Day 11: Lowrider Soul

I’m not sure if Ruly Garcia and Rulie Garcia are actually the same person. To make things even more confusing, Rulie Garcia is none other than East L.A. Chicano superstar Johnny Chingas. And for the life of me I couldn’t track down my Brown Brothers Of Soul 45 “Cholo“, which I desperately tried to find to stick into this post. Oh yeah, the Brown Brothers Of Soul is Johnny Chingas. So let me clarify a few things. The Brown Brothers Of Soul is Johnny Chingas, who is Rulie Garcia, who actually might be Ruly Garcia. Are you guys following me so far? But what’s in name anyway? My homeboy Ambrosio who is from Mexico must have like 6 different social security numbers and like 6 different names. I guess sometimes its just better to roll with all sorts allias’ whilst living in California.

1. Ruly Garcia y Su Conjunto: Sol Latino

2. Rulie Garcia And The East L.A. Congregation: Que Pasa (What’s Happening)

5 Responses to “Day 11: Lowrider Soul”

  1. 1 alejandro February 12, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Thanks! These 45 are awesome, never seen the Sol Latino before. I had heard about Rulie G being the same Johnny Chingas but thought it was more of a rumor, the songs I had heard from both sound kind of different. But like you said, who knows…
    In any case I had posted a few months ago the Brown Borothers of Soul track you mention on my Blog, so if anyone wants to listen to “Cholo”, here it is:

    It’s one of the greasiest Hammond tunes of all time!!

  2. 2 Lengua February 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Jonny Chingas & J-Vibe

  3. 4 Mas Exitos April 11, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Yes. Ruly-Rulie Garcia is the artist known later as “Johnny Chingas.”
    The multi-talented Garcia started his career back in the late fifties with the Imperials from Glendale, Ca. and recorded throughout the sixties as Rulie Garcia, The Garcia Brothers, and the Brown Brothers of Soul. His hometown roots is from Highland Park (LA), Califas.


  4. 5 FileMuncher April 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I`ve been looking for Que Pasa for ages

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