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Latin Playboys

Latin Playboys is a musical group comprising David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake, active in the 1990s.

History

The band began with a series of demo recordings made by Hidaldo on a home cassette tape 4-track machine. The demos were intended for Hidalgo's main group, Los Lobos, but producer/keyboardist Froom thought the demos were interesting enough on their own to justify a new band. With Los Lobos member Pérez, and Froom's frequent production partner Blake, Latin Playboys was formed.

The group released two albums, Latin Playboys, in 1994, and Dose, in 1999. The songs "Manifold de Amour" and "Forever Night Shade Mary," both from the 1994 self-titled debut album, are featured on the soundtrack album for the 1995 film Desperado.

Critic Richie Unterberger described their music as "a twisted and avant-garde take on roots music. Latin Playboys draw from blues, border music, experimental studio trickery, and cinematic sound textures.

Discography

Albums

  • 1994 Latin Playboys (Self Title)

Track listing:

  1. Viva La Raza
  2. Ten Believers
  3. Chinese Surprize (in film Desperado)
  4. Mira!
  5. Manifold De Amour (in film Desperado)
  6. New Zandu
  7. Rudy's Party
  8. If
  9. Same Brown Earth
  10. Lagoon
  11. Gone
  12. Crayon Sun
  13. Pink Steps
  14. Forever Night Shade Mary (in film Desperado)
  15. 1999 Latin Playboys (Dose)

Track listing:

  1. Fiesta Erotica 3:09
  2. Cuca's Blues 3:14
  3. Ironsides 1:46 (in film Desperado)
  4. Mustard 3:28
  5. Nubian Priestess 1:59
  6. Dose 2:33
  7. Latin Trip 2:58
  8. Tomenta Blvd. 2:08
  9. Lemon 'N Ice 3:50
  10. Locoman (LP Version) 2:48
  11. Toro (LP Version) 0:38
  12. Palatero (LP Version) 3:13
  13. Paula Y Fred (LP Version)

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