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Lalo Guerrero

voc, perc, 1916-2005 US, Tucson, Arizona
Singer / Musician of Latin
A.k.a. Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero

Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero (December 24, 1916 – March 17, 2005) was a Mexican-American guitarist, singer and farm labor activist best known for his strong influence on today's Latin musical artists. Guerrero was born in Tucson, Arizona, one of 21 siblings (although only nine survived). His father worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Guerrero left his hometown to pursue his dream in music. He says that he gives his mother all the credit for his musical talent, and Guerrero said she taught him to "embrace the spirit of being Chicano". Guerrero, in time exceeded even his wildest dreams as a musician, writer and performer for more than six decades, gaining worldwide recognition as the father of "Chicano Music". His first group, Los Carlistas (the trio included Chole Salaz and Joe Salaz), represented Arizona at the 1939 New York World's Fair, and performed on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour on radio. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1940s, and had a few uncredited roles in movies, including "Boots and Saddles" and "His Kind of Woman". He recorded for Imperial Records and fronted the Trio Imperial. He also formed his own orchestra and toured throughout the Southwest. He performed at the La Bamba club in Hollywood, a place frequented by the biggest stars in the movie business. In the 1960s, he bought a night club in Los Angeles and renamed it "Lalo's". In the 1940s he became a friend of the Ronstadt family of Arizona, in particular Gilbert Ronstadt, father of popular vocalist Linda Ronstadt. Linda recalls childhood memories of Guerrero serenading her. At his funeral, Linda sang a traditional Mexican song in tribute.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Latin
  • Children's Music
  • Rock
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Marihuana Boogie on Chica Patas Boogie by Lalo Guerrero
Los Chucos Suaves on Los Chucos Suaves / Tequila by Lalo Guerrero
Tequila on Los Chucos Suaves / Tequila by Lalo Guerrero
Chica Patas Boogie on Chica Patas Boogie by Lalo Guerrero
Nunca jamás (bolero) on Dos palabras más by Los Panchos
Vamos a Bailar on Vamos a Bailar-Otra Vez! With Lalo Guerrero by Lalo Guerrero
Cancion mexicana on Cancion mexicana by Lucha Reyes
Las Ardillitas En La Escuela on Lalo Guerrero Y Sus Ardillitas by Lalo Guerrero
El Chicano on El Chicano Inolvidable by Lalo Guerrero
Narration 1 on Papa's Dream by Los Lobos

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Los Chucos Suaves / TequilaLalo Guerrero2013Single
Career Suicide The Skip Heller Anthology: 1994 - 2001Skip Heller featuring Joey Altruda, Big Sandy, D.J. Bonebrake, Uri Caine, Robert Drasnin, Doug Fieger, Lalo Guerrero, Katy Moffatt2002Compil.
Vamos a Bailar - Otra Vez!Lalo Guerrero1999Album
Los IlegalesLalo Guerrero1977Single
Oigo Una BandaLalo Guerrero1976Single
Feliz NavidadLalo Guerrero, Las Ardillitas De Lalo Guerrero1974Single
Las Pantime DiasLalo Guerrero1971Single
Pancho Claus / The BurritoLalo Guerrero1969Single
El Burro NortenoLalo Guerrero1968Album
Que Vuelvan Los BracerosLalo Guerrero1967Album
La Pollera Rota / El Camino Del AmorLalo Guerrero1965Single
El Twist De Luis / Panfilo Baila TwistLalo Guerrero1961Single
Pancho Lopez / I'll Never Let You GoLalo Guerrero1955Album
Dime Quien Te Dijo / TúLalo Guerrero1955Single
My Rosita From TexasLalo Guerrero1955Album
Senor SuenoLalo Guerrero1955Single
La Mini Falda De ReynaldaLalo GuerreroAlbum
Homenaje A Roberto Kennedy / EsposaLalo GuerreroSingle
Elvis PerezLalo GuerreroSingle
Christmas SongsLalo GuerreroSingle
Pobre Corazon / CantineandoLalo GuerreroAlbum
Take Me Out To The BullfightLalo GuerreroSingle
Los ResbalonesLalo GuerreroAlbum
Corrido De El Zarco / Solo, Muy SoloLalo GuerreroSingle
Gringo (Ringo) / One Tamale (Hello Dolly)Lalo GuerreroSingle
Tequila / Ranchero RockLalo GuerreroSingle
La Celosa y El CelosoLalo GuerreroAlbum
GemaLalo GuerreroSingle
Miguel A Veces Jemia / Ojo Por OjoLalo GuerreroSingle
La Tamalada / Contestacion A Prieta LindaLalo GuerreroAlbum
Nunca JamasLalo GuerreroSingle
Pancho Claus / LolaLalo GuerreroSingle
Las Ardillitas En Navidad / Panfilo En Orbita / Si Hay Santa Claus / Las PosadasLalo GuerreroSingle
Mickey Mouse Mambo / Tacos For TwoLalo GuerreroSingle
Pancho Lopez / Do You Believe (In Reincarnation)Lalo GuerreroSingle
Elvis Perez / LolaLalo GuerreroSingle
Do You Believe (In Reincarnation) / Adios To Mexico CityLalo Guerrero / Don Ralke OrchestraSingle
Pancho Claus / Pound DogLalo GuerreroSingle
Por Querer A Una Mujer / Muchos BesosLalo Guerrero Con El Mariachi Reyes De ChapalaSingle
El Burro Norteño / Idolo de OroLalo Guerrero Con El Mariachi Los CamperosSingle
Mickey Mouse Mambo / Tacos For TwoLalo GuerreroAlbum
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