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El Vez G.I. Ay, Ay! Blues (CD)

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El Vez: G.I. Ay, Ay! Blues (CD)

(1996/Semaphore) 14 Tracks - Photo booklet with complete lyrics!

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  • Interpret: El Vez

  • Album titlle: G.I. Ay, Ay! Blues (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 1996
  • Label Semaphore Records

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4013859510022

  • weight in Kg 0.1
El Vez - G.I. Ay, Ay! Blues (CD) CD 1
01 Say It Loud! I'm Brown And Proud!
02 Misery Tren
03 The Arm Of Obregon
04 Power To The People
05 Cecar Chavez '96
06 Frid's Life Of Pain
07 Soy Un Pocho
08 El Groover
09 Malinche
10 Taking Care Of Business
11 Mexican-American Trilogy
12 Whip
13 JC Si Lowrider Superstar
14 (Rock & Roll Suicide) If I Can Dream1
El Vez Elvis impersonator. Although he is frequently characterised as an "Elvis impersonator,"... more
"El Vez"

El Vez

Elvis impersonator. Although he is frequently characterised as an "Elvis impersonator," performance artist Robert Lopez goes a great deal further than any of the overweight guys who make a living or gratify a need for atten-tion by dressing up in jumpsuit, sideburns, and sunglasses. El Vez is a bizarre and inspired creation in which Elvis has become a kitsch-crazed Latino performing songs like "Huaraches Azul," "En El Barrio," and "Viva Le Raza" backed by the Memphis Mariachi Band and girl singers, the Elvettes. His extensive and flamboyant wardrobe includes a white, double-knit polyester jumpsuit with red, white, and green rhinestones and a sequinned Virgin of Guadalupe on the back.

Originally the curator of an avant garde Los Angeles art gallery, Lopez con-ceived the El Vez concept as a part of a 1988 exhibition of Elvis "overkill." Subsequently, El Vez took his show to that year's Elvis Tribute Week in Memphis, where he performed both in front of Graceland and at Bad Bob's nightclub.

Traditionalist Elvis fans were far from amused, and Lopez barely escaped with his life. Undeterred, however, El Vez continues to this day, weirdly bridging the gap between the art world and Elvis fans. On January 8, 1993, he contributed to the celebrations that marked the issue of the Elvis postage stamp by performing at the main Hollywood Post Office on Wilcox Avenue.

When asked by a TV reporter how long this "Elvis thing" was going to go on, El Vez simply replied "Better get used to it, Paco. It's going to go on to infinity."

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Tracklist
El Vez - G.I. Ay, Ay! Blues (CD) CD 1
01 Say It Loud! I'm Brown And Proud!
02 Misery Tren
03 The Arm Of Obregon
04 Power To The People
05 Cecar Chavez '96
06 Frid's Life Of Pain
07 Soy Un Pocho
08 El Groover
09 Malinche
10 Taking Care Of Business
11 Mexican-American Trilogy
12 Whip
13 JC Si Lowrider Superstar
14 (Rock & Roll Suicide) If I Can Dream1