When you grow up playing as a family, you can create grooves as soulful as your own heartbeat. This team of brothers have been playing their distinct East LA sounds together for years, with big brother Bob laying down the bass, Joe tearing it up on guitar, and adding his smoky vocals, and Steve rounding things out, drumming and leadsinging.

From their early days in El Monte, California, their neighborhood jam sessions (beautifully depicted in their tune "Church of El Monte") would bring in musicians and friends alike, like Ray Solis, a kick-ass percussionist, and David Hidalgo, who went on to form the now legendary band, Los Lobos. Hightone Records got wind of these amazing musicians, and released their debut album back in 1987---just a taste for music lovers.

Critics and Radio DJ's like Sancho on National Public Radio affiliate KPCC in Los Angeles, never let the fire die; neither did John "Juke" Logan. So when Juke was booked for Sancho's 1997 Chicano Music Awards ceremony, it didn't take much convincing for him to bring the Delgado brothers on stage with him. The energy and success of that fateful night was the catalyst for Juke to round the boys up, get them back in studio, and create "Let's Get Back...," their return, and one of Mocombo Record's debut releases.

Glad to have them back, indeed
Head on over to DelgadoBrothers.com for info about their forthcoming release, not on Mocombo Records

"FLAG WAVING: It's been 12 years since L.A.'s Delgado Brothers have released a record, so we're happy to welcome them back... The set - which features guest appearances by producer Juke Logan, the Texacali Horns, and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, an old friend - features the band's familiar assets: Joe's fleet and striking guitar playing, Steve's fine tenor vocals, and Bob's tough work on the bottom. The all-orignal material, which melds blues, rock, funk and even New Orleans R&B elements, is affectingly personal; a favorite is the album-closing number about the family home, "Church of El Monte".

- Chris Morris
BILLBOARD (May 22, '99)

 

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