Freddy FENDER - El Bebop Kid - Part 2: In English

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Long before he became a Country Crossover superstar in the 1970s, FREDDY FENDER was a teenage rock & roll star in his native Mexico, under his real name, Baldemar Huerta.

The very first Hispanic rock & roller, nicknamed 'El Bebop Kid', he initially sang Spanish language cover versions of contemporaneous American rock & roll hits, before starting to write his own songs (see JASCD1066).

He changed his stage name to 'Freddy Fender' in 1959 in order to appeal to the US market - as he famously said, 'To sell better with Gringos!' - and began to record in English.

After being busted in 1960 for a marijuana offence, he was incarcerated in Angola State Prison, Louisiana; while inside he had records released as both Freddy Fender and Scotty Wayne, while he also recorded an LP, 'Inside Louisiana State Prison', backed by other prison inmates.

This unique compilation presents the very best of his English language recordings between 1959-1961, the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled.

Much of this material is notoriously hard to find elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

1. FREDDY FENDER - MEAN WOMAN
2. FREDDY FENDER - HOLY ONE
3. FREDDY FENDER - WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS
4. FREDDY FENDER - SAN ANTONIA ROCK
5. FREDDY FENDER - I CAN'T REMEMBER WHEN I DIDN'T LOVE YOU
6. FREDDY FENDER - A MAN CAN CRY
7. FREDDY FENDER - YOU'RE SOMETHING ELSE FOR ME
8. FREDDY FENDER - CRAZY BABY
9. FREDDY FENDER - WILD SIDE OF LIFE
10. FREDDY FENDER - SINCE I MET YOU BABY
11. FREDDY FENDER - LITTLE MAMA
12. SCOTTY WAYNE - FIND SOMEBODY NEW
13. SCOTTY WAYNE - ONLY ONE
14. SCOTTY WAYNE - I'M GONNA LEAVE
15. SCOTTY WAYNE - PRETTY BABY
16. SCOTTY WAYNE - SWEET SUMMER DAY
17. FREDDY FENDER & BOO - SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND
18. SCOTTY WAYNE - ROOBIE DOOBIE
19. SCOTTY WAYNE - YOU TOLD ME YOU LOVED ME
20. SCOTTY WAYNE - LOUISIANA BLUES
21. SCOTTY WAYNE - TOO LATE TO REMEDY
22. SCOTTY WAYNE - GO ON BABY (I Can Do Without You)
23. FREDDY FENDER - MY HAPPY DAYS HAVE GONE AWAY
24. FREDDY FENDER - OUR PLEDGE OF LOVE
25. FREDDY FENDER - I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU'LL FORGIVE ME
26. FREDDY FENDER - HELLO LONELINESS
27. FREDDY FENDER - MY RIVER
28. FREDDY FENDER - QUIT SHUCKING ME BABY
29. FREDDY FENDER - BYE BYE LITTLE ANGEL
30. FREDDY FENDER - OH MY LOVE
31. FREDDY FENDER - GLOW OF YOUR LOVE
32. FREDDY FENDER - GONNA BE LOOKING

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
July 10th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No
604988 10722 7