Mark Guerrero interviews Fred Sanchez (founder, leader, bassist) and Jerry Salas (lead singer, guitarist) of El Chicano about their music and career and play and discuss selected recordings from their catalog including their hits "Viva Tirado," and "Tell Her She's Lovely."
Mark Guerrero interviews the late musician/composer/arranger Don Tosti, nee Edmundo Tostado, about his career, which includes playing with Jack Teagarden, Jimmy Dorsey, Charlie Barnett, and Les Brown in the 40s, as well as leading the Pachuco Boogie Boys and his own Latin orchestra in the 50s. Selected recordings from his catalog are played and discussed.
Mark Guerrero interviews singer/songwriter Ersi Arvizu about her life and career, which includes being a member of the Sisters, El Chicano, and a solo artist on "Friend for Life," an album produced by Ry Cooder. Her participation on Cooder's "Chavez Ravine" album and her career as a boxer and boxing trainer are also discussed.
Mark Guerrero interviews George Landa of Tucson's Los Nawdy Dawgs about their album "Lalo's Town." Most of the songs were written by Landa, but he also covered some Lalo Guerrero songs, including "Marijuana Boogie", "Tin Marin de do Pingue," and "Los Chucos Suaves" in his band's own style. Also played is Los Nawdy Dawgs version of Lalo's "Muy Sabroso Blues" with a lead vocal by Mark Guerrero.