Los Lobos' joyful, rollicking version of "I Wanna Be Like You" (The Monkey Song) from The Jungle Book
appeared on the 1988 compilation Stay Awake
, along with Suzanne Vega, Tom Waits and Sinead O'Connor and others taking on Disney classics. It only took the band a couple decades to put out the all-Disney compilation, Los Lobos Goes Disney
-- a godsend for those of us parents who find that most children's music makes us want to throw ourselves under the wheels on the bus. (And as far as, "Old MacDonald" -- that one can go live in the barn for e-i-e-i-eons.) Before their nighttime show tonight at Royce Hall, Los Lobos will play a special show at a family-friendly hour this weekend, where you can let your hair down to their roots-rocking versions of "Cruella De Vil," "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" and "Bare Necessities." And if you're one of those child-free adults who likes to dance like a monkey, this is the show for you.
Sat., Jan. 30, 2 & 8 p.m., 2010