Category Archives: Latin music

Wild World: Cat Stevens; Jimmy Cliff; Jose Feliciano.

Hello there! This week our blog features a lovely pop song, Wild World. We will first discuss the original by Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam). Next, we will review a cover by Jimmy Cliff, and we will finish with a … Continue reading

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La Bamba: the movie Fiesta; Ritchie Valens; the movie La Bamba; Los Lobos.

Hello there! This is another installment in our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. This week our blog features the first Hispanic rock hit La Bamba. We will first review the traditional Mexican folk song as it appears … Continue reading

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Black Magic Woman: Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green); Santana; Dennis Brown

Hello there! Our song this week is Black Magic Woman. This is a very fine R&B song written by guitarist Peter Green. We will review the original performed by Fleetwood Mac. We will then discuss a cover version by Carlos … Continue reading

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Hotel California: Eagles; Gipsy Kings; SkaDaddyZ

Hello there! Our song this week is Hotel California. This is a rock song by The Eagles that contains one of the all-time great guitar riffs. We will review the original version by the Eagles. We will then discuss cover … Continue reading

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