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Genres & Songs: Chicano Rock

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Ritchie ValensLa BambaRitchie Valens was the first Chicano to achieve mainstream music success. His lasting legacy is this Rock & Roll reinterpretation of a traditional song from Veracruz, Mexico.
Sam the Sham and the PharaohsWooly BullyThis inscrutable 60s hit was sung by Tejano (Texas-Mexican) Domingo Samudio, and had nothing to do with Egypt.
El ChicanoViva TiradoOriginally called the VIPs, the band members changed their name to El Chicano to reflect their growing sense of Chicano identity.
Los LobosMas y Mas The Spanish-English mix in this song's lyrics reflects how Los Lobos fluidly combines cultures in its music.

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