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La Bamba [Compilation, Soundtrack]

Various Artists , Carlos Santana , Miles Goodman Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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1. La Bamba
2. Come On, Let's Go
3. Ooh! My Head
4. We Belong Together
5. Framed
6. Donna
7. Lonely Teardrops - Howard Huntsberry
8. Crying, Waiting,Hoping - Marshall Crenshaw
9. Summertime Blues - Brian Setzer
10. Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley
11. Charlena
12. Goodnight My Love

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4.0 out of 5 stars RnR Reverence July 7 2003
Format:Audio CD
Los Lobos got their big break when they were asked to re-record (and mime for the movie) a number of Ritchie Valens' biggest hits for this soundtrack, and the production and performances are nothing short of fantastic.
I give it only 4 stars however, because they are covers, and respect must be paid to those stars who came up with them in the first place. But Marshall Crenshaw, who's presently one of rock's premiere songwriters, ably tackles Buddy Holly's "Crying, Waiting, Hoping", while Brian Setzer (wayyy before swing came back in a big way) seems the natural choice to cover Eddy Cochran's "Summertime Blues".
Weight is lent by having Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" performed by the man himself, but cover versions or not, the ripped-up, crumpled dollar-bills I used to pay for this album way back when was one of the best investments I ever made.
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3.0 out of 5 stars If You Can Find It Cheap --- Buy It! April 1 2010
By From the Musician's Pen TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I actually bought this because I wanted a CD of Richie Valens music but couldn't find one with good sound or at a decent price. Los Lobos do a great job here and I found it cheap so I took a chance. I'm wasn't a fan of the movie, and the soundtrack really does sound dated (1980's)... but it's a pleasurable listen all the way through. This 80's version of 50's music is done with fun, love and respect. I enjoyed Marshall Crenshaw's version of Buddy Holly. The cover of Jackie Wilson is really great.

My complaint with this CD is that it seems to be put together cheaply. It's not a very long CD, there are no liner notes and the sound quality is thin. Hopefully someday, a remastered version with bonus tracks will replace this (in the way that Dirty Dancing has received updated treatments). If you can find it cheap, it's worth it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but.... Jan. 18 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I think this CD is awesome, but there's one thing I was disappointed with, the "La Bamba" song on here isn't the same version from the movie, the one where he performs and at the end of the movie, it's the same rock version, but it is just totally different which disappointed me. Thats why I gave it 4 stars. Anyways, Los Lobos does a great job of singing Ritchie Valens hits like "Donna" and "Come On Lets Go". I also like "Summertime Blues" and "Lonely Teardrops". Brian Setzer and Howard Huntsberry do great performances on those songs. The movie is great too, one of my favorites. Pick this CD up and the movie too.
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By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I don't have the soundtrack of "La Bamba", but I have seen the movie. I was watching VH-1 one day and I saw Los Lobos on TV performing "La Bamba". When I watched "La Bamba", Los Lobos played a Tijuana group playing a different version of "La Bamba". Lou Diamond Phillips and Esai Morales, who played Ritchie Valens and half-brother Bob, took a trip to Tijuana. That's where Los Lobos played their different version of "La Bamba". I like the song "La Bamba". It's my favorite song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST soundtracks ever July 6 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After seeing "La Bamba", I RAN out and bought this one. I've had it for I would guess 6 years and it still is one of my top five. Los Lobos does a miraculous job with all of the Valens songs, and the remakes of the others, including "Summertime Blues", are pure genius. If you love pure rock and roll and sincere ballads, watch the movie, fall in love with it, and then get this!! The only thing I wish was on here is the instrumental in the end of the movie. I LOVE that song, but don't know the name!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars the best ever soundtrack March 8 2000
Format:Audio CD
i remember watching this movie as a kid and listening to my parents vinyl record of this soundtrack. it is such a good c.d and the movie helps make it that. the only down side to the c.d. is that i don't really fancy the song "who do you love" as it doesn't really fit in with the rest. and i to wish that the instrumental at the end of the movie was included. all in all a great party c.d. as well as an good general listening c.d.
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4.0 out of 5 stars FINAL SONG July 28 2002
Format:Audio CD
I'm really into oldies songs even though I'm only 19 that's one reason why I like the soundtrack. I don't know if the people who wanted to know the name of the song at the end of La Bamba check on this or if they found out the name. I just found out after months of searching that the name of the song is "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest soundtrack ever! Oct. 16 1999
By Alex
Format:Audio CD
Ever since I was a little kid, this has been my favorite CD. It is clearly the best soundtrack of all time. Los Lobos does a great job of redoing Ritchie Valens' classic rock songs. Marshall Crenshaw, who plays Buddy Holly, also does a great job with his song. If there is one CD to buy, this is it. Every song is great. Watch the movie also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Maude
4.0 out of 5 stars Sleep Walk?
La Bamba is one of my favourite movies of all time, in the ending they play Sleep Walk by Santo and Johnny and I too was surprised such a beautiful song wasn't included in the... Read more
Published on Feb. 5 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars To Nathan
Great movie/soundtrack. Nathan, you refer to 2 different songs. "Over the Mountain, Across The Sea" by Johnnie and Joe, and "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny. Read more
Published on June 17 2003 by Richard W. Durham
5.0 out of 5 stars GILLSWEET...
The name of the song is "Sleepwalk" by Santo & Johnny. I don't know if you'll even remember that you asked this question but there's the answer.
Published on March 29 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars GILLSWEET...
The name of the song is "Sleepwalk" by Santo & Johnny. I don't know if you'll remember that you ever asked this question but there's your answer.
Published on March 29 2003 by "strongbadroxors"
5.0 out of 5 stars Answer to your Question!
I grew up with the Ritchie Valens album, and the song title everyone is asking about(when the news comes over the radio about his death) is "Bluebirds Over the Mountain", sung by... Read more
Published on March 21 2003
1.0 out of 5 stars la bama rules but...
hey the cd and movie is great but theres a song on the radio when bob is fixing his car and on the radio right before thay annocend that thay were killed thes a song playing that... Read more
Published on Feb. 16 2003 by nathan
5.0 out of 5 stars QUESTION
What is the song that is playing on the radio in memorian for the rock stars after the plane crash, just when Ritchie's mother hears the news? Read more
Published on Oct. 22 2002 by G. Keleher
5.0 out of 5 stars Re: What's the name of that song?
The song's called "Sleepwalk," and I think it's by Santo & Johnny.
Published on Sept. 3 2002
3.0 out of 5 stars Question
What is the name of the music played at the beginning of the movie? During the dream of the plane crash?
Published on June 10 2002
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