Los Lobos “How Will The Wolf Survive?”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#270 in the Series) is Los Lobos, How Will The Wolf Survive?

I’ve mentioned a few times before that my tastes have really been leaning towards the ‘Americana’ genre for quite some time now.  What can be better than ‘Americana’ with a little ‘Tex-Mex’ added to spice it up a little!

Los Lobos have been around steadily for well over thirty five years now. It’s a real testament to the band to see that their latest album, 2010’Tin Can Trust has the same line-up that recorded this 1984 release.  Not to mention some before that as well. (That’s a live link to Tin Can Trust so check it out.)

Los Lobo’s music is as timely now as it was in 1984.  How Will the Wolf Survive? is a tribute to many of the immigrants that live amongst us, working hard and trying to make it to the next day.

It peaked at #47 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

‘Will The Wolf Survive’ peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hop 100 Singles chart.

Rolling Stone Magazine ranked How Will the Wolf Survive #461 on its listing of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Track listing

Side One

  1. “Don’t Worry Baby” – Burnett, Perez, Rosas – 2:43
  2. “A Matter of Time” – Hidalgo, Perez – 3:55
  3. “Corrido #1” – Rosas – 2:42
  4. “Our Last Night” – Hidalgo, Perez – 3:08
  5. “The Breakdown” – Burnett, Hidalgo, Perez – 4:12

Side Two

  1. “I Got Loaded” – Camille – 3:20
  2. “Serenata Nortena” – 2:53
  3. “Evangeline” – Hidalgo, Perez – 2:43
  4. “I Got to Let You Know” – Rosas – 2:35
  5. “Lil’ King of Everything” – Hidalgo, Perez – 1:19
  6. “Will the Wolf Survive?” – Hidalgo, Perez – 3:41


  • David Hidalgo -Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Fiddle, Requinto jarocho
  • Louie Pérez -Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Jarana huasteca
  • Cesar Rosas -Vocals, Guitar, Bajo Sexto
  • Conrad Lozano -Vocals, Bass, Guitarron
  • Steve Berlin -Keyboards, Horns

See other ‘Americana’  albums we’ve featured.

See other albums from 1984 we’ve featured.

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Posted by Larry Carta

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