Includes the Singles "Donna," "La Bamba," "Come On,
Let's Go," and More!
Ritchie Valens was born Richard Steven Valenzuela on May 13, 1941 in the San
Fernando Valley town of Pacoima, California. A self-taught musician, Ritchie
joined his first group by the age of 16, was a hit recording artist by 17, and,
tragically, dead in a plane crash before his 18th birthday. A pioneer in the
world of Chicano rock, Ritchie was an influence to the likes of Carlos Santana
and Los Lobos.
Released just a month after "The Day The Music Died" - when Ritchie, Buddy
Holly, and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Iowa - Ritchie Valens
includes the legendary singles "Donna," "La Bamba," and "Come On, Let's Go,"
along with nine other early rock'n'roll classics. One of the most important
musicians of the 20th century, and quite likely the most important
Mexican-American recording artist of all-time, this LP is Ritchie Valens' legacy
boiled down to ~30 minutes of pure rock'n'roll.
• Vinyl LP
1. La Bamba
2. Bluebirds Over the Mountain
3. Stay Beside Me
4. Big Baby Blues
5. Cry, Cry, Cry
6. Ritchie Blues
7. Now You're Gone
8. Hurry Up!
9. Paddy Wack Song
1. Come On Let's Go
2. Ooh! My Head
4. Fast Freight
5. Little Girl
6. My Darlin' is Gone
7. We Belong Together
8. That's My Little Susie
9. Rockin' All Night