euro 2012
early memories recalled

music friday: the righteous brothers, “little latin lupe lu”

I’m going to let the videos do the talking this week, because there’s a fun interview with Bill Medley that says more about the song than anything I’d come up with. First, though, the song itself:

And here’s the Medley interview, followed by what I believe is the first time the Righteous Brothers performed the song on Shindig!, the mid-60s show on which they were semi-regulars. Medley:

And Shindig!:

Mitch Ryder’s cover was the best out of many:

Jack Black has an opinion about this:

And if you wonder how it sounded when Bruce Springsteen performed it in the 70s: