The surf guitar cowboy classic Ghost Riders in the Sky/Jinetes en el Cielo lives to ride again in this new version by Los Baby’s.
For weird Mexican surf music, try the Mexican Weirdoh’s Surf Band
They’re weird. They’re Mexican. They play surf music. That’s why they named the band the Mexican Weirdoh’s Surf Band.
Guitarist Luis Caballero: ‘Cucurrucucú Paloma (Call of the Dove)’ [video]
The Mexican pop tune Cucurrucucú Paloma has been on and off the charts since the mid 1950s, usually as a vocal number. This new music video, from guitarist Luis Caballero and friends, re-imagines the love story as a sweet instrumental.
Europe’s most popular ‘surf guitar’ tune: ‘Mexican Bodega’ (video)
Swedish composer Lennart Clerwell (photo) wrote Mexican Bodega, a perfectly lovely “surf guitar” instrumental ballad that seems to have been covered by every middle-aged Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish and German guitarist on YouTube.
It’s a sweet tune, as Tibor Slamovits shows in this video. We don’t know how or why the composition got its name — in Mexico a “bodega” is a warehouse, not a tiendita or “little shop” — but if this song reminds you of a bodega near you, go there now and buy or store some stuff.
Puro Pinche Oldie: Brown Brothers of Soul’s ‘Ese Cholo’ (video)
This groovy instrumental featuring a Hammond organ, very much in the late 1960s early 1970s Green Onions and Shotgun groove, is from the The Brown Brothers of Soul. It’s called Ese Cholo.
Mas…Puro Pinche Oldie: Brown Brothers of Soul’s ‘Ese Cholo’ (video)
Colombia space aliens sing, do special propeller beanie dance (video)
Monareta, a band made up of dancing aliens from outer space, has the best spinning propeller nerd beanies in all of Colombia. This is their video, Llama. That’s all we know for sure. If you have any additional information, please contact the appropriate authorities in your jurisdiction. And dance!
Espace age bachelor Esquivel’s ‘Mucha Muchacha’ (music video)
Tap your tootsies, snap your fingers and enjoy a cerveza with one of espace age bachelor pad musical maestro Juan Garcia Esquivel’s greatest hits: Mucha Muchacha. And whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you?
Juan García Esquivel (January 20, 1918 – January 3, 2002) often simply known as Esquivel!, was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films. He is recognized today as one of the foremost exponents of a sophisticated style of largely instrumental music that combines elements of lounge music and jazz with Latin flavors. Esquivel is sometimes called “The King of Space Age Pop” and “The Busby Berkeley of Cocktail Music.” Esquivel is considered one of the foremost exponents of a style of late 1950s-early 1960s quirky instrumental pop that became known (in retrospect) as “Space Age Bachelor Pad Music”.
Surf rockers Los Tiki Phantoms: ‘Papá, soy una zombi’ (music video)
Spanish surf rock band Los Tiki Phantoms plays the soundtrack for a spooky CGI-animated chica who wakes up and discovers her true nature — she’s a zombie. Musical bonus: surf theremin!
Lost Acapulco: ‘Miradas De Amor’ (old-school long board surf music)
Hang ten, pochos, with this super mellow old-school surf guitar instrumental from Lost Acapulco, the Mexico City surf, garage and punk band.