The ballad "Donna", an ode to Ritchie Valens' high school girlfriend, was the featured title on the original October 1958 release of this single, and reached in the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1959. The B-side, an upbeat, rock & roll reworking of the Mexican folk song "La Bamba", peaked at in 1959, but became the featured title on reissues after the success of a 1987 Ritchie Valens biopic of the same name. The soundtrack used a faithful cover by Los Lobos rather than Valens' original mono, unpolished recording.
All the tracks from album La Bamba, Donna of Ritchie Valens. Ritchie Valens - La Bamba, Donna photo images watch: Release title: Ritchie Valens - La Bamba, Donna. Style of release: Rock & Roll music Pop Rock music. This album was released on the label Lana Records (catalog number 153). Format of the release is. Vinyl, 7". 45 RPM. Ritchie Valens listen to online.
Donna" is a song written by Ritchie Valens, featuring the 50s progression. The song was released in 1958 on Del-Fi Records. It was Valens' highest-charting single reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year. Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price was at number on. It was written as a tribute to his high school sweetheart Donna Ludwig. The song was recorded on December 16, 1958, at the Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles.
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Donna, La Bamba Album Cover Art. Ritchie Valens. length: 2:06 producer: Bob Keane recording engineer: Larry Levine and Stan Ross.
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|4110||Ritchie Valens||Donna / La Bamba (7", Single)||Del-Fi Records||4110||US||1958|
|OG 9029||Ritchie Valens||Donna / La Bamba (7", Single, RE)||Old Gold||OG 9029||UK||1980|
|OG 9029||Ritchie Valens||Donna / La Bamba (7", Single, Mono, RE)||Old Gold||OG 9029||UK||1980|
|TR-64||Ritchie Valens||La Bamba / Donna (7")||Trip Oldie||TR-64||US||Unknown|
|109423||Ritchie Valens||La Bamba (7")||Ariola||109423||France||1987|