Hands down, two of Mexico’s most acclaimed and accomplished artists of the Ranchera genre. At their prime Amalia Mendoza and Jose Alfredo Jimenez enjoyed success and the love of their fans worldwide, as Amalia put it "by the handful". Jose Alfredo Jimenez almost single handed brought Mariachi music to the forefront of popular music. Amalia Mendoza’s live performances are legendary. Heartfelt and raw, poignant as they are beautiful. Today, forty years after his passing Jose Alfredo Jimenez having written well over 1000 songs and with an equally amazing count of hit singles, he continues his reign as "El Rey" the undisputed king of his beloved Mexico and Mariachi music everywhere. My two all time favorite Mexican singers. I adore them.