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Los Lobos are a multiple Grammy Award–winning American
United States
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 Chicano rock
Chicano rock
Chicano rock is rock music performed by Mexican American groups or music with themes derived from Chicano culture. Chicano Rock, to a great extent, does not refer to any single style or approach. Some of these groups do not sing in Spanish at all, or use many specifically Latin instruments or sounds...

 band from East Los Angeles, California
East Los Angeles, California
East Los Angeles is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States...

. Their music is influenced by rock and roll
Rock and roll
Rock and roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, primarily from a combination of African American blues, country, jazz, and gospel music...

, Tex-Mex
Tejano music
Tejano music or Tex-Mex music is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-American populations of Central and Southern Texas...

, country
Country music
Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...

, folk
Folk music
Folk music is an English term encompassing both traditional folk music and contemporary folk music. The term originated in the 19th century. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted by mouth, as music of the lower classes, and as music with unknown composers....

, R&B, blues
Blues
Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads...

, brown-eyed soul
Brown-eyed soul
Brown-eyed soul is a subgenre of soul music or rhythm and blues created in the United States mainly by Latino in Southern California during the 1960s, continuing through to the early 1980s. The genre of soul music occasionally draws from Latin, and often contains rock music influences...

, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as cumbia
Cumbia
Cumbia is a music genre popular across Latin America. The cumbia originated in the Caribbean coast of Colombia, where it is associated with an eponymous dance and has since spread as far as Mexico and Argentina...

, bolero
Bolero
Bolero is a form of slow-tempo Latin music and its associated dance and song. There are Spanish and Cuban forms which are both significant and which have separate origins.The term is also used for some art music...

s and norteño
Norteño (music)
Norteño , also norteña or conjunto, is a genre of Mexican music. The accordion and the bajo sexto are norteño's most characteristic instruments. The norteño genre is popular in both Mexico and the United States, especially among the Mexican community...

s.

History


The Mexican-American roots-rock group Los Lobos has been performing and releasing records since the second half of 1970s. Los Lobos released an independent LP in 1978 and an EP in 1983. More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album titled Just Another Band from East L.A.
Their first major-label
Record label
In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Most commonly, a record label is the company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing and promotion,...

, critically acclaimed release was 1984's T-Bone Burnett
T-Bone Burnett
Joseph Henry Burnett , widely known as T-Bone Burnett, is an American musician, songwriter, and soundtrack and record producer.He was a guitarist in Bob Dylan's band on the Rolling Thunder Revue...

-produced How Will the Wolf Survive?
How Will the Wolf Survive?
How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was ranked #30 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s...

The film Colors includes "One Time, One Night" in the opening credits although the song was not included on the soundtrack album. In 1986, members of Los Lobos appeared alongside Tomata du Plenty
Tomata du Plenty
David Xavier Harrigan, aka Tomata du Plenty the singer of the late 1970s Los Angeles synthpunk band The Screamers. He was also founder of Seattle's counterculture troupe Ze Whiz Kidz...

 in the punk rock musical Population: 1
Population: 1
Population: 1 is a 1986 punk rock musical film written and directed by Rene Daalder.The film stars Tomata du Plenty of the Screamers as a defense contractor who somehow becomes the sole survivor of a nuclear holocaust. In his solitude, he traces the history of U.S...

. In 1987, they released a second album entitled By the Light of the Moon. In the same year, they recorded some Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter and guitarist....

 covers for the soundtrack to the film La Bamba
La Bamba (film)
La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez. The picture features Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña, Danielle von Zerneck, and Joe Pantoliano...

, including the title track
La Bamba (song)
"La Bamba" is a Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs...

 which became a number one single for the band. In 1988 they followed with another album, titled La Pistola y El Corazón
La Pistola y El Corazón
La Pistola y El Corazón is the 7th album by the Chicano rock group Los Lobos. The mini-album dedicated to Tejano/Mariachi folk music.-Track listing:#La Guacamaya – 2:05#Las Amarillas – 3:04#Si Yo Quisiera – 2:42...

featuring original and traditional Mexican songs.

Originally, they called themselve Los Lobos del Este (de Los Angeles) ["The Wolves of the East (of Los Angeles)"], which was a play on the name of a norteno band called Los Lobos del Norte and the fact that they (Los Lobos del Este) were from east L.A. The name was quickly shortened to Los Lobos.

