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Spanish Language and Culture – GNED1026-14S-30009
Professor Susy Stewart
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Latin Music USA, the Chicago Wave, which is talking about American music, such as Latin sounds with jazz, rock, country, rhythm and blues. From Ritchie Valens and Freddy Fender to Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, and Selena, a new generation of Mexican Americans raised.
In Los Angeles, the son of a factory work, Ritchie Valens into in the national spotlight, and became the first Mexican-American rock and roll star in 1958 when he was 17 years old. Valens had been unknown until a young record producer who is Bob Keane. He heard him sounds at a local movie house, and then invited him to his Hollywood studio. Gil Rocha is Valens’s band mate; he said that Valens was so excited when he got to record. After three months, Valens told Bob that he wants him to meet his mother. Valens took Bob to a house, which has only couple sleeping bags. Then he told to Bob that the one thing I want to do is I want to buy a house to my mother. Later in summer, La bamba made Valens became to the super star in Chicago. Once after a performance, a small plane carried him, but unfortunately, he met a snowstorm and died on February 3rd, 1959.
After six years, a handful of Mexican-American bands were popular. Mexican-Americans' music played an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage. Little Joe was one of the most popular bands who are playing the Tuxedos and R&B sounds. Little Joe began in the 1960s in northern California. Little Joe had heard big band music over the radio broadcast from the ballrooms, which helped him to expand his performance. The VIP’s band renamed to El Chicano Revolucion, the Little Joe band renamed to Little Joe El familia. Moreover, Little Joe recorded a song, which became an anthem for the farmworkers movement. The song is about