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Friday, September 9, 2022

KEEPIN" THE MUSIC ALIVE - MARK GUERRERO'S EAST LA MUSIC STORIES



Mark Guerrero began playing in Rock & Roll bands at the age of 12. He led the popular East Los Angeles band, Mark and The Escorts who recorded two singles for GNP Crescendo Records. Mark has also recorded as a solo artist for Ode Records (produced by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lou Adler), Capitol Records and his group Tango for A&M Records. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Herb Alpert, Trini Lopez, Chan Romero and his late father Lalo Guerrero, known as the father of Chicano Music. Mark has performed in concert with his own bands and with Redbone, Eric Burdon, El Chicano, Tierra, Lalo Guerrero and many others. As a Chicano and East LA music historian, Mark has written over several hundred articles, hosts a radio podcast, interviewed hundreds of artists, has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs, consulted for museums and lectured at universities. Mark's 1972 song and record, "I'm Brown" has been twice displayed in 2009 and 2022 at the Grammy Museum in an exhibit called "Songs Of Conscious Sounds Of Freedom"

Mark Guerrero's "East LA Music Stories" is a series of interviews with artists who are part of the history of the music that has emerged from East Los Angeles. Mark interviews Eastside legends such as Little Willie G, Chan Romero, Little Ray Jimenez, Lawrence Perez of The Premiers and Sal Murillo of the Blendells. Sit back and listen as Mark takes you on a journey back in time in the artists own words to when the Eastside Sound was heard on local radio stations and at venues in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond.

Links for each program are provided:

Episode 1: Anthony Baray Of The Emeralds

Episode 2: Bobby Rodriguez

                                                                                                                                                                             Episode 3: Little Willie G


Episode 4: Geree 



Episode 5: George Ochoa of Yaqui


Episode 6: Lawrence Perez of The Premiers


Episode 7: Sal Murillo of the Blendells


Episode 8: Chan Romero


Episode 9: Bobby Avila


Episode 10: Ramon "Little Ray" Jimenez


Episode 11: Art Brambila


Episode 12: Hank Barrio of Elijah


Episode 13: Tom Bray of Elijah


Episode 14: Bobby & Joey Delgado of the Delgado Brothers



Episode 15: Eddie Delgado



For more information about Mark and the Eastside Sound please visit Mark's blog:


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SOLELY FOR HISTORICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

Thursday, July 7, 2022

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOU TUBE CHANNEL: EASTLAGUY

 Dear friends and lovers of the EastSide Sound. I am trying to reach by goal of 1000 subscribers and need your help. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel EastLAGuy and please tell your friends to do the same.

I am trying to keep alive the music of this genre, the Eastside Sound, an important and forgotten part of the history of rock and roll. Please help. Thank You!!

You may follow this link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCne5WWwX3kaBZZejnN9_5Qg




Wednesday, September 1, 2021

 EASTSIDE ARTISTS



Alfred & Joe

(Alfredo Garcia & Jose Silva)



The Heartbreakers

(Benny & Joe Rodriguez)


The Little Heartbreakers

(Gilbert & Eddie Rodriguez)


The Salas Brothers

(Rudy & Steve Salas)


Trish Toledo


Ritchie Valens


Little Willie G



Manuel "Manny" Chavez" and Herman "Sonny" Chaney



Ruben Guevara





Mary Lou Zuetta (Unzetta) of the Velveteens



The Triangles

(Lucy Duran, Reuben Prado, Frankie Gonzales)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

EASTSIDE BANDS - PART 4

 

The Romancers (1964)

Ralph Ventura, Manuel Rodriguez, Albert "Bobby" Hernandez, Cesar Valverde, Max Uballez, Manuel Mosqueda


The Romancers (1962)


Frank Chavez, Anthony "Beaver" Carroll, Mario Panagua, Adrian Sansone


Thee Emeralds

Anthony Baray, Sammy "Bones" Ramos, Ray Rosa, Mike Mercado, Ray Ballasteros, Jessie Perez,

Jacob Padilla, Fred Gonzalez, Andy


Armenta Brothers (1948)

