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"Los Lobos- Dream In Blue"
By Chris Morris
University of Texas Press- Austin (2016)

"Los Lobos," the first book on this unique band traces the entire arc of their career.  Music journalist Chris Morris draws on new interviews with Los Lobos members and their principal collaborators, as well as his own reporting since the early '80s to recount the evolution of Los Lobos' music.

 


"Under the Big BlackSun- a personal history of L.A. Punk"
by John Doe with Tom Desavia
Da Capo Press (2016)

An up close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene as told by those who were there.  The book explores the nascent Los Angeles punk movement and its evolution to hard core punk.  It's the story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977 to 1982.  Included are essays by Dave Alvin (Blasters), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Exene Cervenka (X), and East L.A. punk rocker Teresa Covarrubias (The Brat).  Other East L.A. bands featured besides The Brat include Los Lobos, Los Illegals, and Tito Larrivas' band, The Plugz.

 


"Voices of Latin Rock- The People and Events That Created This Sound"
by Jim McCarthy with Ron Sansoe
Hal-Leonard (2004)

     Although the book is mainly about the Latin rock boom of the late 60s and early 70s in San Francisco, it also covers East L.A. and Chicano bands with some detail on El Chicano.  Other East L.A. bands mentioned include Thee Midniters featuring Little Willie G., Cannibal & the Headhunters, Macondo, Tierra, Redbone, Yaqui, The Village Callers, and my 70s band, Tango.  It also mentions the Eastside bands that followed in the late 70s/early 80s; Cruzados, Los Illegals, and Los Lobos.


 


"In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of the Chicano Movement"
by Randy J. ONtiveros
New York University Press (2014)

A scholarly reexamination of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, "In the Spirit of a New People" brings to light new insights about social activism in the twentieth-century and new lessons for progressive politics in the twenty-first. Randy J. Ontiveros explores the ways in which Chicano/a artists and activists used fiction, poetry, visual arts, theater, and other expressive forms to forge a common purpose and to challenge inequality in America.  Mark Guerrero is mentioned as one of the movement artists that were able to make a career out of their creativity.  Also mentioned in this regard are artists such as Jesus Treviño in film, Gronk in art, and Luis Valdez in theater.


 


"A World of Its Own- Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970" by Matt Garcia
University of North Carolina Press (2001)

Includes a chapter which focuses on two major Chicano/Latin dance and show venues,
Rainbow Gardens in Pomona and the El Monte Legion Stadium.  The Mixtures, Thee Midniters,
Ronnie & the Casuals, and Rosie & the Originals, among others are featured or mentioned.


 


"Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers-
Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries of 60s Rock
"
by Richie Unterberger
Miller Freeman Books (2000)

Includes a chapter about East L.A. Chicano rock band of the 60s and beyond, Thee Midniters.


 


"The Old Barrio Guide To Low Rider Music, 1950 - 1975"
by Ruben Molina
Mictlan Publishing, in its third edition with more to come.

Included are many Chicano and "Eastside Sound" bands and vocalists related to this website.


 


"Chicano Soul- Recordings & History of An American Culture"
by Ruben Molina
Mictlan Publishing (2007)

Includes many Chicano and "Eastside Sound" bands and vocalists related to this website.  It also has photos of many of the artists and scans of their records.



 


"Mexican and Chicano Music"
by José "Pepe" Villarino
The McGraw Hill Publishing Companies, Inc.- Primus Custom Publishing (1996), second edition (1999)

Has part of a chapter devoted to the life and career of Lalo Guerrero.


 


"The Oracle of DelFi- My Life In Music with Ritchie Valens, Sam Cooke, Frank Zappa,
Barry White and other legends
"
by Bob Keane
DelFi International Books, Los Angeles, California (2006)

As the title implies, there's a lot of information on Ritchie Valens.  Also mentioned are other Chicano and East L.A. musical artists that worked with Bob Keane, including Little Ray Jimenez,
Ronnie & the Casuals, and The Sisters.


 

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