12 Songs, 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though we lost him when he was just 17, rock 'n' roll wunderkind Ritchie Valens had already proven himself a forward-looking genius on his only completed studio album. It's still hard to resist jumping onto the dance floor whenever the rumbling beat of "La Bamba" or the sly "Ooh! My Head" kicks in. The gauzy ballad "Donna" glows with the sweetness of teenage love, and Valens' sweetly relaxed take on "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" showcases his underrated way with a standard.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though we lost him when he was just 17, rock 'n' roll wunderkind Ritchie Valens had already proven himself a forward-looking genius on his only completed studio album. It's still hard to resist jumping onto the dance floor whenever the rumbling beat of "La Bamba" or the sly "Ooh! My Head" kicks in. The gauzy ballad "Donna" glows with the sweetness of teenage love, and Valens' sweetly relaxed take on "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" showcases his underrated way with a standard.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Ezequielll ,

Original, Classic, 1959!

Get this album if you're into getting exactly what was released back in '59. Includes original cover which to me is a plus, as Ritchie as it can get.. Digitally. If you're a huge fan of Ritchie Valens and want originality, I recommend getting this album.

6tens ,

Genius

Ritchie Valens is a true inspiration and young genius.

Bigguymark ,

Really good

Even tho I'm young Im still influenced by his music

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