by Ritchie Valens
There is a distinct Latin feel to Ritchie Valens's rendition of "La Bamba." In addition to singing the song in Spanish, he builds the song on a Chicano beat and laces the instrumental with mariachi...
"La Bamba" is a traditional folk song from Veracruz, a region in southeastern Mexico that stretches along the Gulf of Mexico. Like many folk songs, its origins and full meaning are obscure.The unce...