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Flaco Jiménez To Be Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 

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San Anto native and accordionist Flaco Jiménez will receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award this Saturday in a ceremony the day before the 57th Grammy Awards. Alongside the Bee Gees, Wayne Shorter, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Pierre Boulez and The Louvin Brothers, Jiménez will grab the honor for his contributions to conjunto and rock 'n' roll.

Born in 1939 in San Antonio, Jiménez picked up his trusted Hohner accordion early on, breaking into national prominence with fellow SA artist Doug Sahm in the '60s. After a move to New York, Jiménez became a highly-desired session musician, recording with Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Dr. John and Ry Cooder among others.

Of course, Jiménez's greatest contribution has been to the music culture of Texas, performing with the Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven and Max Baca. At 75, Jiménez is one of the few mononymous figures in San Antonio music: Doug, Augie, Sonny, Flaco. 

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