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Land of a Thousand Dances: Chicano Rock 'n' Roll from Southern California

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780826347220
Author(s): David Reyes
Format: Paperback
Year: 2009
Edition: Revised edition
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Dimensions: 175 x 201 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 189

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"It's fascinating to read this alternative history of pop music, as "Land of a Thousand Dances" offers a wealth of anecdotes, interviews, and facts that have never been so meticulously documented. The book helps fill one of the biggest gaps in the rock timeline, ensuring that rock 'n' roll's Chicano roots will not be forgotten."—"A. V. Club"
"Authors David] Reyes and Tom] Waldman give a flavorful overview of the ever-changing East L.A. scene. . . . They note that barrio culture, which so richly intertwines American and Mexican traditions, has given rise to groups who move through many different types of music with ease, as well as the type of fans who can appreciate them all."—"Raza Report"
" "Land of a Thousand Dances"] is written with insight and intelligence and I highly recommend it."—Mark Guerro, member of Mark & the Escorts, Tango, and Radio Aztlan
"The first edition of this definitive history of California Chicano rock pioneers, published in 1998, highlighted such early groups as Ritchie Valens, Cannibal & the Headhunters, and Thee Midniters as well as punk leaders the Plugz, culminating with the musically eclectic Los Lobos. In this revised and expanded edition, authors Reyes, a Chicano music historian and archivist, and Waldman Please click here to ask a question
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