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Sunday, May 1, 2011


One of the best shows I've seen in recent years took place at Nick's Taste Of Texas in Covina, California last night. Promoter, Ruben Molina put together a "cavalcade of stars"  who performed a "cavalcade of hits" from Southwest Louisiana R&B to Westside Classics to Doo Wop to Chicano Soul.

  Alfred Garcia of Alfred & Joe fame ("Darling Dear") was honored before the show.

It was a special treat to hear him sing "Darling Dear" accapella with Greg Esparza and Johnny B back stage.

Every song by every artist was a highlight on this star studded show and I will just name a few. A young girl named Dahlia with doo wop singer Jonny B performed a version of the Students "My Vow To You" that knocked my socks off.  They also sang "Queen Of My Heart" Greg Esparza of Thee Midniters and Jonny B sang "Darling Dear" in a tribute to Alfred Garcia. Greg Esparaza sang one of my all-time favorite tunes "It'll Never Be Over For Me"

Rico Del Barrio from San Antonio, Texas sang "No More Foolish Pride" an original composition from his CD "From The Shadows Of Legends" The tune really knocked me out and I highly recommend you seek out a copy to hear him for yourself.

The most incredible performance of the night was David Luna & Ray Juarez of The Royal Chessmen performing the Eastside classic "Begging You" They too were honored before the show.

You can catch the video here:

If any of these artists ever play at a venue near you please check them out. Also please support these artists by buying their music.

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