The band's first noteworthy public appearance occurred in 1980 at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
Los Ángeles is the capital of the province of Biobío, in the commune of the same name, in Region VIII , in the center-south of Chile. It is located between the Laja and Biobío rivers. The population is 123,445 inhabitants...

 when they were hired by David Ferguson
David Ferguson (impresario)
David Ferguson is an international outsider-culture impresario, activist, music producer and concert promoter. Over his career – most of which has been spent on the West Coast—he has worked with musical acts such as The Avengers, John Lydon David Ferguson is an international outsider-culture...

 and CD Presents to open for Public Image Ltd.
Public Image Ltd.
Public Image Ltd are an English post-punk band formed by vocalist John Lydon , guitarist Keith Levene and bassist Jah Wobble, with frequent subsequent personnel changes. Lydon is the sole constant member of the band....

 In the late 1980s and early 1990s the band toured extensively throughout the world, opening for such acts as Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, musician, poet, film director and painter. He has been a major and profoundly influential figure in popular music and culture for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly...

, U2
U2
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono , The Edge , Adam Clayton , and Larry Mullen, Jr. . U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music...

 and the Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock, and for live performances of long...

.

Los Lobos returned with The Neighborhood in 1990, and the creative and wildly experimental Kiko
Kiko (album)
Kiko is the ninth album by the American rock group Los Lobos.-Track listing:All songs written by David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez except where noted.#"Dream In Blue" – 3:34#"Wake Up Dolores" – 2:55#"Angels with Dirty Faces" – 4:02...

(produced by Mitchell Froom
Mitchell Froom
-Career:Froom began his career as a keyboard player in Sonoma County, California. The band Crossfire featured two keyboards players; Mitchell on one side of the stage and brother David on the other with Gary Pihl on guitar...

) in 1992. In 1991, the band contributed a lively cover of "Bertha", a song which they often performed live, to the Grateful Dead tribute/rain forest benefit album Deadicated. In 1994 they also contributed a track, "Down Where the Drunkards Roll", to the Richard Thompson tribute album Beat the Retreat. In 1993, they performeed "Feliz Navidad" on the film Sesame Street Stays Up Late!
Sesame Street Stays Up Late!
Sesame Street Stays Up Late! is a Sesame Street New Year's Eve special with guest appearances of characters from the international versions of Sesame Street.-Plot:...

.

On the band's twenty-year anniversary they released a two-CD collection of singles, out-takes, live recordings and hits entitled Just Another Band from East L.A.

In 1995, Los Lobos released the prestigious and bestselling record Papa's Dream on Music for Little People Records along with veteran guitarist and singer Lalo Guerrero
Lalo Guerrero
Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero , was a Mexican-American guitarist, singer and farm labor activist best known for his strong influence on today's Latin musical artists.-Life Summary:...

. The band also scored the film Desperado
Desperado (film)
Desperado is a 1995 action thriller film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Antonio Banderas as the former mariachi who seeks revenge on the drug lord who killed his lover....

. The album track "Mariachi Suite" won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, and stands as their last Grammy Award to date (the other two Grammy Awards were in the category of Best Mexican-American Performance in 1983 and 1989 for the song Anselma and the album La Pistola y El Corazon).

In 1996 they released Colossal Head. In spite of the fact that the album was critically acclaimed, Warner Brothers decided to drop the band from their roster. Los Lobos spent the next few years on side projects. The band contributed along with Money Mark
Money Mark
Mark Ramos-Nishita aka Money Mark is a producer and musician who has collaborated with the Beastie Boys many times. He also appears on the first Banyan album in 1997 as the "Freeway Keyboardist".-Career:...

to the AIDS
AIDS
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus...

 benefit album Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin
Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin
Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin, the tenth entry in the Red Hot Benefit Series of compilation albums, takes a post-modern look at the contemporary rock en Español scene...

produced by the Red Hot Organization
Red Hot Organization
Red Hot Organization is a not-for-profit, 501 3, international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture.Since its inception in 1989, over 400 artists, producers and directors have contributed to over 15 compilation albums, related television programs and media events to raise...

 performing "Pepe and Irene."

