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ARTIST
TITLE
Land Of 1000 Dances
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAMPI 048CD VAMPI 048CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2005 release. Cannibal & The Headhunters were born as a 4-piece vocal band in East L.A. and became immortal with their "Land Of 1000 Dances" -- and that glorious "na-nananana" part. The song climbed to every U.S. chart and soon -- when Richard "Scar" Lopez, Bobby "Rabbit" Jaramillo, Joe Jaramillo and Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia (whose nickname was born when he bit another kid during a fight) were 15, 16, 17 and 18 years old- the band was requested to tour with the Motown Revue, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Righteous Brothers and many other bands all across the U.S. They also appeared on a number of television shows such as American Bandstand, Shebang, Hollywood A Go Go, Hullabaloo and Where The Action Is. In this anthology you'll find not only the radio-edited version of that hit single, but also a long-lost unedited version (the one they originally cut) and a live version crediting all their might. Cannibal and the Headhunters' style was molded on the soulful sounds of '60s Motown vocal groups, and their approach was absorbed by many Mexican American groups in East Los Angeles at the time, which shaped this community's own music scene, creating a style of its own known as the East Side Sound. In despite of the fabulous success of "Land of 1000 Dances" Cannibal & The Headhunters were much more than a one-hit-wonder case. These kids hit hard and they recorded their good share of amazing classics. And here is the proof: a complete compilation showing all their might and talents, mixing rock, doo-wop, soul -- all in that East L.A. Chicano style.