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When it comes to delivering high-energy rock and roll instrumental music, no one equals the finesse, power and perseverance of Grammy-nominated Los Straitjackets. On August 7, Yep Roc Records is pleased to announce the release of Jet Set, a collection of 14 carefully crafted guitar-driven songs that prove to be the most diverse and inventive of Los Straitjackets’ oeuvre.

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  • Audio CD (23 April 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Yep Roc
  • ASIN: B000N3SSJO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,861 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. De dia y de NocheLos Straitjackets with Big Sandy 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dejenme LlorarLos Straitjackets 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Whittier BoulevardLos Straitjackets 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. El Microscopico BikiniLos Straitjackets 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Dame Una SenaLos Straitjackets 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. CalorLos Straitjackets 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Hey LupeLos Straitjackets 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lagrimas SolitariasLos Straitjackets 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. PopotitosLos Straitjackets 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Magia BlancaLos Straitjackets 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Loco Te Patina El CocoLos Straitjackets 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Tu Te VasLos Straitjackets 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Captain Howdy on 2 Oct 2011
Format: Audio CD
Nashville based surf/garage/trashy/twang rockers Los Straitjackets present a cd of cover versions of "classics" that are given the surf/rockabilly treatment. Some decent ballads are here too, with Big Sandy belting his lungs out.
I forgot I had this cd (and one or 2 others of theirs), manic and frantic. But lets face it, anything with Cesar Rosas and Little Willie G, a huge, huge legend in East L.A., (just ask Ry Cooder) is worth a good couple of spins or more.
Surf rock with an East L.A. Hispanic twist! Great sounds for beating your carpet to.
Tracks include:"All Day And All Of The Night" by The Kinks,
"Poison Ivy" by The Coasters, "Wild Thing" by The Troggs, "Whittier Boulevard" by Thee Midniters, and "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys.

(By the way, any recent negative votes are by courtesy of an idiot that changes his profile as and when it suits him. He now uses the name "Alex De Large.")
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Early rock and soul hits with an East Side style 25 April 2007
By hyperbolium - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
With the Beatles creating an inflection point for rock 'n' roll, a torrent of UK and US music dominated the global charts in the early '60s. But their self-contained form also seeded do-it-yourself scenes all over the world. Even within the U.S., garage bands and regional radio gave rise to local heroes and hits that grew organically into national entities. As these hits gained international acclaim, many were rewritten and re-recorded, riding out the local-to-national curve again and again in other countries.

On this all-covers release, the Nashville-based instrumentalists Los Straitjackets, already beholden to Mexico for the full-face wrestling masks that hide their identities, explore UK and US hits of the late '50s and early '60s as they were interpreted south of the border. Together with guest vocalists Big Sandy and Little Willie G (of the '60s Los Angeles East Side legends Thee Midniters), and vocalist/producer Cesar Rosas (of Los Lobos), they re-imagine rock and soul standards en español with an East Side groove.

Although the vocalists dominate this album, they don't always match the fervor of the original hits. The Spanish translations stand out to ears trained by the English originals, but songs of explosive rebelliousness and first-blush teenage abandon, such as The Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night" and Larry Williams' "Bony Maronie," are rendered here more tamely and with heavier bass and beat. Others, like Thee Midniters signature instrumental "Whittier Boulevard," find a deep, soulful groove, and a loose rendition of The Coasters' "Poison Ivy" brings to mind the party atmosphere of The Premiers.

The ballads are sensational, including Little Willie G's emotional reading of Arthur Alexander's "Anna," and superb translations of Jackie Wilson's "Lonely Teardrops," Marty Robbins' "Devil Woman," and Barbara Lynn's "You'll Lose a Good Thing." It's the ballads that really push this disc beyond novelty, with lyrics that convert fluidly from English to Spanish, and emotion that resonates in any language. Just the ticket for a summertime cruise in your '62 Impala. 3-3/4 stars, if allowed fractional ratings. [©2007 hyperbolium dot com]
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Mucho Fun! 26 May 2007
By Scott Kinnison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Great song selections, rock solid playing and vocals from some terrific performers... what more could you ask for? I have no idea why one person gave this release a single star. This is a fun album. Los Straitjackets & Big Sandy also put on a heck of a live show by themselves, but when they tour together... watch out! You won't stop dancing for about a month. This disc is highly recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
THIS IS DIFFERENT 5 Aug 2007
By COMPUTERJAZZMAN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
THIS CD, AS WELL AS THE OTHER RELATIVELY NEW LOS STRAIGHTJACKET CD "TWIST PARTY", ARE THEIR MOST DIFFERENT OUTPUTS OF MUSIC SINCE THEIR COLLABORATION WITH EDDIE "THE CHIEF" CLEARWATER ON THE CD "ROCK AND ROLL CITY". WHILE IT IS DIFFERENT AND NOT WHAT YOU WOULD USUALLY EXPECT FROM A L.S. CD, IT IS GREAT. A COMPILATION OF 1960'S POP SONGS SUNG IN SPANISH WITH EXCELLENT BACKUP, IT IS DONE RIGHT AND THE MORE YOU HEAR IT, THE MORE YOU WILL ENJOY IT. I LIKE ANY CD BY LOS STRAIGHTJACKETS, AND THEY ARE EVEN BETTER TO SEE LIVE THAN TO HEAR ON A DISC.
What A Cool Detour... 28 July 2007
By Carlos D. Tres - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
...for Los Straitjackets. These guys known for their flawless and energetic surfing instrumental music decide to dig up some old relics from Mexico and do a historically significant CD. This CD is excellent...raw...basic...soulful...Spanish is an awesome language for rockabilly...this is the Buena Vista Social Club of Mexican rockabilly.

Make sure to listen to the very cool interviews on NPR on the World Cafe and Fresh Air on the making of this album.
very cool man 24 Nov 2012
By Tommy G. Thompsom - Published on Amazon.com
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these dudes are the coolest check them out ! they are the best n kidding really no lie man man
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