Los Lobos Goes Disney

Los Lobos Goes Disney is a covers album by the Mexican American rock group Los Lobos, on which the band interprets songs from the Disney catalogue, most of which were featured in their animated films.[3] It was released on 27 October 2009 through Disney Sound.[4]

Los Lobos Goes Disney
Studio album by
Released27 October 2009
StudioCRG Studio, Rowland Heights, California
GenreRock, children's music
LabelDisney Sound
ProducerLos Lobos
Los Lobos chronology
The Town and the City
Los Lobos Goes Disney
Tin Can Trust
Professional ratings
Review scores
Glide Magazine[2]
The Music Box[3]

The album blends different musical styles across thirteen songs, such as rock and roll, surf-rock, Americana, country folk, Mexican norteño and Tejano music, Cajun, zydeco, ska, and blues jazz.[1][2][3][5][6] Los Lobos saxophone player Steve Berlin said, "The kids record doesn't sound like a kids record. It just sounds like Los Lobos playing funky old songs."[4]


AllMusic reviewer William Ruhlmann gave the album a rating of three-and-a-half stars out of five, and wrote, "Los Lobos Goes Disney could have been called Disney goes Los Lobos instead, since the group applies its familiar mixture of musical styles to Disney songs." He added that the band's interpretations "are hardly definitive, but they are enjoyable".[1]

Doug Collette, writing for Glide Magazine, gave it five out of ten, saying that right from the start of album opener "Heigh Ho", "it’s apparent Los Lobos inhabit the music as much as it inhabits them. An onslaught of percussion gives way to chanting in Spanish, an arrangement that might just as easily adorn one of the band’s originals." Collette also felt that the band were "as tasteful as usual throughout".[2]

John Metzger of The Music Box magazine gave the album three stars out of five, and said that the original songs aren’t necessarily well suited to Los Lobos’ style, "so the success of Los Lobos Goes Disney largely is dependent upon the band’s ability to find a unique perspective for delivering this material ... the results are merely adequate, even if they are passively enjoyable."[3]

The Fowler Tribune's Patrick Varine called it "a really, really entertaining cover album", and said that it "plays just as well for kids as it will for adults".[7]

Track listing

1."Heigh-Ho" (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)Larry Morey, Frank Churchill2:37
2."I Wan'na Be Like You" (from The Jungle Book)Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman3:38
3."Not in Nottingham" (from Robin Hood)Roger Miller3:19
4."The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room" (from The Enchanted Tiki Room)Sherman, Sherman2:50
5."Grim Grinning Ghosts" (from The Haunted Mansion)Francis Xavier Atencio, Buddy Baker3:32
6."I Will Go Sailing No More" (from Toy Story)Randy Newman2:22
7."The Ugly Bug Ball" (from Summer Magic)Sherman, Sherman3:27
8."Cruella De Vil" (from 101 Dalmatians)Mel Leven3:47
9."Bella Notte" (from Lady and the Tramp)Sonny Burke, Peggy Lee2:50
10."Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (from Song of the South)Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel2:48
11."The Bare Necessities" (from The Jungle Book)Terry Gilkyson2:58
12."Oo-De-Lally" (from Robin Hood)Miller2:09
13."When You Wish Upon a Star / It's a Small World" (from Pinocchio / "it's a small world")Leigh Harline, Ned Washington / Sherman, Sherman2:27


Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[8]

Los Lobos
Additional musicians
  • Cougar Estrada – drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Vicki Rosas – vocals on "Grim Grinning Ghosts"
  • Los Lobos – producer
  • Mark Johnson – engineer, mixing
  • Greg Morgenstein – engineer, mixing
  • Dave McNair – mastering
  • Mando Tavares – production assistance
  • Louie Pérez – art direction
  • Steve Gerdes – art direction
  • Anabel Sinn – album design
  • Louie Pérez III – drawing


  1. Ruhlmann, William. "Los Lobos Goes Disney – AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  2. Collette, Doug (7 December 2009). "Los Lobos Goes Disney – Glide Magazine Review". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  3. Metzger, John (13 May 2010). "Los Lobos Goes Disney – Music Box Review". The Music Box. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  4. Los Lobos Goes Disney press release. loslobos.org. Retrieved on 16 August 2019.
  5. Hund, Peter (26 November 2009). "Los Lobos Goes Disney – Good New Music Review". goodnewmusic.com. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  6. Oksenhorn, Stewart (25 February 2010). "CD reviews: Discs that are sure to spice up your playlist". The Aspen Times. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  7. Varine, Patrick (9 November 2009). "Los Lobos Goes Disney – The Fowler Tribune Review". The Fowler Tribune. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  8. Los Lobos Goes Disney (CD liner notes). Los Lobos. Disney Sound. 2009.CS1 maint: others (link)
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