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Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Latin Music
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All Artists: Ritchie Valens
Title: Ritchie Valens
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 8/15/2006
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Latin Pop, Latin Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 664140120129, 018227023146, 081227023119, 081227023140

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Ritchie Valens debut...
Lyn Pastac Lynsey | West Hurley, NY | 02/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The energy and purity in these recordings is so infectious. That you can't shake them from your day. Why would you want them to be?
They rock, they roll, they have a great rhythm, and a great blues. I love the back beat too. It is so loose and so imperfect that it is well...perfect.

Sure, It is obviously a classic record. But it is more than that. It is a "desert island record". That should be appreciated more than it is. It is an undeniably influential recording. That caught the ears of so many who have come after it.
The songs have no backing vocals but they are wrapped in a melody that brings on harmony vocals and I'm sure was an influence on the multi-vocal Doo-Wop recordings of the early 60's.
What I love about the lack of backing vocals is that it adds a loneliness to the sound of the record.
Which is more than applicable to his legacy.
For this price and the quality of the music. This is a tremendous bargain and a great way to introduce music to kids and adults alike.
It has an innocence to its sound that can only be performed by someone as young as he was, 17.
I think if you have purposely sought out this album or if you have stumbled on it here. Buy it.
If you like rock-n-roll. That is."
Ritchie Valens Fan
Jose Perez | Bakersfield,CA USA | 05/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD was great i have bought others but this was one of the best recording yet the sound and everything else about it was great i would defenatly recomend it to other fans of Ritchie Valens music"