Summer Song of the Day #7: Ritchie Valens- La Bamba
Yes, I know. Yesterday a song which was song of the day before, and today again. But this time I want to focus a bit more on the cover by Los Lobos.
In 1987 a movie with the same name, La Bamba, appeared in the cinemas. Los Lobos made a song for the soundtrack, and this was a cover of Ritchie Valens’ song.
However, Ritchie Valens wasn’t the first artist to sing the song. Although he wasn’t the first to sing it, he was the first to put it on a record. Originally, it was a folk song, so only sung by the ‘normal’ people.
Number 7: Ritchie Valens- La Bamba
Posted on July 14, 2013, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged cover, FlinterFiles Song Archive, folk song, la bamba, los lobos, Music, number 7, ritchie valens, song, soundtrack, summer, summer song of the day top 20. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.