Found! El Chicano’s First LP, Viva Tirado

viva tiradoI’ve been looking for El Chicano’s first record, Viva Tirado, for years. It finally turned up in the dollar bin at The Thrift Box, a thrift store in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, CA. The LP (Kapp KS 3632) is all instrumental covers.

I’ve always loved the hit from this LP, Viva Tirado (penned by Gerald Wilson), but for some reason, I didn’t buy it as a teenager when it was released in 1970. Continue reading