La Bamba

Song composer(s)

Traditional

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Single : Richie Valens (1959)
Del-Fi Record Hop : Various Artists (Richie Valens) (1959)
In Concert at Pacoima Jr. High : Ritchie Valens (1961)
A Barrel Of Oldies : Various Artists (Richie Valens) (1961)
Treasure Tunes from the Vault (as Advertised on WLS) : Various Artists (Richie Valens) (1962)
Meet the Swagmen : Swagmen (1962)
Twist to Radio KRLA : Bob Keene Orchestra (1962)
Ritchie Valens Memorial Album : Ritchie Valens (1963)
Very Best Of The Oldies : Various Artists (Richie Valens) (1963)
In San Francisco : Joan Baez (1964)
Astounding 12 string Guitar : Glen Campbell (1964)
At The Whisky Go-Go : Johnny Rivers (1964)
Ev'rythings Coming Up Dusty : Dusty Springfield (1965)
The Ventures A Go-Go : The Ventures (1965)
Play Bass [Volume 4] : The Ventures (1965)
Golden Hits : Johnny Rivers (1966)
The Feel of Neil Diamond [Solitary Man] : Neil Diamond (1966)
Running Strong : The Ventures (1966)
Trini Lopez (1966)
The Versatile Ventures : The Ventures (1967)
Rock Reflections : Crickets (1971)
Greatest Folksingers of 60s : Various Artists (Jose Feliciano) (1972)
Legendary Masters : The Ventures (1974)
Live On Stage : New Riders Of The Purple Sage (1975)
The History of Ritchie Valens : Ritchie Valens (1981)
The Best of Ritchie Valens : Ritchie Valens (1981)
Greatest Hits : Mongo Santamaria (1983)
La Bamba Soundtrack : Various Artists (Los Lobos) (1987)
Los Lobos (1987)
Grandes Exitos de el Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan : Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan (1987)
Best Of La Bamba : Various Artists (10 versions of La Bamba) (1988)
Sones Jaroches : Los Pregoneros del Puerto (1990)
Best Of Richie Valens (1992)
Just Another Band From East LA : Los Lobos (1993)
Hippy Hippy Shake - Chan Romero (1995)
Return Concert - Live At Trump's Castle : Connie Francis (1996)

Notes

Lead vocals - Garcia.

Based on a traditional Mexican folk song or wedding song. Often credited to Richie Valens. Should perhaps be Traditional arr. Valens.

Originally released as the B side of Richie Valens single 'Donna'.

Bob Dylan has said that he based "Like a Rolling Stone" on "La Bamba"