Los Lobos

Anselma

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This traditional, festive Mexican polka was part of the early Los Lobos repertoire back in the days when they earned their money as one of the most highly regarded party bands in East Los Angeles. They surely must have played the song hundreds of times by the time they went into the studio to record their debut album, Just Another Band From East L.A. In the process, they transformed it into a hard-rocking statement that underlined their reputation as a great local dance band.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
...And a Time to Dance 1983 Slash
Just Another Band from East L.A. 1993 Warner Bros. 3:08
El Cancionero: Mas y Mas 2000 Warner Archives / Rhino / Warner Bros. 3:11
Tejano Picante: Tex-Mex Classics 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:10
American Polka: Old Tunes & New Sounds 2002
Various Artists
Trikont 3:05
Wolf Tracks: The Best of Los Lobos 2006 Rhino 3:10