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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

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"














NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED!!

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.






















NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED!!

SOLELY FOR HISTORICAL & EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

Saturday, April 18, 2020

CHICO MANQUEROS - SUAVE GROOVES SHOW, THE LIVE FROM EAST LOS SHOW AND THE HEAVENLY SOUL SHOW

CATCH THESE FINE SHOWS HOSTED BY CHICO MANQUEROS


LIVE FROM EAST LOS SHOW SATURDAY 9 TO 11 PM PST:




           SUAVE GROOVES SHOW THURSDAYS 6 TO 8 PM PST:



         HEAVENLY SOUL SHOW SUNDAYS FROM 8 TO 10 AM PST:
                   WITH HOST LITTLE WILLIE G




Tune in to check out some fine rolas from: Thee E.L.A. Philharmonic, Joe Jama, Latin Soul Project, Los Cochinos, La Mission Band, Hispanic All-Stars, Jorge Santana, Mestizo, Louie & Lorenzo, Louie MendezLorenzo Martinez, Tropic 2 band, Thee Midniters, Little Willie G., Joe Bataan, Tierra, Easy Company Band, Willie Bobo, Joey Cota, Mirah Miriah Avila, Durand Jones, Sunny Ozuna, Jay Wiggins, Ray Jay & The Eastsiders, Brenda and the Tabulations, Smokey Robinson, Billy Stewart, Broken Hearts, Mayer Hawthorne, Marvin Gaye, The Cause, Los Lobos y mucho mas.

Also many in-studio guests!!