Thee Enchantments

Lead singer - Eddie Serrano



The Desires
Albert Martinez, Tony Velasquez, Rebecca Salcedo, Ricky Sanchez, Ben Velasquez


The Desires

Ben Velasquez, Tony Velasquez, Rebecca Salcedo, Frank Soliz, Albert Martinez, Ricky Sanchez


 Donny & The Bi-Langos

Sonny Sochil, Donny Vasquez, Moe Estevene, Lupe "Raider" Rivera


The Prophets
Bill Reyes, Bobby Hernandez, Tom Fuentes, Gil Mendiaz, Dave Parsley, John DeLuna, unknown



The Entertainers 
Don Richards, Abe Belardo, Tyree Johns
backed by The Etalons (Salesian High Rock & Roll Show, 1967)


The Relations
(Vidal Bermudez, Mauricio Santiago, Ramon Ray Ayala)


Thee Essents
(Members: Manuel Najera, Robert Ramirez, Richard Curiel, Rosiendo Santisteban, 
Ralph Zarate, David Romero, Joe Lopez, Ronnie Martinez, Gilbert Pineda)


                                              Thee Essents (20021)




MACONDO:
Backing Vocals – Albert Hernandez, Congas – Lee Pastore, Drums – Frank Martinez, Electric Bass – Ron Chretin, Guitar – Albert Hernandez, Organ – Fred Ramirez, Percussion – Eddie Caicedo, Lee Pastore*, Piano – Fred Ramirez, Rhythm Guitar – Max Uballez, Timbales – Eddie Caicedo, Vibraphone – Fred Ramirez, Vocals – Max Uballez


The vocal group, The Matadors were originally from Calexico, Mexico where they began as the Continentals, Group members were Jimmy & David Meza, Robert Estrada and Carlos Montejano. The group became popular in the San Gabriel Valley area of California.





CHICO: Joe Espinoza (bass & vocals), Bertha Oropeza (lead vocals & percussion), Adolfo Fuzzy"Martinez (alto, tenor & soprano sax, flute, clarinet & vocals), Danny Diaz (guitar & vocals),Gilbert "Papo" Avila (trumpet, flugelhorn, congas & vocals), Bill Keis (Guillermo Llaves) (keyboards)




Wednesday, July 29, 2020

VINYL CLASSICS - PACHUCO SOUL! A COLLECTION OF VINTAGE EAST LA GROOVES





Released in 2004 by Vampisoul Records, PACHUCO SOUL is a two-record set of 30 tracks culled from the archives of the Rampart & Gordo label.

The tracks are a mix of garage, rock, soul and funk. A collection of vintage East LA grooves.
The compact disc version, also released in 2004 has already been reviewed on my blog.

The killer tracks here that make it worth the hunt are the Salas Brothers "One Like Mine", the Majestics "(I Love Her So Much) It Hurts Me" & Willie G's "Brown Baby"

Also included are some certified rarities like Sarah James & The Soul Babies "Takin' Care Of Business" and Sammy lee & The Summits "Hey Joe"














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SOLELY FOR HISTORICAL & EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES & A GUIDE FOR RECORD COLLECTORS!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

VINYL CLASSICS - THE GIRLS NAME LABEL OLDIES LPS

After discovering Rock & Roll in the late 1950's, I began listening to the radio every evening doing my home work and then again as i would fall asleep with my transistor by my side in bed.

I spun the dial a lot especially late at night the Mighty 1090, XERB, XPRS, KRLA, KHJ, KFWB, KDAY, KRLD, KALI, KGFJ and on.

I remember hearing Wolfman Jack and Huggy Boy on the various stations doing radio promos for a set of oldies albums you could order through the mail. A collection of over 80 of your favorites.

From 1967-1969 I was a disc jockey on the college radio station KELA, Huskie Radio, the voice of East Los Angeles College. In need of some tune for my oldies show I ordered a set.

To my surprise they did not come with album jackets but came in white paper sleeves. Not knowing it at the time this was my first encounter with "bootlegs"

Over the years I have seen this same set of oldies pressed on different labels in record stores, The saet I have used girls names on the record label.

I can't even guess how many of these were sold by mail by various record stations but I am sure they are getting scarce.






















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SOLELY FOR HISTORICAL & EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES