Los Freddy’s: Vuelve Mi Amor (Never My Love)
From 7″ (Peerless, 196?)
Los Xochimilcas: Y La Amo (And I Love Her)
From Cumbias y Dengues (Eco, 196?)
I recently got the Los Freddy’s in…I always did love the original version by The Association and the Los Freddy’s pull off a pretty loyal cover musically. I could be wrong but doesn’t this sound like a bunch of teenagers? Either that or the lead has a naturally “young” sounding voice.
The Los Xochimilcas’ cumbia flip on “And I Love Her” by the Beatles is all kinds of awesome. Really stripped down but I love how they replace the vocals with an accordion instead. Totally works in some “Paris by way of Mexico City” sabor.