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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.


"Chuy de Cabra"
by Max Uballez and Alexander Uballez
Chuy de Cabra Books, a division of Xela-Co Media, LLC (2014)

     This work of fiction takes you on a trip to other worlds and realities and the City of Angels while sharing bits of social commentary.  Chuy de Cabra's personal quest for identity entangles him in a clash with the supernatural demons of his ancestors and the everyday demons on the streets of East Los Angeles.  Is he an alien?  Is he a monster?  Will his search for identity save him from his nightmares of will it destroy his future?  Created and co-written by Max Uballez, who was leader and founding member of the seminal "Eastside Sound" band The Romancers.

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"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.


"My Father and the Mexican Revolution"
by Carmencristina Moreno
Tulee Books (2013)

     An account of the lives and careers of the author's parents, who were a traditional Mexican country music vocal duo, El Dueto de Los Moreno.  Their lives are told along with the 1910 Mexican revolution as it affected them.  Two CDs of songs of the revolution are included in the book performed by Carmencristina Moreno.  Disk One is in Spanish.  The same songs are on Disc Two are in Spanish with spoken English translation. To order the book, send $35 check or money order to: Tulee Books, P.O. Box 1022, Fresno, CA 93714


"Mexican Americans In Los Angeles"
by Alex Moreno Areyan
Arcadia Publishing (2010)

     Includes photos and information on Lalo Guerrero, Mark Guerrero, Don Tosti, Chico Sesma, Ritchie Valens, Chan Romero, El Chicano, and Geri "Geree" Gonzalez.


"Mariachi For Gringos"
by Gil Sperry
Amigo Del Mar Press (2006)


"The Latin Beat-
The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music From Bossa Nova To Salsa and Beyond
by Ed Morales
Da Capo Press- a Member of the Perseus Books Group (2003)


"Chicano Popular Culture- Que Hable el Pueblo"
by Charles M. Tatum
University of Arizona Press (2001)

     Includes a chapter on Chicano music on the west coast, which has information on Lalo Guerrero, Ritchie Valens, Cannibal & the Headhunters, Thee Midniters, Ruben & the Jets, Los Lobos, and some of the Chicano punk bands of the late 70s and early 80s.


"Ritchie Valens: The First Latino Rocker"
by Beverly Mendheim
Bilingual Review Press, AZ (1987)


"Fathers- The Journey to the Grammy's"
by Bobby Avila
Author House (2008)

     The true story of an East L.A. musician of the 60s whose sons, with the help and guidance of their father, went on to win Grammys as artists in the music industry.  Avila also mentions Mark Guerrero, Little Ray Jimenez and others he grew up with in the 60s.


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