Los Lobos Performs On ‘Kimmel’

Watch the band play "Love Special Delivery" as well as a three-song off-air set.

By Scott Bernstein Aug 17, 2022 8:26 am PDT

Los Lobos served as the musical guests on Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Los Angeles-based rock band performed “Love Special Delivery” by Thee Midniters for the broadcast and also played a three-song set off-air for the Kimmel audience, footage of which was shared by the show.

“Love Special Delivery” is featured on Los Lobos’ latest album, 2021’s Native Sons. The band prepped the 13-track LP as a “love letter to Los Angeles” with the aim of “mapping their musical DNA as a kaleidoscopic selection of tribute songs from their homeland.” Native Sons includes Los Lobos’ takes on 12 songs from various artists associated with Los Angeles as well as the original “Native Son.”

Guitarist Cesar Rosas led the band through “Chuco’s Cumbia” from their 2006 studio album, The Town And The City to start the off-air set. David Hidalgo then helmed “Native Son” and a cover of the Beach Boys’ “Sail On, Sailor.” Originally released by the Beach Boys on 1973’s Holland, “Sail On, Sailor” was among the songs featured on Native Sons. Last night’s Colbert was guest hosted by Al Franken.

Watch Los Lobos’ “Love Special Delivery” and off-air Jimmy Kimmel Live performances below:

Love Special Delivery

Chuco’s Cumbia, Native Son, Sail On, Sailor

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