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Radio 55, side A, track 5: “La Bamba” by Los Lobos, #25 on The Top 90 of the ’80s

Los Lobos - La BambaOh, Los Lobos, yeah!!!  Not only is this a great song, but it also has a special place in my heart because this was one of the songs on the very first tape I recorded off the radio!  Which means that it was also one of the very first songs I blogged about way back in 2011.  Which was around the time that my wife and I decided that we were both totally in love with Lou Diamond Phillips.  Actually, it was a few years before that when for whatever damn reason we were watching “I’m A Celebrity. . .Get Me Out Of Here!”, of which I believe LDP actually won the whole thing, and we were of course nostalgic because of how awesome he was in the “Young Guns” movies, but also because he was as classy as one can be on a really horrible celebrity reality show set in a jungle and including Patti Blagojevich, Stephen and Daniel Baldwin, Spencer Pratt, and Sanjaya Malakar.  It’s the trashiest TV I think I’ve ever watched.

But anyway, point being, LDP became our not-so-secret crush and we were lucky enough to find him getting a bit of a career revival after his stint on that show.  We watched him on “Stargate Universe” (which wasn’t very good) and we watched him on “Longmire” (which was so amazingly good) and we are always overjoyed when he pops up on random TV shows like “The Soup” and “Another Period”.  We watch way too much TV, Los Lobos.  But any time LDP’s involved, it’s required viewing.  Thanks for giving me an excuse to gush about The Diamond, Los Lobos.  Time to go track down “Wolf Lake”.

“La Bamba”

Para bailar la bamba

Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia

Una poca de gracia pa’ mí pa’ ti
Y arriba y arriba

Ay arriba y arriba
Por ti seré, por ti seré, por ti seré

Yo no soy marinero

Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán
Soy capitán, soy capitán

Bamba, bamba

Bamba, bamba

Bamba, bamba

Bamba

Para bailar la bamba

Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia

Una poca de gracia pa’ mí pa’ ti
Ay y arriba y arriba

<awesome Los Lobos jam>

Para bailar la bamba

Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia

Una poca de gracia pa’ mí pa’ ti
Y arriba y arriba

Ay arriba y arriba
Por ti seré, por ti seré, por ti seré

Bamba, bamba

Bamba, bamba

Bamba, bamba

Bamba, bamba

<awesome Los Lobos jam>

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