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"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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"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.

 


"Riot On the Sunset Strip"
by Dominic Priore
published in the U.S. and U.K. by Jawbone Press (2007)

     Includes a chapter called "The Roots of Los Angeles Rock 'n' Roll," which has five pages devoted to the East L.A. Chicano rock music scene of the mid-sixties.  Contains information on Thee Midniters, Cannibal & the Headhunters, The Premiers, The Blendells, Chan Romero, Ritchie Valens, Lalo Guerrero, Mark Guerrero's 60s band Mark & the Escorts, Little Ray Jimenez, The Romancers, Pat & Lolly Vegas, The Mixtures, and Ronnie & the Casuals.

 


"Zoot Suit and Other Plays"
by Luis Valdez
Arte Publico Press, University of Houston (1992)
Click here to read a synopsis of the play "Zoot Suit."  Click here to order the movie.
The book is available at amazon.com at the link below

     The music in this play was written by Lalo Guerrero in the late forties, "Los Chucos Suaves," "Vamos a Bailar," "Chicas Patas Boogie," and "Marihuana Boogie."

 


"Living the Blues- Canned Heat's story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival"
by Fito de la Parra with T.W. and Marlane McGarry
published by Canned Heat Music, P.O. Box 52, Nipomo, CA 93444 (2000)

     Fito de la Parra, who was born in Mexico, started as the drummer for Canned Heat since before their legendary performance at Woodstock and has continued to the present as leader of the band.

 


"Mexican-American Mojo- Popular Music, Dance, and Urban Culture in Los Angeles, 1935-1968" by Anthony Macias
Duke University Press (2008)

     Has information on the East L.A. music scene of the 60s and the music and career of Lalo Guerrero, Don Tosti, Chico Sesma, and others.

 


"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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