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-1287
|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|