Ritchie Valens ‎– La Bamba ’87 (US 12″)

Still Partying !?!

Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes to give him his full name had posthumous success with “La Bamba” (originally a hit in 1958 and resuscitated by Los Lobos in 1987 off the film of the same name.)

So apart from the vocals this was a completely re-recorded version that was put out at a similar time to Los Lobos’s effort by one of the films producers, Paul Politi. When I saw the ’87 tagged on the end I feared it might be a dreadful House remake but it isn’t, quite a faithful update with even more horns, arranged by Lon Norman, an American jazz trombonist. Taavi Mote and Bob Keane are responsible for the 4 remixes.




Del-Fi Records ‎– DF-1287labam

A1 La Bamba ’87 (Long Version) 5:14
A2 La Bamba ’87 (Una Vez Mas) 3:20
B1 La Bamba ’87 (Latino Power Mix) 4:29
B2 La Bamba ’87 (Hi Tone Rock-Box Mix) 4:39

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