Los Lobos signed to Mammoth Records
Mammoth Records
Founded by Jay Faires in 1989 in Carrboro, North Carolina, Mammoth Records was one of the premiere independent record labels of the 1990s. Its roster featured such diverse talent as Antenna, Blake Babies, Chainsaw Kittens, Dash Rip Rock, Dillon Fence, Far Too Jones, Frente!, Fun-Da-Mental, Fu...

 in 1999, and released This Time. Mammoth also reissued 1977's Del Este de Los Angeles. In 2000, Rhino
Rhino Entertainment
Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label and production company. It is owned by Warner Music Group.-History:Rhino was originally a novelty song and reissue company during the 1970s and 1980s, releasing compilation albums of pop, rock & roll, and rhythm & blues successes...

/Warner Archives released the Cancionero: Mas y Mas boxed set.

In 2002, the band released their Mammoth Records
Mammoth Records
Founded by Jay Faires in 1989 in Carrboro, North Carolina, Mammoth Records was one of the premiere independent record labels of the 1990s. Its roster featured such diverse talent as Antenna, Blake Babies, Chainsaw Kittens, Dash Rip Rock, Dillon Fence, Far Too Jones, Frente!, Fun-Da-Mental, Fu...

 debut, Good Morning Aztlan; they released The Ride in 2004. The Ride featured artists such as Tom Waits
Tom Waits
Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car."...

, Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family's band.-Biography:...

, Bobby Womack
Bobby Womack
Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack is an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s where he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career has spanned more than 40...

 and Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello , born Declan Patrick MacManus, is an English singer-songwriter. He came to prominence as an early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s and later became associated with the punk/New Wave genre. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader...

 covering Los Lobos music along with the band.

Los Lobos released its first full-length live-show DVD Live at¨the Fillmore in 2004. The DVD captures the band's act over a two-day period in July at the famed San Francisco venue.

In September 2006, Los Lobos released The Town and the City
The Town and the City (album)
The Town and the City is a studio album released by the rock band Los Lobos in 2006, to generally positive critical reception.- Track listing :#"The Valley" - 4:33#"Hold On" - 4:30...

(Mammoth Records
Mammoth Records
Founded by Jay Faires in 1989 in Carrboro, North Carolina, Mammoth Records was one of the premiere independent record labels of the 1990s. Its roster featured such diverse talent as Antenna, Blake Babies, Chainsaw Kittens, Dash Rip Rock, Dillon Fence, Far Too Jones, Frente!, Fun-Da-Mental, Fu...

) to much critical acclaim. The album's lyrics deal with Louis Perez's childhood in East Los Angeles
East Los Angeles, California
East Los Angeles is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States...

 while the music portrays complex and original soundscapes reminiscent of their previous release Kiko. Cartoonist Jaime Hernandez
Jaime Hernandez
Jaime Hernandez is the co-creator of the black & white independent comic book Love and Rockets .-Early life:...

 did the artwork for the album. The album is told in the first-person, with each song serving as an episodic step.

In 2007, the group performed the song "Billy 1", Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, musician, poet, film director and painter. He has been a major and profoundly influential figure in popular music and culture for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly...

's cover
Cover version
In popular music, a cover version or cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording of a contemporary or previously recorded, commercially released song or popular song...

 from Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (album)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid is a soundtrack album released by Bob Dylan in 1973 for the Sam Peckinpah film of the same name. Dylan himself appeared in the film as the character "Alias"...

album, recorded in I'm Not There
I'm Not There (soundtrack)
The soundtrack album for the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There was released as a double CD on October 30, 2007. It features only one recording by Dylan himself—his previously unreleased recording of the title song "I'm Not There" recorded during The Basement Tapes' sessions in 1967—plus...

soundtrack
Soundtrack
A soundtrack can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film or TV show; or the physical area of a film that contains the...

. Also in 2007, they accepted an invitation to participate in Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino is a 2007 tribute album by various artists to Fats Domino, issued by Vanguard Records.-History:In contrast to an earlier tribute album, That's Fats: A Tribute to Fats Domino , which mostly contained previously released cover versions, Goin' Home: A Tribute to...

(Vanguard
Vanguard Records
Vanguard Records is a record label set up in 1950 by brothers Maynard and Seymour Solomon in New York. It started as a classical label, but is perhaps best known for its catalogue of recordings by a number of pivotal folk and blues artists from the 1960s; the Bach Guild was a subsidiary...

), contributing their version of Domino's "The Fat Man
The Fat Man (song)
"The Fat Man" is a rhythm and blues song co-written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew and recorded by Fats Domino. It is considered to be one of the first rock and roll records.-History:...

