Eddie Dimas :: Por Perdido Amor

“For lost love.” Recorded by a 17-year-old Eddie Dimas and his band the Upsets, “Por Perdido Amor” is a woozy ode to love gone wrong. The song was put to tape in Audio Recorders studio — a hallowed Phoenix room where hits by Lee Hazlewood, Waylon Jennings, and Duane Eddy were recorded — and each line is sung with bruised pride.

Though Dimas and the Upsets’ biggest hit, 1966’s “El Mosquito,” favors an instrumental ranchera vibe, “Por Perdido Amor” is a classic slice of Norteî±o soul, tilting lovingly toward Dimas’ affinity for R&B. "His favorite was . . .

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