April Showers: Boogaloo With Freddy Fender

Sorry folks, I kinda vanished for the month of March. In fact, I really haven’t been checking my email either. So If I haven’t gotten back to you, please do not be offended. For you see I come from a very long line of family members who are really good at disappearing from time to time. Nevertheless, I wanted to share one email I got. And HOLY SHIT!!! it was like opening a really awesome birthday present.


From Aram Delgado (El Guapo):

Hola, que paso? I’ve been really enjoying your blog, It’s really hard to find good info on latino booty shakers out there. I thought I would pass on a find of mine from a few years ago and thought it might be a good post for your blog.

It’s a rare one from one of the Chicano Kings Mr. Freddy Fender. It’s amazing the variety of music this guy has done, not sure where to put this one? Soul? Psych? Your guess is as good as mine. I tried to find some more info on it but it was pretty limited. I gave an mp3 of this to sports casual after he begged me for it, I figured I had danced my ass off in his Brooklyn joint so many times It was least I could do. Anyway I thought you would enjoy this one, that is if don’t already have it.

1. Freddy Fender & The Comancheros: Boogaloo en Monterey

Label: Discos Dominante DD-590-A (I’m assuming it’s 196??)

Sorry it’s a bit scratchy, but I have only ever seen one other so I was happy to take this one with no complaints. I wish I had an mp3 of the B-side, It’s an old school 50’s style rock & roll balada, half in Spanish half in English, but very Mexican with what sounds like a Bajo Sexto guitar up front. Anyway I hope you enjoy it, hope you can use it. Cheers!

– Aram Delgado (El Guapo)


Yo Aram I’ve already listened to your download like 100 times. I fucking love Freddy Fender. I have like 10 45’s from the early to mid 60’s. From garage, rock, to ska, and when I find them I’ll post em’. But I do not have this joint, never heard it before. Amazing!!! Thank You!!!

– Sonido Franko

7 Responses to “April Showers: Boogaloo With Freddy Fender”

  1. 2 El Guapo April 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    That should be “Sportcasual” sorry Sacha if your reading this.

  2. 3 ben April 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks ! great tune !

  3. 4 josephfranko April 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    yeah this song is amazing. floored me.

  4. 5 Sport Casual April 5, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Hey Aram! WTF, I just sent an email to someone this morning trying to get their copy. And it’s all your fault from that DJ gig at Royale! Please trade me yours now.

    Sascha in BK

  5. 7 Thomas May 11, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Nice! I’ve heard OF this record but I’ve never actually heard the record. Someone once told me Freddy had to flee to Mexico due to a warrant out for his arrest and recorded this while laying low south of the border. Admittedly, it’s total hearsay but it sure makes for a great story and it just might be true!

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