".

In 2009, the group released an album of Disney covers, Los Lobos Goes Disney (Disney Sound/Walt Disney Records). Also in 2009, the group participated in a tribute album to the late Doug Sahm
Doug Sahm
Douglas Wayne Sahm , was an American musician from Texas. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was a child prodigy in country music, but became a significant figure in blues rock and other genres. Today Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tejano music...

, Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm
Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm
Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm is a 2009 tribute album to the late Doug Sahm, released on Vanguard Records.-History and Critical Reaction:Sahm died of a heart attack, in Taos, New Mexico, on November 18, 1999, days after his 58th birthday...

(Vanguard).

In 2010 Cesar Rosas
Cesar Rosas
César Rosas is a singer, songwriter and guitarist for Los Lobos. Rosas also participates in the Latin supergroup Los Super Seven. Perhaps the most recognizable member of Los Lobos, Rosas is known for his trademark black sunglasses and slicked-back, black hair. His singing voice is reminiscent of...

 and David Hidalgo
David Hidalgo
David Hidalgo is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his work with the band Los Lobos. He is also a member of the supergroup Los Super Seven and of the Latin Playboys, a side project band made up of some of the members of Los Lobos...

 were featured artists in the Experience Hendrix Tour. On August 3, 2010 the group released their first album of new material in 4 years, entitled Tin Can Trust, through Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is an entertainment company founded in 2003 that was started by Richard Foos , Bob Emmer and Garson Foos initially as a specialty music label...

, which features two Spanish-language tracks.

Los Lobos is currently touring (2011) and upcoming dates have them sharing the stage with artists like Taj Mahal (musician)
Taj Mahal (musician)
Henry Saint Clair Fredericks , who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American Grammy Award winning blues musician. He incorporates elements of world music into his music...

, Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English guitarist and singer-songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and...

, Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys is a Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas. They play a style of music they call "Texican Rock n' Roll," combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown eyed soul, country, and Tejano....

 and includes dates abroad in Europe and Australia.

Members

  • David Hidalgo
    David Hidalgo
    David Hidalgo is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his work with the band Los Lobos. He is also a member of the supergroup Los Super Seven and of the Latin Playboys, a side project band made up of some of the members of Los Lobos...

     - vocals, guitar, accordion, fiddle, Requinto jarocho
  • Louie Pérez
    Louie Pérez
    Louie Pérez is an American songwriter, percussionist and guitarist for Los Lobos, and Latin Playboys....

     - vocals, guitar, drums, Jarana huasteca
    Jarana huasteca
    The jarana huasteca, jarana de son huasteco or jarana is a string instrument.It is a guitar-like chordophone with 5 strings. It is smaller than the guitarra huapanguera and usually forms part of the trio huasteco ensemble, along with the quinta huapanguera and violin, taking on the role of the...

  • Cesar Rosas
    Cesar Rosas
    César Rosas is a singer, songwriter and guitarist for Los Lobos. Rosas also participates in the Latin supergroup Los Super Seven. Perhaps the most recognizable member of Los Lobos, Rosas is known for his trademark black sunglasses and slicked-back, black hair. His singing voice is reminiscent of...

     - vocals, guitar, Bajo Sexto
    Bajo sexto
    A bajo sexto is a musical instrument with 12 strings in 6 double courses, used in Mexican music. It is used primarily in norteño music of northern Mexico and across the border in the music of south Texas known as "Tex-Mex", "conjunto, or "música mexicana-tejana".A similar instrument with five...

  • Conrad Lozano
    Conrad Lozano
    Conrad Lozano is the bass player for Los Lobos.Conrad uses a Lakland Joe Osborne 4 string Bass and runs it through an Ampeg bass amp. His down-to-earth style and walking bass sound is the driving force of the East Los Angeles band Los Lobos. He also sings backing vocal harmony on most of the Los...

     - vocals, bass, Guitarron
  • Steve Berlin
    Steve Berlin
    Steve Berlin is an American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer, best known as a member of the rock group Los Lobos and, before that, Top Jimmy & The Rhythm Pigs, The Blasters, and The Flesh Eaters...

     - keyboards, horns

Albums

  • Si Se Puede!
    Si Se Puede!
    Si Se Puede! is the 1976 charity album debut of Los Lobos. Proceeds from this album went towards the United Farm Workers of America.-Side one:#De Colores 5:10...

