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So we didn't clean it up. This was the first time they had seen a Latino playing rock 'n' roll. Handsome and charismatic, Valens quickly became the first Latino teen idol. The winter was harsh that year and the tour was disorganized. The buses were not heated adequately, they kept breaking down and getting stuck in the snow. Ritchie Valens hated the cold and was miserable doing the four-state tour. You know, he--I guess he figured he wanted to finish out because they had paid--the audience had already paid their money to see him and he wasn't gonna let them down.
And it cost him his life, so A storm hit and the plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing everyone on board. When we spoke with their founding member Louie Perez in , he explained: "The reason why we got involved in the first place is because we were asked by the Valens family if we would do this. It came from his mom and his sisters who had to give their blessing to the filmmaker and director to make this movie. They said, 'We want Los Lobos to do it. We had a couple of critically acclaimed records, and we had a couple songs that were played on the radio, but no big hit.
So for us it was doing it for them and for the legacy of this young Chicano kid who really pioneered. I mean, how bold was it back then in to take a Mexican song and make it into a rock tune, rock arrangement, and sing it in Spanish?
The "arriba" literally "up" part of the song suggests the nature of the dance, in which the footwork, called "zapateado", is done faster and faster as the music tempo accelerates. According to a article in Life magazine, the song and associated dance were brought "out of the jungle" at Veracruz by American bandleader Everett Hoagland, who introduced it at Ciro's nightclub in Mexico City.
Huesca re-recorded the song for RCA Victor in ,  and the same year the song featured as a production number in the MGM musical film Fiesta , performed by a group called Los Bocheros and with the songwriting credited to Luis Martinez Serrano. The Swedish-American folk singer William Clauson recorded the song in several languages in the early and mid s.
He claimed to have heard the song in Veracruz, and in performance slowed down the tempo to encourage audience participation. The traditional song inspired Ritchie Valens ' rock and roll version "La Bamba" in The song features a simple verse-chorus form. Valens, who was proud of his Mexican heritage, was hesitant at first to merge " La Bamba " with rock and roll but then agreed.
The song ranked No. When the Los Lobos cover of Valens' version peaked at No. In , Valens' version was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Also is included in the Rock n roll Hall of fame's list " songs that shaped rock n roll". The Los Lobos version remained No. It featured Lou Diamond Phillips who played Valens in the film named after the song. In the video, the band performs at a carnival in front of a merry-go-round at night. In between, clips from the movie are shown. While they are performing, the carnival-goers dance near and on stage.
Phillips joins the band for the song's final chorus. At the end of the music video, in the morning, the band is still playing on their acoustic guitars with Phillips present on the empty carnival grounds while janitors clean up around them. His previously recorded but unreleased studio version from was included in a compilation, Very Best of Harry Belafonte , under the title "Bam Bam Bamba.Traditional versions "La Bamba" is a classic example of the son jarocho musical style, which originated in the Mexican state of Veracruz and combines Spanish, indigenous, and African musical elements. The song is typically played on one or two Arpa jarochas (harps) along with guitar relatives the jarana jarocha and the requinto jarocho' Lyrics to the song vary greatly, as performers often.