Tag: Rubén Blades

Monday 12/28/2020 12:30am ET: Feature LP: Los Lobos – The Ride (2004)

The Ride is a studio album by Los Lobos. It was released on May 4, 2004, by Hollywood / Mammoth Records. It features numerous guest musicians, including Bobby Womack, Tom Waits, Rubén Blades, Dave Alvin, Richard Thompson, Elvis Costello, Mavis Staples, and Garth Hudson. The album contains new material and also new versions of earlier Los Lobos songs.

1. “La Venganza de Los Pelados” (featuring Café Tacuba) 4:51
2. “Rita” 5:20
3. “Is This All There Is?” (featuring Little Willy G.) 4:43
4. “Charmed” 5:00
5. “Somewhere in Time” (featuring Dave Alvin) 4:15
6. “Wicked Rain” / “Across 110th Street” (featuring Bobby Womack) 8:14
7. “Kitate” (featuring Tom Waits and Martha Gonzalez) 3:29
8. “Hurry Tomorrow” 4:33
9. “Ya Se Va” (featuring Rubén Blades) 4:54
10. “Wreck of the Carlos Rey” (featuring Richard Thompson) 5:58
11. “A Matter of Time” (featuring Elvis Costello) 2:55
12. “Someday” (featuring Mavis Staples) 4:39
13. “Chains of Love” 5:47
14. “Phone Call from Rita” 0:31

David Hidalgo – vocals, guitar, accordion, fiddle, requinto jarocho
Louie Pérez – vocals, guitar, drums, jarana
Cesar Rosas – vocals, guitar, bajo sexto
Conrad Lozano – vocals, bass, guitarron
Steve Berlin – keyboards, woodwinds

Cougar Estrada – drums, percussion on all tracks
Victor Bisetti – additional percussion
Little Willy G. – vocals (3)
Dave Alvin – vocals (5)
Bobby Womack – vocals (6)
Tom Waits – vocals (7)
Martha Gonzalez – vocals (7)
Rubén Blades – vocals (9)
Richard Thompson – vocals (10)
Elvis Costello – vocals (11)
Mavis Staples – vocals (12)
Elfego Buendia – vocals (1)
Alejandro Flores – quinta guapanguera, requinto (1)
Emmanuel de Real – jarana, keyboards (1)
Joselo Rangel – guitar (1)
Garth Hudson – keyboards (1, 11, 13)
Mitchell Froom – keyboards (2)
Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar (2, 5, 11)
Rev. Charles Williams – piano (6), organ (6), clavinet (12)
Francisco Torres – trombone (7)
Alberto Salas – piano (9)
Lonnie Jordan – organ (12)