Since ca 1994 I'm researching the cardboard record label Durium, as it was published early 1930s in the US and later in Europe. One of the most known label is the Hit of the week. Durium, the firm who published these records, also made a lot of small cardboard records for advertisement or releases for special occasions. These records are very rare nowadays and I could list hunderds of that kind of small records in my Durium Advertisement and Custom Records Discography ( see part of it in the online version ). A lot of these small, beer mat-sized, card board records, were unknown up to then. Thanks to Bob, who pointed me to an eBay item, one of those long forgotten records has been brought to light, like an unbroken Egyptian tomb. It has only the label text Marcha Zacatecas and I could list it in my discography thanks to some additional information of the seller, who thought, erroneously, that it was a Mexican release. I hope to give aditional information about this little archeological treasure later.
I found out that the Marcha Zacatecas is a known and popular tune in Mexico ( it is even labeled as Nuestro Segundo Himno Nacional (= our second national anthem) and I found several fragments I can show you. This march refers, I guess, to one of the most important events in the Mexican Revolution of 1914 when the city of Zacatecas was liberated. This event is still a day of meetings and festivities in Mexico. I have found some informal performances of this Marcha Zacatecas, and one played by a more official band. As I haven't heard this little record I suppose the same tune is on the little record ( of course played ( and sung?) by a Durium studio band).
Performed on the guitar