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October 12, 2009

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Evil Ways
Well Alright
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Polk Salad Annie
Roadhouse Blues

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  • Original Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Label: Playing In Traffic
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  • Total Length: 19:26
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  • ASIN: B002R4YKTO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,371 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By NoSpam
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I don't know how, or why they picked this somewhat diverse mix of rock/pop/blues songs to cover, but surprisingly, it pretty much works.

"Evil Ways" - one of Carlos Santana's many signature hits - wouldn't be a stretch for LLB, with it's soulful Latin-rhythm-rock, but the Beatles's "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" whoa! who'd a thunk it?!

"Polk Salad Annie" originally written and sung by Tony Joe White (it had a lot of brass in that incantation, whereas LLB's doesn't), is a fun funk-groove song.

With the Doors awesome classic "Roadhouse Blues", LLB chose to carry over that funk-groove from Polk Salad Annie.

The first two thirds of, "Well Alright" (written by Buddy Holly according to the composer info in iTunes as Charles Hardin Holley, I looked up the name in Wikipedia) comes off sounding kind of like the Allman Brothers, then morphs into some free wheeling guitar and drums.

All in all, nothing mind-blowing here except maybe the concept, but a fun listen nonetheless!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars these guys don't miss a beat October 13, 2009
Format:Audio CD
1969 is an EXCELLENT set of covers by Los Lonely Boys. The group sounds as good as they ever did; and the arrangements and the mixing couldn't be any better on this EP. Every one of these five tunes is a classic and Los Lonely Boys put their own stamp on all five of them using a few key and tempo changes here and there plus some mighty special vocals; and it all works very well. I love it!

The EP album opens with Los Lonely Boys doing a great job on Santana's "Evil Ways." The guitars are awesome and these guys make this tune electric with a rendition that ups the tempo just a little that amazingly adds quite a bit of extra energy to this tune. The Garza brothers really do this one up right--hey, is that Santana I see getting jealous?

"Well Alright," a number written by Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison and Joe B. Maudlin, gets the royal treatment from Los Lonely Boys--and wow, what a great effect this has! There's a noticeable Latin flavor added to some awesome rockin' music with those guitars and drums especially. Now THIS is great music! There's also a fantastic cover of The Beatles' "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window;" Los Lonely Boys yet again score a huge goal by taking this and mixing it up just a bit with a Latin flavor--and they play with the tempo and keys just enough to keep it quite strong in their own way. The Beatles would have approved!

"Polk Salad Annie" rocks as Los Lonely Boys perform this tune originally written and recorded by Tony Joe White and later re-recorded by the great Elvis Presley. "Polk Salad Annie" leaves little to be desired as Los Lonely Boys do this to perfection! Their sense of timing and that really cool arrangement make this a winning number yet again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the 4th album? October 23, 2009
By jmblack
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I've been a serious LLB fan since 2004, have seen them live several times, they are an AMAZING live band - (watch their DVD "Live From Austin") and they are enormously talented musicians and singers. But I was surprised the band released this EP of cover songs. LLB can play nearly anything but I agree with RKocham that this release feels like a "stop gap" to prolong putting out their next album. The first album, "Los Lonely Boys", is a classic and they deserved all the accolades. It seems LLB is at an impasse. Will they keep their roots of rock/blues/tejano or will they go mainstream commercial? It will be interesting to see what they produce under the new label. "1969" is good, not great. Not so good: "Well Alright" and "Roadhouse Blues."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Party EP February 12, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Okay, pretend you have the money to hire one of the world's great rock bands to perform for about half an hour at your birthday party. They get up on stage and instead of just giving a half-hearted effort and running off with the money, they groove into a string of absolute classics, personlizing them as only they can. You and your guests are blown away. Everyone is dancing. Smiles all around. That's what this EP gives you for just a few bucks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1969 GREAT YEAR, GREAT MUSIC November 14, 2009
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I have really enjoyed this cd. Being a 60's guy, I believe that the 60's had the best rock music ever. Including many of the best bands in the history of rock.
Back to this CD, all the songs are really done well, like only LLB can. I would have loved a CCR song or two included, such as (Born on The Bayou)or(Suzy Q)from 1969. But really, they can probably do justice on hundreds of 60's songs, I've heard them do at least 20 of them in several of their early shows. This CD is great to have. Mix it with original LLB songs a see how well they compliment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars These Garza boys never cease to amaze me! October 30, 2009
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As a child of the 60's and 70's, I was anxious to get my hands on a copy of this CD. They did not disappont me! Of all five tracks, I have to say I was a little confused by the addition of "Well All Right", being a Buddy Holly tune. Holly died years before 1969... But the Garza Bros did the song justice nonetheless. My first impression was a good one, listening to Santana's "Evil Ways". I was glad they didn't take too much creative license with the song, out of respect for Carlos, of course. I really have to say they put their own unique signature on each one of the tunes on this CD. "She Came In Thru The Bathroom Window" was amazing and nostalgic. Tony Joe White's "Polk Salad Annie" I think was the one song I was most impressed with. It's hard to follow T.J. White, but it was done with total respect to his genre and back-woodsy Southern style. The last track, "Roadhouse Blues" had me dancing like I had good sense...I'm a "sorta old" lady... I don't dance that much anymore. What a joy it was to listen to a reprise of great music given the proper respect by these 21st Century musical geniuses!! Kudos to my Texas home boys! Los Lonely Boys ROCK!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 1969 los lonely boys
Love these guys! They cover favorite songs and add their own Texican flavor and flair. Always leave you wanting more.
Published 1 month ago by miss rene'
5.0 out of 5 stars Los Lonley Boya, there way...
Los Lonely Boys have great style, Henry's Guitar work is Stevie Ray like and their harmony superior... love the selection too !!
Published 5 months ago by Frank Polagruto
1.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly boring
I've seen LLB 4 timed and really like them. This EP is nowhere as good as their original material. I recommend you pass on this one!
Published 6 months ago by Bill
3.0 out of 5 stars Too short
I love the music, what there is of it, ....... Was totally disappointed with the length. Buy another CD Other CDs are great
Published 7 months ago by John W Pawlik
4.0 out of 5 stars Los Lonely Boys do covers
I really like this cd and the boys take on these classis tunes. It is well worth the 4.99 i spent on it.
Published 8 months ago by Jazzy
4.0 out of 5 stars I love the feeling
This cover songs are full of feeling. I enjoyed the versions to have a good time hearing them over and iver again
Published 8 months ago by Arturo Prudencio
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't love them?
Purchased for my 'Hubby' for a birthday gift. He played it right away and enjoyed it. I am happy with the purchase. Everything arrived in time and was packaged well. Thanks
Published 12 months ago by Firtree
5.0 out of 5 stars Tribute to a great year for tunes
Los Lonely Boys do justice to a selection of songs from 1969- a year to remember. I just wish there were more songs on this collection. Read more
Published on June 5, 2010 by Xavier Herrera
5.0 out of 5 stars Party like it's 1969!
Well, I was three in 1969, but when I started to learn about the impact of the Sixties, I had to begin my search. Read more
Published on February 17, 2010 by Lyle Webster
4.0 out of 5 stars Los Lonely Boys...1969
Good stuff but for a band of this caliber it seems incomplete. Only 5 songs...all remakes. I think they could have pushed the envelope a bit harder.
Published on December 4, 2009 by Uncle Richter
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