    , 1976
  • Just Another Band From East L.A. (As Los Lobos Del Este De Los Angeles
    Los Lobos Del Este De Los Angeles
    Los Lobos Del Este De Los Angeles is an album by Los Lobos. It was self-released by the band in 1978 and features traditional Tex-Mex songs.-Track listing:#El Canelo #El Pescado Nadador #Sabor a Mi...

    ), 1978 (LP), reissued on CD in 2000
  • ...And a Time to Dance
    ...And a Time to Dance
    ...And a Time to Dance was a 1983 EP by Los Lobos. It was co-produced by T-Bone Burnett and Steve Berlin and was the band's first release on Slash Records. The EP brought the band its first wide acclaim. It was voted best EP of the year in the Village Voices influential Pazz & Jop critics poll...

    , 1983
  • How Will the Wolf Survive?
    How Will the Wolf Survive?
    How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was ranked #30 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s...

    , 1984
  • By the Light of the Moon
    By the Light of the Moon (album)
    By the Light of the Moon is the third album by the American rock group Los Lobos.-Track listing:# One Time One Night – 4:48# Shakin' Shakin' Shakes – 4:13# Is This All There Is? – 4:00# Prenda Del Alma – 3:21# All I Wanted To Do Was Dance – 3:57...

    , 1987
  • La Pistola y El Corazón
    La Pistola y El Corazón
    La Pistola y El Corazón is the 7th album by the Chicano rock group Los Lobos. The mini-album dedicated to Tejano/Mariachi folk music.-Track listing:#La Guacamaya – 2:05#Las Amarillas – 3:04#Si Yo Quisiera – 2:42...

    , 1988
  • The Neighborhood
    The Neighborhood (album)
    The Neighborhood is the eighth album by the American rock group Los Lobos. Released in 1990. Contains contributions from among others Levon Helm and John Hiatt.Peaked at # 103 at the Billboard 200 in September of 1990.- Track listing :...

    , 1990
  • Kiko
    Kiko (album)
    Kiko is the ninth album by the American rock group Los Lobos.-Track listing:All songs written by David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez except where noted.#"Dream In Blue" – 3:34#"Wake Up Dolores" – 2:55#"Angels with Dirty Faces" – 4:02...

    , 1992
  • Music for Papa's Dream, 1995
  • Colossal Head
    Colossal Head
    Colossal Head is an album by American rock band Los Lobos, released in 1996.-Track listing:#"Revolution" - 3:10#"Mas y Mas" - 4:44#"Maricela" - 3:51...

    , 1996
  • This Time, 1999
  • Good Morning Aztlán
    Good Morning Aztlán (album)
    Good Morning Aztlán is the tenth studio album from the American band Los Lobos. It was reissued in 2004 .-Track listing:#Done Gone Blue – 3:50...

    , 2002
  • The Ride, 2004
  • Ride This - The Covers EP
    Ride This - The Covers EP
    -Track listing:#"Jockey Full of Bourbon" - 3:29#"More Than I Can Stand" - 4:08#"Uncomplicated" - 5:12#"Patria" - 5:19#"Shoot Out the Lights" - 4:55...

    , 2004
  • Live at the Fillmore
    Live at the Fillmore (Los Lobos album)
    Live at the Fillmore, is the first live album by American group Los Lobos. It was recorded 29th and 30 July 2004 at The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco...

    , 2005
  • Acoustic En Vivo, 2005
  • The Town and the City
    The Town and the City (album)
    The Town and the City is a studio album released by the rock band Los Lobos in 2006, to generally positive critical reception.- Track listing :#"The Valley" - 4:33#"Hold On" - 4:30...

    , 2006
  • Los Lobos Goes Disney, 2009
  • Tin Can Trust, 2010

Compilations

  • Just Another Band From East L.A. - A Collection
    Just Another Band from East L.A. - A Collection
    Just Another Band from East L.A. – A Collection is a compilation album by Los Lobos released in 1993.-Disc one:#"Volver, Volver" Just Another Band from East L.A. – A Collection is a compilation album by Los Lobos released in 1993.-Disc one:#"Volver, Volver" Just Another Band from East L.A. – A...

    , 1993
  • Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin
    Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin
    Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin, the tenth entry in the Red Hot Benefit Series of compilation albums, takes a post-modern look at the contemporary rock en Español scene...

