Los Lobos : Just Another Band From East La

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Sell date: 10/2015
Label: Los Angeles Recordin
Mfg's Catalog#: 6
CDC Part#: 1915752
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 Notes & Reviews
Long before they became American rock legends and Grammy favorites, Los Lobos (or rather Los Lobos del Este de Los Angeles--the Wolves of East Los Angeles--as they were then known) turned a faithful musical tutelage by their parents' Mexican folk music records into a steady stream of gigs at parties, weddings, and what was then a career plateau--a regular engagement at a Mexican restaurant. They also invested in this long out-of-print 1978 independent recording of the best of their all-acoustic traditional Mexican repertoire of that time. Perhaps prophetic of the fusion to come, they named themselves after a popular Tex-Mex group, Los Lobos del Norte, but titled the LP in a good-natured nod to Frank Zappa. Though light years from the experimentation of Kiko and Colossal Head, this collection nonetheless exudes a dedication, soul, and sheer musicality that will be instantly familiar to Lobos admirers. Especially in tackling chestnuts such as 'Cielito Lindo' (here quickly segueing from typically sloppy party favorite into a fresh, intricate arrangement in a heartbeat) and 'Guantanamera' (in a traditional, rhythmically compelling guajira), the Lobos can't resist some loving musical tweaking. More than just the roots of a modern legend, this is truly music from the heart.

El Canelo (Son Jarocho)
El Pescado Nadador (Ranchera)
Sabor a Mi (Bolero)
Flor De Huevo (Son Locos)
Cielito Lindo (CancioN Mexicana)
Laiguana (Son Jarocho)
El Cuchipe (CancioN Boliviana)
ImploracioN (Bolero Ranchero)
Guantanamera (Guajira)
La Feria De Las Flores (Ranchera)
Maria Chuchena (Son Jarocho)
El Bon Bon De Elena (Plena)

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