Los Lonely Boys cover of “Born on the Bayou” for CCR Compilation Quiero Creedence
Releasing on Concord Picante on July 29, 2016, the Latin-inspired, multilingual tribute album to Creedence includes covers of the band’s greatest songs by some of the biggest Latin artists from around the world including Juan Gabriel, Bunbury, Andrés Calamaro, Enjambre, Los Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia, El Tri, Diamante Eléctrico, Los Lobos, as well as Billy Gibbons.
For the boys, it was a “total dream come to true” to record this classic CCR track. In recording “Born on the Bayou,” then, “we get to let our colors shine—because it’s a part of us,” continues Garza. “We used to do Creedence songs like ‘Suzie Q’ and ‘I Put a Spell on You’ at gigs, but we were always scared to play ‘Born on the Bayou’ because we didn’t want to mess it up! But when the opportunity came we felt it was finally time for us to do it right and put our Latin twist on it so that more Latinos know about Creedence and what they did for music and for people: They stood for the working man and the ones who had to do the fighting, and they were American and made a huge statement for our people. And we’re going through a lot of the same things they were going through now, so it’s almost perfect timing—and such a big honor for us.”
Preorder Quiero Creedance and get two instant tracks including Los Lonely Boys’ cover of “Born on the Bayou”: