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How much better can it get? Will the Wolf Survive? is the 1984 music video that exploded East Los homies Los Lobos into stardom. And don’t the guys look young⁈ Released 35 ago years today! Yikes.

Wikipedia:

How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was ranked #30 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 461 on the magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


A story of cross-border romance — a mojado and a Cajun queen — are the stars of country singer’s Hank Snow’s Mexican Joe and Joli Blon, released on 78 RPM disk in 1953.

Here are the lyrics and guitar chords (via Genius Lyrics) so you can sing and play along! [Mas…]


El Paso was a huge hit for Marty Robbins in 1960. It’s the sad tale of two gringos and one mujer — the dark-eyed dancing Felina.

Here are the lyrics: [Mas…]

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PREVIOUSLY ON LA CHANCLA: [Mas…]


Ritchie Valens, 1950s Pacoima pocho teenage idol, would have been 73 years old today, except for that day the music died. Cutty Flam, the alt.rock.band from your black-and-white-retro future, made this video tribute, performing Ritchie’s hit Donna.

It’s one of a series of Valens tribute videos, as EddieG explains: [Mas…]


Is this an original video from when King Africa‘s La Bomba was a big hit in 2000? We don’t know, but this video showed up on YouTube Thursday evening and we had to share. If this doesn’t make you at least chair dance, call a doctor!

And we’ve got lyrics! [Mas…]

PNS*Hot*Flash: ‘No Mames’ enters U.S. lexicon at San Ysidro

by Victor Payan January 24, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from DE EFE) This just in: On this day in 1992, the term “No Mames” first entered the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on a t-shirt worn by Alex Lora during El Tri‘s historic first American tour.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Stairway to Heaven (live music video)

by Comic Saenz April 23, 2012 Cultura
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Stairway to Heaven live by the Mexican acoustic/flamenco guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. Nine million YouTubers can’t be wrong!

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96 Tears: Was ? and the Mysterians the first punk rock band?

by Comic Saenz January 27, 2012 Cultura
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TGIF Music Video: ? and the Mysterians 96 Tears Wikipedia says famed rock critic Dave Marsh coined word “punk rock” when he saw the band ? and the Mysterians perform 96 Tears in 1971. Here they are live 40 years later still pounding that anthemic organ riff, with special guest star Ronnie Spector. ?’s real […]

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WAR ‘(All My Friends Know the) Low Rider’ plus ‘Cisco Kid’

by Comic Saenz January 20, 2012 Cultura
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TGIF Music Video Double Play: Groove on out the office with WAR’s Low Rider and Cisco Kid. How a band made up of six African-Americans and a Jew from Denmark turned into one of Latinos’ favorite groups is a long story, but the songs WAR wrote at 7417 Sunset Blvd. were definitely happenin’ in the […]

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