...And a Time to Dance

...And a Time to Dance is a 1983 EP by Los Lobos. It was co-produced by T-Bone Burnett and Steve Berlin (not yet a full-time member of the band) and was the band's first release on Slash Records. The EP brought the band its first wide acclaim. It was voted best EP of the year in the Village Voice's influential Pazz & Jop critics poll.[4] Critic Robert Christgau gave the record an "A-" in his Consumer Guide, calling it "good old rock and roll East L.A. style."[5] Trouser Press raved about "a spicy romp (in two languages) back and forth across musical borders few can traverse with such ease,"[6] while Rolling Stone called it "an infectious dance record that deserves to be heard by rock fans."[2]

...And a Time to Dance
EP by
Recorded1983, Warner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood
Enactron, Burbank
GenreTex-Mex, Rock en Español, Chicano rock, roots rock, new wave
Label Slash
Rough Trade
ProducerT-Bone Burnett, Steve Berlin
Los Lobos chronology
Los Lobos Del Este De Los Angeles
...And a Time to Dance
How Will the Wolf Survive?
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone[2]
Robert ChristgauA-[3]

The track "Anselma" won the first Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance. The album was mixed and recorded entirely digital

Track listing

Side One
1."Let's Say Goodnight"David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez2:30
2."Walking Song"David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez2:45
3."Anselma"Cesar Suedan, Guadalupe Trigo3:04
Side Two
4."Come On Let's Go"Ritchie Valens2:08
5."How Much Can I Do?"David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez2:34
6."Why Do You Do"Cesar Rosas2:17
7."Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio"Don Santiago Jimenez2:31


Additional personnel


  1. Deming, Mark. "...And a Time to Dance - Los Lobos". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  2. Pond, Steve. "Los Lobos: And A Time To Dance". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  3. Christgau, Robert. ". . . And a Time to Dance [Slash EP, 1983]". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  4. The 1983 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll
  5. Consumer Guide
  6. Trouser Press
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