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warcincoThis 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back.

L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, the only original member in the new so-called WAR), Howard Scott (guitar, Lowrider Band), Harold Brown (drums, Lowrider Band), BB Dickerson (bass, Lowrider Band), Lee Oskar (harmonica, Lowrider Band). Not pictured, Papa Dee (RIP, percussion).

[DISCLOSURE: I was WAR’s National Director of Album Promotion for a while and ate so often at the Sunset Grill (like in the Eagles song) I could run a tab.] [Mas…]


NEW EPISODE!
Good-hearted couple Lucy and Steve brought home a “rescue cholo” named Creeper, but he didn’t work out the way they planned. That’s why they called Ignacio de la Cruz, The Cholo Whisperer. [Bay Area POCHO amigo Frankie Quiñones stars as the cholo.]

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warcincoThis 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back.

L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, the only original member in the new so-called WAR), Howard Scott (guitar, Lowrider Band), Harold Brown (drums, Lowrider Band), BB Dickerson (bass, Lowrider Band), Lee Oskar (harmonica, Lowrider Band). Not pictured, Papa Dee (RIP, percussion).

[DISCLOSURE: I was WAR’s National Director of Album Promotion for a while and ate so often at the Sunset Grill (like in the Eagles song) I could run a tab.] [Mas…]


Not only is she singing her alternative butt off, but she’s also playing her Fender bass in the back seat of a lowrider with her drummer. Clearly, Xenia Rubinos is Just Like I. [NSFW stealth F-bomb,]

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Third-generation lowrider Orlando Holguin, six years old, was riding low and slow before he could walk. [Video by Shannon Cottrell for the L.A. Weekly.]

L.A. lowriders cruisin’ and jumpin’ for Cinco de Mayo (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan May 5, 2015 Cultura
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Every year for Cinco de Mayo the lowriders cruise to Los Angeles’ Elysian park for some fun family time and spectacular hydraulic jumpin’. Sunday’s conclave was captured in this video from MancaveTV. [Hiphop soundtrack is NSFW with N-word etc.]

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WAR (the original band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 2, 2015 Audio
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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

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La Cucaracha: Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 6, 2014 Cartoons
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San Diego lowriders hop to the music — opera (video)

by LOWEN SLO February 7, 2014 Cultura
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Anyone can make a video of San Diego low riders hopping, and lowrider fans partying. But not everyone can set it to operatic music. Filmmaker Gloria Morán, of San Francisco, did just that. PREVIOUSLY ON LOWRIDERS:

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Lowriders in Thailand ride a little lower (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 26, 2013 Cultura
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How low can you go? This Thai lowrider scooter also rides a little slower. MORE LOWRIDERS:

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Battle of the Videos: ‘Harlem Shake’ Mexican style X 2 (NSFW)

by BAILAR S. VIVAR February 18, 2013 Cultura
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All the homies are doin’ the Harlem Shake, but which version is the best? Harlem Shake v3 (Mexican Edition) VS

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eBay ‘sniper’ outbids local man for ‘Chola Low Riders’ pulp magazine

by MING SANS MERCI February 6, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from PDX) Area collector Reynaldo “Ronnie” Morales’ heart was broken Sunday night when a last-minute auction bid from an eBay “sniper” pushed the coveted September 1953 issue of Amazing Future Tales out of his grasp and into the arms of another. The sniper killed Morale’s chances with a $37.83 winning bid. Morales had […]

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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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