ARTIST: Los Lobos
TITLE: …And a Time to Dance
YEAR RELEASED: 1983
CHART ACTION: None
SINGLES: Let’s Say Goodnight
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Come On Let’s Go is on this EP.
LINEUP: David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Louie Perez, Conrad Lozano
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: An EP snapshot of the East LA Mexican-rock fusion band.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Call this a teaser for their career. This has a great cover, traditional songs, and blues rock influenced originals, plus a Ritchie Valens cover of “Come On, Let’s Go”.
It’s only seven songs, but it’s a great seven songs and well worth having in your collection, especially if you like Los Lobos diversity. The next year they’d release their first full-length rock / Mexican fusion album.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: They had two albums out there before. One was a charity release for the United Farm Workers featuring them recording with friends. The other isn’t streaming; it’s a 1978 recording of traditional songs.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: A–: Every kind of everything from Los Lobos is here. It’s a Los Lobos platter platter!