Los Lobos – Llegó Navidad

Labels:Rhino Records
Number of Tracks:12
Total Time:00:40:29
From the Album:Llegó Navidad
Available Date & Time: Oct 22 2019 06:00:00 EDT






Track 6: ¿Dónde Está Santa Claus? (Classic Christmas Song)

Track 10: Christmas And You (New Los Lobos Original)


East L.A. Icons Record Eclectic Mix Of  Christmas Songs

From North, Central And South America


Crystal Ann Lea

M:M Music




Rich Mahan

Rich Mahan Promotions



Rising up out of East L.A. comes the first ever holiday album from Los Lobos. The Grammy®-winning group researched nearly 150 Christmas-related songs from across North, Central and South America for the collections, eventually narrowing the list down to the songs they wanted to reinvent in their own inimitable style. They even wrote their own holiday original “Christmas And You,” especially for the album. 

David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin open the album with “La Rama” (the branch). This lively song is in the regional folk style known as son jarocho, which is popular in the Veracruz region of Mexico. La Rama is also the name of the traditional Mexican holiday custom where the community adorns branches from a tree and displays it in a nightly procession through the neighborhood.

Another album highlight “La Murga de Panamá” was originally recorded in 1971 by the legendary salsa duo of Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe. And though “La Murga” is actually the name for a group that assembles to dance, sing, and play music during another South American holiday – Carnival – the spirit of the song is no less infectious at Christmastime.

Los Lobos transform the 1958 novelty song “Dónde Está Santa Claus” (Where is Santa Claus) into a “lowrider oldie” with a head-nodding groove powered by Hidalgo’s guitar and Berlin’s vibraphone. Rosas delivers an impeccable lead vocal on “Regalo de Reyes” (meaning Gift of Kings), a song made famous by Javier Solís, Mexican actor and singer of boleros and rancheras. Naturally, the collection also includes the band’s take on Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad.”

The album’s new original “Christmas And You,” was written by Hidalgo and Pérez. Hidalgo’s vocals are sweet and soulful. Berlin layers in piano along with some Omnichord, Rosas provides electric guitar, and Lozano adds upright bass to create what is sure to become a modern classic. 

Track Listing

  1. “La Rama”
  2. “Reluciente Sol”
  3. “It’s Christmas Time In Texas”
  4. “Amarga Navidad”
  5. “Arbolito De Navidad”
  6. “¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?”
  7. “Llegó Navidad”
  8. “Las Mañanitas”
  9. “La Murga”
  10. “Christmas And You”
  11. “Regalo De Reyes”
  12. “Feliz Navidad”

Tour Dates

Nov     7 – Toledo, OH – Stranahan Theater
           8 – St Louis, MO – The Sheldon
           9 – Bartlett, TN – Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center
          14 – Hopewell, VA – The Beacon Theatre
          16 – Owings Mills, MD – The Gordon Center for Performing Arts
          17 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27

Dec     8 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
           9 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
          10 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
          12 – Washington, DC – City Winery
          13 – Washington, DC – City Winery
          14 – New York, NY – The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
          15 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
          16 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
          18 – Boston, MA – City Winery
          19 – Boston, MA – City Winery
          27 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Club
          28 – Santa Calrita, CA – The Canyon Santa Clarita
          29 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
          31 – Montclair, CA – The Canyon Montclair

Jan       25 – Redding, CA – Cascade Theatre

Feb      9 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
            11 – Key West, FL – Key West Theater
            13 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
            22 – Toronto, Ontario – Koerner Hall

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