...And a Time to Dance

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...And a Time to Dance
EP by Los Lobos
Released 1983
Recorded 1983, Warner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood
Enactron, Burbank
Genre Tex-Mex, Rock en Español, Chicano rock, roots rock, new wave
Label United States Slash
United Kingdom Rough Trade
Producer T-Bone Burnett, Steve Berlin
Los Lobos chronology
Los Lobos Del Este De Los Angeles
(1978)
...And a Time to Dance
(1983)
How Will the Wolf Survive?
(1984)

...And a Time to Dance is a 1983 EP by Los Lobos. It was co-produced by T-Bone Burnett and Steve Berlin (not yet a full-time member of the band) and was the band's first release on Slash Records. The EP brought the band its first wide acclaim. It was voted best EP of the year in the Village Voice's influential Pazz & Jop critics poll.[1] Critic Robert Christgau gave the record an "A-" in his Consumer Guide, calling it "good old rock and roll East L.A. style."[2] Trouser Press raved about "a spicy romp (in two languages) back and forth across musical borders few can traverse with such ease,"[3] while Rolling Stone called it "an infectious dance record that deserves to be heard by rock fans."[4]

The track "Anselma" won the first Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Say Goodnight" (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez) 2:30
2. "Walking Song" (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez) 2:45
3. "Anselma" (Cesar Suedan, Guadalupe Trigo) 3:04
Side Two
No. Title Length
1. "Come On Let's Go" (Ritchie Valens) 2:08
2. "How Much Can I Do?" (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez) 2:34
3. "Why Do You Do" (Cesar Rosas) 2:17
4. "Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio" (Don Santiago Jimenez) 2:31

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 1983 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll
  2. ^ Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Trouser Press
  4. ^ Pond, Steve (December 8, 1983). "Los Lobos ...And a Time to Dance > Album Review". Rolling Stone (410). Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008.