On the La Bamba - Eddie Cano & His Quintet - Brought Back Live From PJs (Vinyl, Sobel said, Phillips sang and strummed LP the prerecorded Los Lobos music, usually a verse at a time. By shooting scenes from different angles, Phillips did not have to be perfectly in sync for long stretches of a song and the music and film editors could patch numbers together from a series of short bursts.
Sobel said Los Lobos recorded 30 versions to the first verse and middle section of that number, each slightly different in musical phrasing or actual wording.
Seven were finally used in the movie. We made up cue cards for each one and as he sang Album) through each take, I sat below the microphone holding up cue cards. The scene took one nightmarishly long day, Sobel said, and ended late in the evening with Phillips completing his one successful take of the final full-length song version that appears in the film.
So we didn't clean it up. This was the first time they had seen a Latino playing rock 'n' roll. Handsome and charismatic, Valens quickly became the first Latino teen idol. The winter was harsh that year and the tour was disorganized. The buses were not heated adequately, they kept breaking down and getting stuck in the snow. Ritchie Valens hated the cold and was miserable doing the four-state tour.
You know, he--I guess he figured he wanted to finish out because they had paid--the audience had already paid their money to see him and he wasn't gonna let them down.
And it cost him his life, so A storm hit and the plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing everyone on board. For the nine months that Ritchie Valens was in the national spotlight, he helped change the image of the American rock star. At the very least, by turning a traditional Mexican folk song into a rock hit, he cracked open the door for other Latino crossover artists. Inthe successful Hollywood movie called "La Bamba" introduced the song to a new generation worldwide.
And once again, the song made most of us want to get up on our feet and dance. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. NPR Shop. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Nantucket Film Festival: Features Lineup. Share this Rating Title: La Bamba 6. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Ritchie Valens Esai Morales Bob Morales Rosanna DeSoto Rosie Morales Danielle von Zerneck LP Ludwig Joe Pantoliano Bob Keane Rick Dees Ted Quillin Marshall Crenshaw Buddy Holly Howard Huntsberry Jackie Wilson Brian Setzer Eddie Cochran Album) Valdez Lelo Felipe Cantu Curandero Eddie Frias Chino Mike Moroff Mexican Ed Geoffrey Rivas Edit Storyline This is the true story of Ritchie Valens, a young rock and roll singer who tragically died in a plane crash at age Taglines: The electrifying true story of Ritchie Valens.
Edit Did You Know? Trivia Esai Morales coincidentally has the same last name as the real person he portrays, Bob Morales. On the headstock appears the words "Steel Reinforced Neck". This did not appear on Harmony guitars until the s, Album). Quotes Bob Morales : Come on Rosie, take a hit man! Put a little mota in our love life! Crazy Credits Caption starting off the music credits: "We greatfully acknowledge the help and support of the Valenzuela family".
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