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Bananas. Ham? Baloney? Salami at the bottom? We haven’t seen an actual print copy. Have you?
Raza roots collective Los Cenzontles strip Bob Dylan’s Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man back to the basics (the lyrics) and then build it back up en estilo Latino. That’s Eugene Rodriguez, vocals, Lucina Rodriguez and Fabiola Trujillo, chorus, Emiliano Rodriguez, bass, Carlos Caro, bongo, shaker, guiro, tambourine, and Silvestre Martinez, cajon, congas.
DID YOU KNOW?
Bruce Langhorne, Bob Dylan’s long-time guitarist, and the inspiration for Mr. Tambourine Man, died recently.
Los Lonely Boys — three pochos from Texas — rock hard on this burning version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic Born on the Bayou and make it SPANGLISH at the end.
Here’s the backstory via Rolling Stone:
The Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) reimagine a night at the pub in A Pair of Brown Eyes from Irish band The Pogues.
Here’s The Pogues’ original:
New York City’s Mariachi Flor de Toloache — live in Memphis — take a request for a song everybody loves, Tequila, the 1958 golden oldie by The Champs.
Electric Light Orchestra’s I can’t get it out of my head is the lastest pop music cover from Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds).
PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES COVERS:
Has anyone ever heard the music?
- El Hermano Gustolin: ENERO
- Tito Villabuenos: CANCIONES DEL DUELO
Bay Area collective Los Cenzontles’ (The Mockingbirds) interpretation of David Bowie’s Young Americans highlights the genius and poignancy of the lyrics.
PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:
Remember the time this 2008 toon somehow turned into a 2009 cover illustration for The New Yorker?
Morrissey/Smiths mariachi tribute band El Mariachi Manchester covers There Is a Light that Never Goes Out. Alexandrossey on vocals.
Los Smiths’ version:
Read more at The Washington Post.
They’re called Banda Red House and they play Led Zeppelin’s The Ocean like a boss — in the bedroom.
No, it’s not Juan Direction. It’s Sangre Azteca playing Uruapan Mexican Son the mariachi and Spanglish-ish version of Get Lucky by Daft Punk. You can hear these guys every Friday on the radio show Despierta Exa 6 to 10 AM, probably in some Mexican time zone, on Exa FM. Their Spanglish is more like Manglish.
Here are the English lyrics so you can follow along:
If it sounds like a Spanish cover of Boney Maroney, it is. From a 1961 alternate universe that looks like Mexican Bandstand, Los Teen Tops keep those Popotitos rockin’. And speaking of Bandstand, do you know the startling story of how the late Dick Clark learned about ska? We’ve got video!