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TITLE
Esos Fueron Los Dias
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
CSM 279CD CSM 279CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/8/2014

Yet another set of terrific Spanish-language covers of British and American hits from Mexico's great rock 'n' roll group, Los Rockin Devil's, this one recorded in 1969 and occasionally featuring a female guest vocalist, Blanquita Estrada. It starts with a version of the song "Those Were the Days (Esos Fueron los Días)" as recorded by Mary Hopkin, which had recently been Apple Records' first big hit. Unlike the Mary Hopkin version, it is devoid of balalaika and has a more straightforward (dare we say) rock sound. The second track is a spirited take on the funky soul number "People Sure Act Funny (When They Get a Little Money)" which is here amusingly titled "La Chica Gorda" and sounds like a lost Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels cut. The album goes on to tackle "Hello, I Love You (Halo Qué Tal)," "Sky Pilots (Pilotos)," "Hush (Murmullo)," "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da," "Tell Mama (Me Llamas)," "Chain of Fools (Cadena de Tantos)," and more. It's a groovy album that is wonderfully executed but just gritty enough to keep things interesting!