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La Bamba, Son Veracruzano song title page

La Bamba was a Latin and African folk and wedding song, with varying lyrics. The song was recorded in 1939 by El Jarocho. A 1947 movie, Fiesta, featured the song. In 1959, Ritchie Valens made the song a top 20 hit. Many others covered the song, including Los Lobos, whose number one version was a movie title song. Weird Al Yankovic did a spoof called Lasagna.

La Bamba, Son Veracruzano popular Tune Timeline

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  1 La Bamba - Son Veracruzano   1939  
  El Jarocho  
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  2 La Bamba   1944  
  Hermanos Huesca  
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  3 La Bamba   1946  
  Los Tres Vaqueros  

  4 La Bamba   1946  
  MGM Studio Chorus & Orchestra  

  5 La Bamba   1947  
  Bill Gale And His Globetrotters  

  6 La Bamba De Vera Cruz   1947  
  Ethel Smith And The Bando Carioca  

  7 La Bamba   1949  
  Manuel S. Acuna And His Orchestra  

  8 La Bamba 16   Jan 1959  
  Ritchie Valens  
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  9 La Bamba   Sep 1960  
  The Carlos Brothers  

  10 La Bamba   Jul 1962  
  The Tokens  
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  11 La Bamba   Jul 1966  
  Trini Lopez  
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  12 La Bamba 20 1   Aug 1987  
  Los Lobos  
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  13 Lasagna   Jun 1988  
  Weird Al Yankovic  
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  More information on the long history of La Bamba:
La Bamba explained, the music of Veracruz
La Bamba And Its African Roots

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