Los Lobos, Los Angeles’ best band ever, dipped some pixie dust for this Disney music video from 2009. The group is portrayed by the seven dwarves who add new Spanglish lyrics to Heigh ho heigh ho, it’s off to work we go. Snow White, as white as ever, is the center of attention, dancing to the Lobos beat. In the final exciting scene, a somewhat less-white Prince Charming appears and it looks like he got his hair done by Ritchie Valens. YMMV.
Los Lobos? We say they’re the best Los Angeles band ever. Others dismiss them as just another band from East L.A. Either way, here they are in a just-released video, lamenting lost love live at the San Diego House of Blues in When the Circus Comes from the masterful Kiko album.
A fan’s video captures of the magic of New Orlean’s Iguanas’ sassy take on the classic soul tune Got You On My Mind. In this session they sound very Kiko-era Los Lobos, and that’s a good thing. Here’s what video creator Missy Wyatt wrote:
Hailing from New Orleans, where Latin and Caribbean music have a long and glorious history of interaction with R&B, blues and jazz, the Iguanas was formed in 1989 by guitarist/accordionist Rod Hodges and Joe Cabral, who alternates between saxophone and a traditional Mexican stringed instrument known as the bajo sexto… The two also share lead vocal duties… Within a few years, the current longtime lineup that includes bassist Rene Coman and drummer Doug Garrison was assembled.. The Iguanas emerged as one of the most popular bands in one of the world’s most musical cities… Their sound has been described as combining Chicano rock, R&B, Conjunto and various Latin styles into a deep groove…
Our first TGIF music video proudly features “just another band from East LA.” Sometimes homies Los Lobos sound like they are John Cougar Mellencamp’s or Tom Petty’s brothers from another mother. This is one of those times. These all-American stars sing all-American stories. Respect.