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Latin Playboys

Latin Playboys
Origin United States
Genres Experimental rock, Chicano rock, neo-psychedelia, Tex-Mex, Latin rock, blues rock, avant-garde
Years active 1994–1999
Labels Slash, Warner Bros., Atlantic
Associated acts Los Lobos
Past members David Hidalgo
Louie Pérez
Mitchell Froom
Tchad Blake

Latin Playboys is a musical group comprising David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake, active in the 1990s.


  • History 1
  • Discography 2
    • Latin Playboys (Self Titled), 1994 2.1
    • Dose, 1999 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The band began with a series of demo recordings made by Hidalgo on a home cassette tape 4-track machine. The demos were intended for Hidalgo's main group, Los Lobos, but producer/keyboardist Froom thought the demos were interesting enough on their own to justify a new band. With Los Lobos member Pérez, and Froom's frequent production partner Blake, Latin Playboys was formed.

The group released two albums, Latin Playboys, in 1994, and Dose, in 1999. The songs "Manifold de Amour" and "Forever Night Shade Mary," both from the 1994 self-titled debut album, are featured on the soundtrack album for the 1995 film Desperado.

Critic Richie Unterberger described their music as "a twisted and avant-garde take on roots music. Latin Playboys draw from blues, border music, experimental studio trickery, and cinematic sound textures."[1]


Latin Playboys (Self Titled), 1994

Track listing
  1. Viva la raza 2:48
  2. Ten Believers 3:17
  3. Chinese Surprize 3:07
  4. Mira! 1:25
  5. Manifold de Amour 2:02
  6. New Zandu 3:13
  7. Rudy's Party 2:31
  8. If 1:41
  9. Same Brown Earth 3:45
  10. Lagoon 2:28
  11. Gone 2:52
  12. Crayon Sun 3:09
  13. Pink Steps 2:06
  14. Forever Night Shade Mary 3:04

Dose, 1999

Track listing
  1. Fiesta Erotica 3:09
  2. Cuca's Blues 3:14
  3. Ironsides 1:46
  4. Mustard 3:28
  5. Nubian Priestess 1:59
  6. Dose 2:33
  7. Latin Trip 2:58
  8. Tormenta Blvd. 2:08
  9. Lemon 'n Ice 3:50
  10. Locoman (LP Version) 2:48
  11. Toro (LP Version) 0:38
  12. Paletero (LP Version) 3:13
  13. Paula y Fred (LP Version) 3:06


  1. ^ Latin Playboys, Allmusic, accessed 2007-08-13

External links

  • Latin Playboys Homepage
  • Latin Playboys on Myspace

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