    , 1998
  • El Cancionero Mas y Mas
    El Cancionero Mas y Mas
    El Cancionero Mas y Mas is a box set by Los Lobos. The set was the subject of an essay by author Nick Hornby in his collection Songbook-Disc 1: 1977 - 1987:# "Guantanamera" - 4:52...

    , 2000 (boxed set)
  • Wolf Tracks - Best of Los Lobos
    Wolf Tracks - Best of Los Lobos
    Wolf Tracks – Best of Los Lobos is a compilation album by Los Lobos.-Track listing:#"Let's Say Goodnight"#"Anselma"#"Don't Worry Baby"#"A Matter Of Time"#"Corrido #1"#"Evangeline"#"Will The Wolf Survive?"#"One Time One Night"...

    , 2006

Soundtrack and compilation appearances

  • Eating Raoul  [Original Soundtrack], 1982 - US 2 tracks: "Diablo Con Vestido" and "How Much Can I Do" Varese Sarabande STV 81164
  • La Bamba [Original Soundtrack], 1987 - US 2x Platinum - "La Bamba", "Come On, Let's Go" and six others
  • Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films
    Stay Awake (album)
    Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films is a 1988 tribute album recorded by various artists performing songs from Disney films...

    , 1988 - "I Wanna Be Like You (The Monkey Song)"
  • Bull Durham
    Bull Durham
    Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy baseball film. It is based upon the minor league experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton and depicts the players and fans of the Durham Bulls, a minor league baseball team in Durham, North Carolina....

    , 1988 - "I Got Loaded"
  • Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume III, 1994 - live performance of "La Bamba" from the 1988 Grammy Awards
  • Desperado: The Soundtrack
    Desperado: The Soundtrack
    The film score to Robert Rodriguez's Desperado is written and performed by the Los Angeles rock bands, Los Lobos and Tito & Tarantula, performing traditional Ranchera and Chicano rock music. Other artists on the soundtrack album include Dire Straits, Link Wray, Latin Playboys, and Carlos Santana...

    , 1995 (primary score composer and performer)
  • The Sopranos: Music from the HBO Original Series, 1999 - "Viking"
  • Live at the World Café - Volume 9
    Live at the World Café - Volume 9
    Live at the World Café: Volume 9 is the ninth volume in an ongoing series of compilation albums showcasing artists that appear on the radio program "World Cafe". "World Cafe" is a two-hour long nationally syndicated music program that originates from WXPN, a non-commercial station on the campus of...

    , 1999 - "This Time"
  • Look at All the Love We Found
    Look at All the Love We Found
    Look at All the Love We Found is a tribute album by various artists dedicated to Sublime, released on June 21, 2005 . The title comes from a lyric in the song "S.T.P." on Sublime's Robbin' the Hood album.-Track listing:...

     (Sublime Tribute Album)
    , 2005 - "Pawn Shop"
  • Nacho Libre
    Nacho Libre
    Nacho Libre is a 2006 comedy film directed by Jared Hess. It is a production of Nickelodeon Movies.The script was written by Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess and Mike White. It was loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta , aka Rev. Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a...

    , 2006 - "Saints Behind The Glass
  • I'm Not There
    I'm Not There (soundtrack)
    The soundtrack album for the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There was released as a double CD on October 30, 2007. It features only one recording by Dylan himself—his previously unreleased recording of the title song "I'm Not There" recorded during The Basement Tapes' sessions in 1967—plus...

    , 2007 - "Billy 1"
  • Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
    Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
    Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino is a 2007 tribute album by various artists to Fats Domino, issued by Vanguard Records.-History:In contrast to an earlier tribute album, That's Fats: A Tribute to Fats Domino , which mostly contained previously released cover versions, Goin' Home: A Tribute to...

    , 2007 - "The Fat Man
    The Fat Man (song)
    "The Fat Man" is a rhythm and blues song co-written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew and recorded by Fats Domino. It is considered to be one of the first rock and roll records.-History:...

    "
  • Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm
    Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm
    Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm is a 2009 tribute album to the late Doug Sahm, released on Vanguard Records.-History and Critical Reaction:Sahm died of a heart attack, in Taos, New Mexico, on November 18, 1999, days after his 58th birthday...

