Hi everyone! I hope your Tuesday is going well! I realize I’m super late with posting these songs but here are today’s picks. I had a VERY hard time deciding which songs I’d use for today’s Bands My Parents Introduced Me to. At first, I thought I was going with Chicago or The Beatles! I plan on including these and other legendary bands later this week.
For today, I finally decided on 70’s bands, War and Malo. Both bands include great music for a cruise around town and/or a family picnic or barbecue. A couple of local DJs still play these songs on the oldies radio stations, especially on Sundays. Sundays in El Paso are known as grill and chill days, especially when the weather becomes warmer. Low Rider became famous in 1975 from Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke movie soundtrack. In 2002, Low Rider was then used as the theme song for the syndicated TV show, The George Lopez Show.
San Francisco’s Latino rock band, Malo has close family ties with Carlos Santana. Malo’s Jorge Santana is also a guitarist and Carlos Santana’s brother. According to Wikipedia, Malo’s hit, Suavecito reached the Top 20 hit list in 1972. After Jorge played for Malo a few years, the brothers eventually went on their own tour. They recorded Sacred Fire: Live in South America in Mexico City in 1993. They also recorded an album with their nephew Carlos Hernandez, Santana Brothers in 1994. Enjoy the rest of your day, everyone! I will be back with more music and posts tomorrow!