To mark this day celebrating Mexican heritage, who better to hear from than these three singers from the 60s?! And remember, kiddies, just like on St. Patrick's Day everybody is Irish, today everyone is Mexican! So, have fun, grab yourself some Coronas, some chips and salsa, crank up the volume and celebrate! Arriba!
Ritchie Valens, La Bamba http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nVHaw-xYKA
You’ve heard this one a million times, but when was the last time you kicked off your shoes and actually danced to it? Go ahead, who cares what the people in the next cubicle think?
Chris Montez and Kathy Young, You’re The One http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thcmChVXyc4
A great slow dance number from Chris (Let’s Dance) and Kathy (A Thousand Stars). Leave your shoes off, grab the mail delivery person, and keep dancing.
Rosie and The Originals, Angel Baby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MXIswyP4pk
This is a later re-record (from 2000 I think but don’t quote me, as they say). You can tell it’s later because she’s not quite in the same range anymore. Who, except Lou Christie (see 13 Dec '07 post on, search "falsetto") is? But she’s still got it, and the addition of Spanish to totally charming.