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Come On Let's Go-Little Otis XXI

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My first experience in learning this song to perform live was in 1983 with "The Movers" in Toledo. They covered the tune as recorded by Los Lobos on "And a Time to Dance" 1983 EP. I knew the composition as sung by Richie Valens since it was a staple on WCBS FM Golden Oldies Station in NYC. It definitely was a party song as done by Los Lobos and The Movers. I later started singing it with The Killer Flamingos in NYC when I returned to the city in 1985 before heading back to Amherst College to complete my senior year. Come On Let's Go-Little Otis XXI Double Track Sung by: El Extreme Luis Chaluisan Processed on Flip Recorder Edited on Windows Movie Maker Written by: Richie Valens Selection from upcoming EP: Little Otis XXI roughrican productions (c) 2014 Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted only eight months. During this time, he had several hits, most notably "La Bamba", which was originally a Mexican folk song. Valens transformed the song into one with a rock rhythm and beat, and it became a hit in 1958, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement. After several songwriting and demo recording sessions, he first songs recorded at Gold Star Studios, at a single studio session one afternoon in July 1958, were "Come On, Let's Go," an original (credited to Valens/Kuhn, Keane's real name), and "Framed," a Leiber and Stoller tune. Pressed and released within days of the recording session, the record was a success. Valens' next record, a double A-side, which was the final record to be released in his lifetime, had the song "Donna" (written about a real girlfriend) coupled with "La Bamba."