"El Chicano-Celebration-1972 US":
One of the best and most successful bands to emerge from East Los Angeles is El Chicano. Chicano rock is a rock music performed by Mexican American (Chicano) groups or music with themes derived from Chicano culture.
Originally formed as the V.I.P.s. they are a Latin R&B/brown-eyed band whose influences can be found in rock, funk, soul, blues, jazz and salsa.
Original members included Bobby Espinosa, Freddie Sanchez, Mickey Lespron, Andre Baeza, and John De Luna. During the 1970s, new members Ersi Arvizu, Hector "Rudy" Regalado, Max Garduno, Danny Lamonte, Brian Magness, Joe Pereria, and Jerry and Rudy Salas joined.
They became the first Chicano band to play at the Apollo Theater. Their 1972 cover version of Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" was a big hit.
This album is their 3rd, released in 1972 and has the "Brown Eyed Girl" track. Excellent, enthusiastic and upbeat. Much appreciated instrumental professionalism and experimentalism. Those guitars really scream too!!!
-by dj fanis: here