Viva El Chicano: Their Very Best
by El Chicano
Released: Jan 1976
If the English band America had been from East L.A., you'd get something like El Chicano, who were into Santana-style Latin soul/rock with the occasional schmaltzy, guilty-pleasure ballad (as in "Tell Her She's Lovely"). The reworked boogaloo of "Viva Tirado" was their biggest hit, but the sunny Cuba tribute "The Latin One" and "El Cayuco" are the real winners.