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Tribe of Gypsies

"I rarely get my doors blown off, but by golly, I'm legitimately floored by these guys" - Hard Roxx magazine
"An eye-opening affair, Tribe of Gypsies is one of the strongest rock debuts of the mid-'90s" - All Music Guide

Album - Lyrics - Reviews

Tribe of Gypsies is the Tribe's first full-length album.
Initially, all lead vocals were recorded with David Young, the Tribe's original singer.
But when Dean Ortega decided to join the band, he re-did all the vocals.

A  promo video for We All Bleed Red was shot in London during the Balls To Picasso sessions.

Release date: 21/01/96 - Ref: JVC/Victor VICP-5773

En Mi Barrio Tribe of Gypsies 3:03
In The Middle Roy Z, E. Casillas, D. Ortega 4:52
Death Song Roy Z, E. Casillas, D. Ortega 5:46
Guajira Roy Z, D. Ortega 4:40
Walking On Water Roy Z, E. Casillas, D. Ortega, D. Van Booven 5:17
Mero Mero Mambo
Full MP3 song
Roy Z 2:45
Party (Eddie's Thumb)
Full MP3 song
Roy Z, E. Casillas, D. Van Booven 4:13
Firedance Roy Z, D. Ortega 5:31
Thinking Of You Roy Z, E. Casillas, D. Ortega 6:18
We All Bleed Red Tribe of Gypsies 7:07
Crazy Love Tribe of Gypsies 4:25
I'm So Close Roy Z, D. Ortega 5:51
Conjuring Of The Soul Roy Z 1:49

Guitar tabs : tab #1 - tab #2 - tab #3
(from Guitar magazine, vol. 17, November 1996)

Roy Z : guitar, vocals & percussion
Dean Ortega : vocals, acoustic guitars & percussion
Edward Casillas : bass guitar, vocals & percussion
Mario Aguilar : timbales & percussion
David Ingraham : drums & percussion

Doug Van Booven: congas, percussion & vocals
Dee Dee Bellson: background vocals on Firedance
Lee Oskar: harmonica
Ray Rodriguez, Greg Shultz, Mike Baum, Richard Baker, John Nunn : additional keyboards
Sal Rodriguez, Mario Quiroga, Chino Rodriguez, Linda Bahia, Mike Stone : additional background vocals

Produced by Roy Z
Co-produced by Shay Baby & the Tribe of Gypsies
Engineered by Joe Floyd, Sean Kenesie, Shay Baby, Bill Cooper
Assistant Engineers: Matt Westfield, John Boutin, Eric Greedy
Mixed at A&M Studios, Los Angeles by Joe Barresi, assisted by Chad Bamford
Recorded at Silver Cloud, Burbank, CA; American Recording, Woodland Hills,CA; Goodnight L.A., Van Nuys, CA.