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Thee Midniters

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Indisputably the greatest Chicano rock band of the ’60s, Thee Midniters took their inspiration from both the British Invasion sound of the Rolling Stones and the more traditional R&B that they were weaned on in their native Los Angeles. Hugely popular in East Los Angeles, the group, featuring both guitars and horns, had a local hit (and a small national one) with their storming version of “Land of a Thousand Dances” in 1965. Much of their repertoire featured driving, slightly punkish rock/R&B, yet lead singer Willie Garcia also had a heartbreaking delivery on slow and steamy ballads. In the manner of other local phenomenon’s like the Rationals (from Detroit), they were equally talented at whipping up a storm with up-tempo numbers and offering smoldering romantic soul tunes. After a few albums and an interesting detour into social consciousness with the single “Chicano Power,” the group split in the early ’70s, though their legacy is felt in later popular L.A. Latino rock acts like Los Lobos.

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  • Roncsipar

    totally diggin it

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Michaelshay

    Need to here (going out of my head)

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • genegir

    Не, все-таки чуть хуже Sonics будут. Но все равно кайф!!!

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • genegir

    Ёптель!!! Латино-лосанджелеские Sonics!!! Уж не хуже, точно! Просто кайф!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • horrorbob1

    Are you angry best song hands down surprised theres not more listeners tho great band

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • caterermam

    been listening to them for over 45 years! and they are still going strong! the best last forever!

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Cohetzatitla

    Chicano Power!

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • fireowl-555

    Nothing like kicking it with friends and listening to "Thee Midniters"...que no...

    9 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Pachuco617

    these guys need more plays......such firme songs

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • JazzyGirl93

    My uncles knew these guys!!

    14 Sep 2008 Reply

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