    , 2009 - "It Didn't Even Bring Me Down"
  • El Infierno
    El Infierno
    Hell is a 2010 Mexican black comedy film produced by Bandidos Films, directed by Luis Estrada and following the line of La ley de Herodes; it's a political satire about the drug trafficking in Mexico...

    , 2010 - "Prenda de mi alma"
  • Rango
    Rango (2011 film)
    Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated Western Comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Graham King. In the film, a chameleon named Rango accidentally ends up in the town of Dirt, an outpost that is in desperate need of a new sheriff...

    , 2011 - "Rango Theme Song"

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
Music recording sales certification
Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped or sold a certain number of copies, where the threshold quantity varies by type and by nation or territory .Almost all countries follow variations of the RIAA certification categories,...


(sales threshold)
Album
US
Billboard Hot 100
The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Wednesday...


US AC
US
Alt
US Country
Hot Country Songs
Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.This 60-position chart lists the most popular country music songs, calculated weekly mostly by airplay and occasionally commercial sales...


US
Latin
Hot Latin Songs
Hot Latin Songs is a record chart published by Billboard magazine. It is often recognized as the most important music chart for Spanish language Latin music in the American music market. It was established by the magazine on September 6, 1986 with La Guirnalda by Rocío Dúrcal being the first song...


CAN
Canadian Singles Chart
The Canadian Singles Chart is currently compiled by the U.S.-based music sales tracking company, Nielsen SoundScan . The chart is compiled every Wednesday, and is published by Jam! Canoe on Thursdays....


CAN AC
RPM (magazine)
RPM was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada. The publication was founded by Walt Grealis in February 1964, supported through its existence by record label owner Stan Klees. RPM ceased publication in November 2000.RPM stood for "Records, Promotion,...


1981 "Under the Boardwalk" Non-album songs
"Farmer John"
1983 "Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio" ...and a Time to Dance
1984 "Let's Say Goodnight"
"Don't Worry Baby" How Will the Wolf Survive?
"Will the Wolf Survive
Will the Wolf Survive (song)
"Will the Wolf Survive" is a single by American Chicano rock band Los Lobos. Released in 1984, it was the second single from their album How Will the Wolf Survive? The song reached number 26 on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart and number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100.-Chart performance:-Waylon...

"
78
1987 "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes" By the Light of the Moon
"Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)"
"Come On, Let's Go" 21 La Bamba (soundtrack)
"La Bamba
La Bamba (song)
"La Bamba" is a Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs...

"
1 4 57 1 1 1
  • CAN
    Music Canada
    Music Canada was a Canadian music television miniseries which aired approximately monthly on CBC Television from 1966 to 1967.-Premise:This series featured various special productions of music and dance, from classical to modern styles.-Scheduling:...

    : Platinum
1988 "One Time, One Night" 55 By the Light of the Moon
1990 "Down on the Riverbed" 16 The Neighborhood
1991 "Bertha" 24 Dedicated: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead
1992 "Bella Marie de Mi Alma" 11 Just Another Band from East LA: A Collection
"Reva's House" 24 Kiko
"Kiko and the Lavender Moon"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Featured singles

Year Single Artist Album
2010 "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
"Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" is an American country and pop song recorded by Freddy Fender. It is considered by many to belong to the swamp pop idiom of south Louisiana and southeast Texas that had such a major musical impact on Fender.-Song history:...

"
Rick Trevino
Rick Trevino
Ricardo Treviño, Jr. , known professionally as Rick Trevino, is a Mexican American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Records in 1993, Trevino began his career that year with the release of his debut single, "Just Enough Rope", the first mainstream country music single to feature separate...

Non-album song

See also

  • Desperado Soundtrack
    Desperado: The Soundtrack
    The film score to Robert Rodriguez's Desperado is written and performed by the Los Angeles rock bands, Los Lobos and Tito & Tarantula, performing traditional Ranchera and Chicano rock music. Other artists on the soundtrack album include Dire Straits, Link Wray, Latin Playboys, and Carlos Santana...

  • Los Super Seven
    Los Super Seven
    Los Super Seven is a predominantly Latin American supergroup which debuted in 1998. The group won a Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album in 1999 for its self-titled album. The group's musical style has changed with each incarnation, blending sounds from Tejano, mariachi, Cuban,...

  • Latin Playboys
    Latin Playboys
    Latin Playboys is a musical group comprising David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake, active in the 1990s.-History:The band began with a series of demo recordings made by Hidalgo on a home cassette tape 4-track machine...


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