieta Linda ("The Beautiful Dark-skinned Woman"), was a Mexican singer and actress.[2] She was part of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

La Prieta Linda
Mexican singer La Prieta Linda.jpg
Born
Enriqueta Jiménez Chabolla

(1933-07-04)4 July 1933[1]
Died21 September 2021(2021-09-21) (aged 88)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Years activec. 1950–2001
Spouse(s)
Raúl Vieyra
(m. 1960; died 2006)
Children3
RelativesFlor Silvestre (sister)
Mary Jiménez (sister)
Dalia Inés (niece)
Francisco Rubiales (nephew)
Marcela Rubiales (niece)
Antonio Aguilar, hijo (nephew)
Pepe Aguilar (nephew)
Antonio Aguilar (brother-in-law)
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

La Prieta Linda was born on 4 July 1933 in Salamanca, Guanajuato, and later grew up in central Mexico City. She was the younger sister of singer and actress Guillermina Jiménez Chabolla "Flor Silvestre" and the elder sister of singer Mary Jiménez.

CareerEdit

La Prieta Linda, who owed her stage name to the famous comedian Clavillazo, debuted as a singer with Silvestre Vargas's mariachi.[3] In 1950, her elder sister Flor Silvestre, who had already signed with Columbia Records' Mexican branch, invited her to form a duet named Las Flores; they recorded two songs—"Los desvelados"[4] and "Lo traigo en la sangre"[5] (with Rubén Fuentes' mariachi)—for Columbia. In 1952, La Prieta Linda recorded her first hit, "Quieto, capulín", for Columbia. Later, with the help of singer and actress Lola Beltrán, La Prieta Linda had her own radio programs and signed a contract with Peerless Records (Beltrán's record label). She made most of her 1950s recordings for Peerless, including some collaborations with Beltrán, David Záizar, and Juan Záizar. She appeared in her first film in the late 1950s. In the 1960s, she signed with RCA Víctor and recorded new hits such as "Mil cadenas" and "Al ver". In 1979, she won the first Ranchera Music Festival with the song "Amantes de una noche".[3] Over the years Jiménez recorded over 40 albums and made various tours across Mexico and other countries.[3] In her acting career, her comic role in the film Valente Quintero was highly notable since she gave a performance without singing.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

She was the widow of the former Excélsior journalist Raúl Vieyra, who died in 2006. They had three daughters: Érika, Velia, and Isabel. Jiménez died on 21 September 2021 at the age of 88 in Mexico City.[6][7]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

  • "Quieto capulín" (Columbia, 1952)

Studio albumsEdit

  • La Prieta Linda interpreta con el Mariachi Guadalajara de Silvestre Vargas y Hnos. Záizar (Peerless)
  • "Canciones de América" en la voz de Queta Jiménez "La Prieta Linda" (Peerless)
  • El peor de los caminos (Peerless)
  • La Prieta Linda con el Mariachi Guadalajara de Silvestre Vargas (Peerless)
  • La Prieta "Más" Linda: Queta Jiménez (RCA Víctor)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Los grandes éxitos de: Queta Jiménez La Prieta Linda (Peerless)
  • Antología... Enriqueta Jiménez "La Prieta Linda" (Warner)
  • Mexicanísimo: Queta Jiménez "La Prieta Linda" (Sony Music)

FilmographyEdit

  • El gallo colorado (1957)
  • Bajo el cielo de México (1958)
  • El tiro de gracia (1961)
  • Duelo indio (1961)
  • Enterrado vivo (1961)
  • La máscara roja (1962)
  • Juramento de sangre (1962)
  • Matar o morir (1963)
  • Los amigos Maravilla en el mundo de la aventura (1963)
  • Los alegres Aguilares (1967)
  • Valentín de la Sierra (1968)
  • Valente Quintero (1973)
  • Es mi vida (1982)
  • Los pobres ilegales (1982)
  • ¡Ora es cuando chile verde! (1986)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jiménez, Enriqueta (La Prieta Linda) (9 September 2016). ""Hasta siempre, ojos buenos": La Prieta Linda". Excelsior. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  2. ^ "El Porvenir - En Escena, Vive Queta Jiménez momentos difíciles ante retiro de los escenarios" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d Álvarez, José Rogelio (1998). Enciclopedia de México, Volume 8. p. 4509. ISBN 1564090248.
  4. ^ "Los Desvelados by Dueto Las Flores". The Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Lo Traigo En La Sangre by Dueto Las Flores". The Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Fallece Enriqueta Jiménez "La Prieta Linda"". Associated Press.
  7. ^ Murió Queta Jiménez, 'La Prieta Linda', hermana de Flor Silvestre (in Spanish)

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