Latin Roots: 'Quiero Creedence' : World Cafe Hear music from a new, joyous compilation of Latin covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.
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Latin Roots: Quiero Creedence

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Latin Roots: 'Quiero Creedence'

Latin Roots: 'Quiero Creedence'

Latin Roots: Quiero Creedence

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Los Lobos is one of the bands featured on Quiero Creedence. David Alan Kogut/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Los Lobos is one of the bands featured on Quiero Creedence.

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  • Los Lonely Boys, "Born On The Bayou"
  • Juan Gabriel, "Have You Ever Seen The Rain"
  • Billy Gibbons & La Marisoul, "Green River"

Like the recently released collection of Morrissey songs sung by Latin artists on the Mexrrissey compilation, Quiero Creedence explores another English-speaking artist beloved by Latin audiences. Josh Norek, co-host of the radio show The Latin Alternative, explains that working-class Mexicans, among others, really embrace the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival. In this segment, Norek plays a few of the songs from this extremely fun collection, including covers by Los Lonely Boys and Juan Gabriel.

Hear the complete album for a limited time on NPR Music's First Listen.

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