Guess where I found this album?
That's right... over at the blog of Ernie (Not Bert).
Please forward all e-mails and comments to Ernie, not ME! But I digress...
Long before 98 Degrees, the Backstreet Boys, N'SYNC. Take 5, and Boyzone... Long before Hanson, The Moffats, Boyz II Men, New Edition, and New Kids On The Block... there was a boy band named for a Mexican soup.
Started in Puerto Rico in 1977, Menudo was the biggest selling act in Latin music throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Menudo has had more members than any other band (including the Grateful Dead and the Beach Boys) thanks to its policy of "you're out of the band when either you reach 16 years old or your voice changes".
If you think you can handle the full history of this band, click on this Wikipedia link. We wish you luck.
This album was released at Christmas, 1983 - six months before they recorded the title track to "Cannonball Run II" (a career highlight for sure) and one year before Ricky Martin broke in with the band.
As for the music...
On to the next new Christmas CD in my collection...