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Show #206: Los Lobos Goes Disney

March 8th, 2010

ll disney Show #206: Los Lobos Goes Disney
(Photo from the Daily Bruin.)

Los Lobos have covered a helluva lot of territory in their long career. The ingredients in their musical stew start down at the border with conjunto and other Mexican genres along with blues, R&B, a dash of country, and a good dose of rock’n'roll. Then in 1988 Los Lobos entered the realm of showtunes by contributing “I Wanna Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” to the compilation album Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films. And last fall the band released Los Lobos Goes Disney which includes the above song as a dozen others from various Disney film soundtracks which get the LL treatment.

I’m not sure how much the band toured in support of the Disney album but I grabbed this recording which is of a concert for kids that features most of the album plus the odd track like the “Handy Manny Theme Song” (I had to look this up – it’s a Disney TV show) and the obligatory “La Bamba”. It was from their 30 January 2010 matinee show at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.


Cruella De Vil
The Bare Necessities
I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
Handy Manny Theme Song
La, La, La
Bella Notte
Route 90
Grim Grinning Ghosts
The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room
Not in Nottingham
La Bamba/Good Lovin’/La Bamba

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I wasn’t able to find any footage on YouTube from this performance but did find them doing “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” at the Fillmore on an unknown date.

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