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Ritchie Valens — La Bamba
Album: Very Best Of
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 218









Released: 1958
Length: 2:06
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia pa(ra) mi pa(ra) ti

Arriba y arriba
Y arriba y arriba, por ti sere
Por ti sere
Por ti sere

Yo no soy marinero
Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan
Soy capitan
Soy capitan

Ba-ba-bamba
Ba-ba-bamba
Ba-ba-bamba
Ba

Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia pa(ra) mi pa(ra) ti
Arriba, arriba

R-r-r-r-r, haha!

Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia pa(ra) mi pa(ra) ti

Arriba y arriba
Y arriba y arriba, por ti sere
Por ti sere
Por ti sere

Ba-ba-bamba
Ba-ba-bamba
Ba-ba-bamba
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Sorry Ritchie, this
is "mero mero"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zRIHqlycss 
 stunix wrote:

 just because it makes you dance?   
I'm glad some people are more discerning of this old sailors ditty, catchy though it is.

 
man you gotta get out more often, music was invented to make people dance
 stunix wrote:

You're rather free with those ratings, and just because it makes you dance?   
I'm glad some people are more discerning of this old sailors ditty, catchy though it is.

For the good of the group I'm going to average this out with a big fat zero ..... ok, a one then.

 
haha....ur funny stunix.....if it makes me dance it gets a 10 yes I am discerning...my rating system is different to yours.  {#Tongue-out}
Yes!
 

4merdj wrote:
Icon of a style and era ...

 


 Jannne wrote:
 10.  What the hec, I love it!!!!!  Makes me dance....ariba ariba  {#Bananasplit}!!!!!!!
                                  {#Bananasplit}

 
You're rather free with those ratings, and just because it makes you dance?   
I'm glad some people are more discerning of this old sailors ditty, catchy though it is.

For the good of the group I'm going to average this out with a big fat zero ..... ok, a one then.
 10.  What the hec, I love it!!!!!  Makes me dance....ariba ariba  {#Bananasplit}!!!!!!!
                                  {#Bananasplit}
 gjr wrote:

i give you 5 really good reasons:

hendrix - all along the watchtower
marvin - grapevine
beatles - twist and shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah
aretha - respect 

 

 
I can think of many reasons to like a cover.  One of my faves is Superman by REM, and I STILL have never heard the original.  The difference is Buddy Holly's songs were MAJOR hits.  And these sound zactly the same!!  (context: today this comes right after a Los Lobos cover of Buddy Holly and I am of course referring to their cover of this tune)
Amazing that this hit the RP playlist so recently.
 gjr wrote:

i give you 5 really good reasons:

hendrix - all along the watchtower
marvin - grapevine
beatles - twist and shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah
aretha - respect 

 

 
"Those are good reasons" -Charlie Brown
 rdo wrote:


This is the first I have heard it here.  I have heard the Los Lobos version many times here.  I suppose if you compared the two versions, one could prefer one to the other (I cannot tell the difference, except subtle).  In my opinion, in a case like this, the Los Lobos version would never get played.  I firmly believe the original should always be preferred to covers unless there is some really good reason.

 
i give you 5 really good reasons:

hendrix - all along the watchtower
marvin - grapevine
beatles - twist and shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah
aretha - respect 

 
great comment
brief and right to the point!
couldn't agree more

I would just add {#Bananasplit}
but then again... that's just me

maxmox wrote:
{#Bananajumprope}     {#Dancingbanana}

 


One of the firsts songs I ever remember..l  always kept thinking about how to get to the sky with a big ladder and a small one ? kiddis things,,, 
 
{#Bananajumprope}     {#Dancingbanana}
 JrzyTmata wrote:
is this really the first play? what took so long?
 

This is the first I have heard it here.  I have heard the Los Lobos version many times here.  I suppose if you compared the two versions, one could prefer one to the other (I cannot tell the difference, except subtle).  In my opinion, in a case like this, the Los Lobos version would never get played.  I firmly believe the original should always be preferred to covers unless there is some really good reason.
is this really the first play? what took so long?
Icon of a style and era ...