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following books, in part or in their entirety, contain information about Chicano music
or musicians. Below some of the titles I mention
the artists related to my website that are featured in the
books. Click on the titles with links for my reviews.
"Land of a Thousand Dances- Chicano
Rock & Roll from Southern California"
by David Reyes and Tom Waldman
University of New Mexico Press
Contains information on the careers of Lalo Guerrero, Mark
Guerrero, and many of the Chicano and "Eastside Sound"
musicians featured on this website. It also has photos
of Lalo Guerrero, Mark Guerrero's early bands Mark & the
Escorts and Tango, and other East L.A. musical artists.
"Barrio Rhythm- Mexican-American
Music in Los Angeles"
by Steven Loza
University of Illinois
Contains a chapter
on the career of Lalo Guerrero and information on many other
East L.A. and "Eastside Sound" musical artists featured on this
"Lalo, My Life and Music"
by Lalo Guerrero and Sherilyn Meece Mentes
University of Arizona
by Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz
University of Texas Press (2013)
Contains a large
section on Lalo Guerrero and his pachuco music with many of his
lyrics included. Also, a section about my brother Dan and
the social impact of his one-man show, "Gaytino."
the Nation: Latino Identities and the Latin Rock Dispora"
by Roberto Avant-Mier
Continuum International Publishing Group (2010)
Contains a large
section on Lalo Guerrero, pachuco music, the Chicano garage rock
bands of the 60s, Chicano punk, and rock music in Mexico.
This is a scholarly look at the influence and contributions made
by Latino(a) musical artists.
In the authors' own words, "the Latin/o Rock
Diaspora illuminates complex identity issues and interesting
paradoxes with regard to identity politics, such as nationalism.
Latino/as use rock music for assimilation to mainstream North
American culture, while in Latin America, rock music in Spanish
is used to resist English and the hegemony of U.S. culture.
Meanwhile, singing in English and adopting U.S. popular culture
allows youth to resist the hegemonic nationalisms of their own
countries. Thus, throughout the Americas, Latino/as utilize rock
music for assimilation to mainstream national culture(s), for
resistance to the hegemony of dominant culture(s), and for
mediating the negotiation of Latino/a identities."
"The Mexican American Orquesta"
by Manuel Peña
University of Texas Press (1999)
information on the careers of Lalo Guerrero, Don Tosti, Manny
Lopez, Chico Sesma, Los Lobos, Thee Midniters, Cannibal & the
Headhunters, Little Joe Hernandez, and Sunny Ozuna.
by Thomas E. Sheridan
University of Arizona Press (1986)
information of the career of Lalo Guerrero, Linda Ronstadt,
Luisa Espinel (Ronstadt's aunt), and other artists native to
"Encyclopedia of Latino Popular
edited by Cordelia Chavez Candelaria, Arturo J. Aldama, Peter
J. Garcia, and Alma Alvarez-Smith, Greenwood Press (2004)
Contains a six
page entry on Chicano music in Southern California from the late
forties through the 1980s written by Mark Guerrero.
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