Artist Album Song Title. Donna, La Bamba Album Cover Art. Ritchie Valens. length: 2:06 producer: Bob Keane recording engineer: Larry Levine and Stan Ross.
The ballad "Donna", an ode to Ritchie Valens' high school girlfriend, was the featured title on the original October 1958 release of this single, and reached in the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1959. The B-side, an upbeat, rock & roll reworking of the Mexican folk song "La Bamba", peaked at in 1959, but became the featured title on reissues after the success of a 1987 Ritchie Valens biopic of the same name. The soundtrack used a faithful cover by Los Lobos rather than Valens' original mono, unpolished recording.
Para bailar La Bamba Para bailar La Bamba se necesita una poca de gracia Una poca de gracia Pa' mi, pa' ti, y arriba, y arriba Y arriba y arriba Por ti seré, por ti seré, por ti seré. A traditional Mexican folk song adapted by Ritchie Valens in 1958. It was a Top 40 hit in the US charts at the time and is one of early rock-and-roll’s most well-known songs. It was one of the first US hits to be sung entirely in Spanish, as well as one of the first to successfully blend traditional Latin-American music with rock.
Ritchie Valens Memorial Album is the first greatest hits compilation by Ritchie Valens, featuring his first three charted hits plus tracks from the previous three albums. The original album was issued with a black album cover and the same photo of Valens from his second album Ritchie. A few months later, the album was retitled Ritchie Valens, His Greatest Hits and repackaged with a white album cover and a photo of Ritchie taken from his Del-Fi EP Ritchie Valens Sings (DFEP-1111).
Ritchie Valens - Donna Donna Ritchie Valens. La Bamba" is a folk song whose origins can be traced to the Mexican state of Veracruz over 300 years ago. It is best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the the . charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs. The traditional song inspired Ritchie Valens' rock and roll version "La Bamba" in the 1950s.
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Written-By – R. Valens*
Adapted By [Adapt'n By] – Ritchie Valens
- Made By – His Master's Voice (NZ) Limited
|4110||Ritchie Valens||Donna / La Bamba (7", Single)||Del-Fi Records||4110||US||1958|
|OG 9029||Ritchie Valens||Donna / La Bamba (7", Single, RE)||Old Gold||OG 9029||UK||1980|
|OG 9029||Ritchie Valens||Donna / La Bamba (7", Single, Mono, RE)||Old Gold||OG 9029||UK||1980|
|GT 64X||Ritchie Valens||La Bamba / Donna (7", Single, RE)||MGM Records||GT 64X||Canada||1973|
|TR-64||Ritchie Valens||La Bamba / Donna (7")||Trip Oldie||TR-64||US||Unknown|