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Ritchie Valens - La Bamba (original sessions)





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Uploaded on Dec 21, 2009

A sample from recording studio sessions of Ritchie Valens 1958 big hit "La Bamba"; where we can hear some conversation.
This is from "The Lost Tapes" cd.

The first takes were in slower tempo (at 1:42 we can clearly notice it).
At 3:23 begins "take 5" and doesn´t have the famous solo guitar yet.

"La Bamba" is ranked number 345 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" (it´s the only song on the list not sung in English). According to history, this is the lineup:

Buddy Clark: string bass
Carol Kaye: rhythm guitar
Earl Palmer: drums
Ernie Freeman: piano
Rene Hall: Danelectro guitar
Ritchie Valens: vocals, guitar

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