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Thursday, September 8, 2011

EASTSIDE LEGENDS - THE PEREZ BROTHERS






                 (Photos courtesy of Renee (Gordy's daughter)


The Perez Brothers were the Hispanic duo of Ralph "Gordy" Perez and Louie Perez. They hailed from Canoga Park, California. On their 1963 recording of "(At Night) Dream A Little Dream" and "I'm Truly Truly Yours" the brothers were backed by the group, The Gents.

Louie "Donsi" Perez (vocals,bass)
Raplh "Gordy" Perez (vocals, drums)
Danny Rosales (keyboards)
Gil Rocha (vibes)
Sal Barragan (sax)
Phil Barragan (trumpet)
Gil Luna (trumpet)
Dick Lowe (trumpet)
Walter Takate (trumpet)


  The single was funded by Ofie Martinez, a woman who broadcast a radio show from the San Fernando valley and also ran a record shop in Pacoima. The single was released on the Ofie label (Ofie 200) and on the Wolfie label (Wolfie 103).
  "(At Night) Dream A Little Dream is a remake of a tune by Fred Parris & The New Yorkers. "I'm Truly Truly Yours" is a remake of a Robert & Johnny tune.

The single caught on quickly in the Los Angeles area & the duo performed at many venues such as the Monebello Ball Room, the Shrine Auditorium and the El Monte Legion Stadium. They were also featured on several televison dance shows including Larry McCormick's "Kicksville".


  Both "Dream A Little Dream" and "Truly Truly Yours" are Eastside Classics.












You May Listen To The Perez Brothers "Dream A Little Dream" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fyswfcveLw

You May Listen To The Perez Brothers "I'm Truly Truly Yours" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTWcfIMu9KU




Photo courtesy of Gilbert Rocha


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Soley for historical, educational and listening pleasure.

 




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