L.A. OGs WAR (the ORIGINAL band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz on May 5, 2017 in Audio, Cultura, Video

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.]

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{ 3 comments }

james r gonzales sr May 6, 2017 at 7:50 AM

THIS IS THE BEST BAND EVER . IT’S A MIXTURE OF SOUL. JAZZ, FUNK .REGGAE ,LATIN , ROCK .BLUES AND AFRICAN RYTHMS AND COLORFUL SOUND .THEIR MUSIC IS LIKE A GIANT POT OF CAJUN GUMBO , VERY TASTEFUL AND GOOD SOUL FEELING , PEACE !

Fernando Velez May 8, 2017 at 10:59 PM

We all know that WAR created some great music. But I know that they
always treated their fans like precious jewels. The first time that I met
them, they welcomed me like family and had been the same exact
treatment every time since. Now that the majority of the band tours
as The Lowrider Band, others have a chance to enjoy and experience
their great music. These guys are true living legends and great
guys. They still remain humble and they still play real music with
REAL musical instruments! No computers or tricks needed!

Siete Guerra May 8, 2017 at 11:02 PM

http://www.lowriderband.com
Come out and boogie!

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