Valens, Ritchie: Ritchie Valens (Vinyl LP)

Valens, Ritchie: Ritchie Valens (Vinyl LP)

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Includes 4 bonus tracks! During the course of his brief life, the legendary Ritchie Valens fused numerous musical genres together to form his own remarkable style. He left a lasting impact on rock & roll with his classic rocker La Bamba - a highenergy reworking of an old Mexican wedding song that Valens learned from his cousin. Ritchie put a rock & roll spin on this spirited folk tune, juicing it up with garage-rock riffing and a raw, enthusiastic solo. In essence, he invented Latino rock with this two-minute rock & roll classic. It's driving simplicity foreshadowed garage-rock, frat-rock and punk-rock. Ironically, La Bamba was the B-side of Donna, a dedication to Valens' girlfriend that rose to number 2 on Billboard's singles chart. La Bamba also charted, but only climbed as high as number 22. This double-sided smash marks one of the greatest rock & roll singles of the Fifties. That S My Little Suzie, In a Turkish Town, Come on Let S Go, Donna, Bony-Moronie, Ooh My Head, Cry Cry Cry, Hurry Up, La Bamba, Bluebirds Over the Mountain, Hi-Tone, Framed, We Belong Together, Dooby-Dooby-Wah, Little Girl, Rock Little Darling (Demo)