Wednesday, March 3, 2010
R.I.P BOBBY ESPINOSA OF EL CHICANO
El Chicano's sound blended funk, jazz, rock and R&B. The East L.A. group had top-40 hits in the '70s with 'Viva Tirado' and 'Tell Her She's Lovely.'
Bobby Espinosa, second from left, played keyboard for El Chicano. The East L.A. band had top-40 hits in the 1970s with "Viva Tirado" and "Tell Her She's Lovely." "El Chicano hit a groove that defined 'Latin soul' on the West Coast," said guitarist and producer Ry Cooder.
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