Mundo Earwood Found
Back in mid-December, I asked our readers to help us find out what happened to Mundo Earwood. I had searched all over the internet and found scant little information. Well, the mystery has been solved. A reader by the name of Bruce wrote in, telling us that he had one of Mundo’s albums. I have yet to hear the album, but I can’t wait. Then today, one of Mundo’s second cousins wrote in and gave us some interesting information about Mundo. Here’s what he had to say:
Mundo is my second cousin. Last I heard he was living in the Humble, TX area. His given name is Raymond. Mundo is a slang and is short for the Mexican name Raymundo (Raymond). Immigrants working on the southwest Texas Earwood ranch called him Mundo and the nickname stuck.
So there you have it, Mundo’s album has been found and we even heard from his second cousin.
Be sure to stay tuned for the next post in the “Lost Album Series” and you could win an album yourself if the information you provide leads to the acquisition of the album we’re looking for. If you’re searching for a lost country album of your own, be sure to let us know and we might be able to help you.
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