Los Lobos : : Dream in Blue
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Prologue : Cinco de Mayo -- The neighborhood : life and music in East L.A. -- Homeboys : growing up and Garfield -- A beginning : the founding of Los Lobos del Este de Los Angeles -- Recording por la Raza : the making of Si se puede! and Just another band from East L.A. -- Happy hour : going electric at Las Lomas and a baptism of fire at the Olympic -- Wolves of Hollywood : Los Lobos' arrival on the punk scene and at the Whisky -- Arrivals : Steve Berlin, Slash Records, T Bone Burnett, and the Grammys -- Quantum leap : How will the wolf survive? -- Breakdowns : the Graceland session and By the light of the moon -- Numero uno with a bullet : La Bamba -- Rooted and rocked : La pistola y el corazon and The neighborhood -- Let's try this : Kiko, Latin Playboys, and Colossal head -- Side tracks : Papa's dream, Soul disguise, Houndog, Dose -- In the mouse's house : Disney, Hollywood records, This time, and Good morning Aztlán -- Homecomings : The ride, The town and the city, Tin can trust -- Epilogue : 40 : back at the Whisky.
They lept into the national spotlight in 1987, with their cover of "La Bamba," and across four decades Los Lobos (Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, and Steve Berlin) have ranged through virtually the entire breadth of American vernacular music. Morris traces the entire arc of the band's career, drawing on new interviews with Los Lobos members and their principal collaborators. He describes the creation of every album, while celebrating the band's expansive reach and creative experimentalism.
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