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Documentaries, Concerts & Movies


"Tropical Tribute To the Beatles"

     Live concert tribute to The Beatles.  Beatles songs are turned into salsa by some of the greatest salseros and salseras of our time, including Tito Puente and Celia Cruz.  Some of the "Latinized" titles include "Eleanor Rigby," "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Day Tripper," "Fool On the Hill," "And I Love Her," "Lady Madonna," and "Hey Jude."  Tito Puente performs "Let It Be" and Celia Cruz interprets "Ob La Di Ob La Da."  This collection shows that Beatle songs, because of their timeless quality, can be done in virtually any genre and not only succeed, but thrive.  It also demonstrates that Latinos in the U.S. and in Latin-America also love and respect the music of the Beatles.

 

 


"The Complete Ritchie Valens"

     Documentary of the life of Ritchie Valens with interviews with his family, friends, musicians who played with him, Bob Keane of DelFi Records, and others.  It runs 161 minutes and includes a 28 song audio feature and a color booklet. 
 

 


"La Bamba"

     "La Bamba," written and directed by Luis Valdez, is the biographical movie on the life of rock & roll legend and Latin-American icon, Ritchie Valens.  The movie stars Lou Diamond Phillips as Valens and Esai Morales as Ritchie's half brother Bob.  On the DVD's back cover, the movie is further described with the following quote: "Fueled by Valens' hit songs performed by Los Lobos, as well as classic 50s tunes, La Bamba recreated the thrilling early days of rock and pays homage to the enduring legacy of a remarkable talent whose music crossed all borders."
 

 


"Zoot Suit"

     Luis Valdez' successful play "Zoot Suit" was adapted to the screen as a major motion picture.  Available below is the movie adaptation starring Edward James Olmos as the mythical "pachuco."  The story is based on the "zoot suit riots" that rocked Los Angeles in the 1940s.  Henry Reyna and a group of his friends are unjustly convicted and sent to San Quentin.  Lawyers fight the blatantly racially motivated injustice to gain freedom for Henry and his friends.  The play and movie feature four of my dad's (Lalo Guerrero) compositions, "Vamos a Bailar," "Los Chucos Suaves," "Chicas Patas Boogie," and "Marihuana Boogie."
 

 


"La Pastorela"

     Available in VHS only, the classic fantasy movie starring Linda Ronstadt, Freddy Fender, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, and Lalo Guerrero.  The original play is based on a Mexican Christmas tradition that goes with Las Posadas.  "La Pastorela, which features comedy and music, provides great family entertainment.  The film, which aired on PBS, is directed by Luis Valdez.
 

 


Linda Ronstadt
"Canciones de Mi Padre: A Romantic Evening in Old Mexico"

     Linda Ronstadt's concert based on her mega-hit album "Canciones de Mi Padre."  Linda belts out Mariachi classics in Spanish like a native Mexican diva.
 

 


 

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