Ritchie Valens (studio album) by Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 2,379th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 76 votes)
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RITCHIE VALENS "Ritchie Valens" 1959 Del-Fi EP VG!
Condition: Used

RITCHIE VALENS - RITCHIE (2nd Album) 1959 Del-Fi DFLP-1206 1st Edition Mono - VG
Condition: Used

Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens [Used Very Good Vinyl LP] Spain - Import
Condition: Used

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This album is rated in the top 14% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.6/100, a mean average of 73.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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From 01/20/2016 23:58
Pretty cool to have a song in Spanish be so big in the states at a time when racism was so big.
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From 05/03/2012 01:50
For such a young kid from such simple beginnings, he crafted simple melodies and catchy hooks as well as anyone in his time. As big of a loss as Buddy Holly.
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