Article, Videos & Photos by Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media (see photo gallery below)
What a great time this past weekend as members of Chicano Music Hall of Fame inductee – The Mood Express reunited in Denver, Saturday, November 23rd for a 40th Reunion Dance Concert at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. (see Mambo video)… (see La Bamba video)…(see selena bitty bitty bom bom video)…(see War “All Day Music Video)…(see Earth Wind & Fire video)
It was like one big happy family holiday reunion. There were lots of hugs, kisses and handshakes going around as so many people were glad to renew acquaintances and friendships. Everyone was in a holiday mood as the sold out jam packed crowd danced the night away.
The band played a variety of music from War to Tower of Power to Mambo, Cumbias, Rancheras and more.
Band leader Ervin Lucero was joined onstage by many long time Denver musicians including 88 year old Freddy Rodriquez and his son Freddy Rodriquez Jr. Timbalero Gary Sosias flew in from the east coast to join the fun . Conjunto Colores’ Francisco Mejia joined the amazing percussion ensemble, plus a horn section that couldn’t be beat and many more
The only downer was the party ended way to early at 11pm. Most were not ready to leave and hung around long after wanting to keep the party going.