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.
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.
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El Bebop Kid - Part 2: In English (Uk)
Artist: Freddy Fender
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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 1
10. Freddy Fender  Since I Met You Baby 1
11. Freddy Fender  Little Mama 1
12. Scotty Wayne  Find Somebody New 1
13. Scotty Wayne  Only One 1
14. Scotty Wayne  I'm Gonna Leave 1
15. Scotty Wayne  Pretty Baby 1
16. Scotty Wayne  Sweet Summer Day 1
17. Freddy Fender ; Boo  Something on Your Mind 1
18. Scotty Wayne  Roobie Doobie 1
19. Scotty Wayne  You Told Me You Loved Me 2
20. Scotty Wayne  Louisiana Blues 2
21. Scotty Wayne  Too Late to Remedy 2
22. Scotty Wayne  Go on Baby (I?Can Do Without You) 2
23. Freddy Fender  My Happy Days Have Gone Away 2
24. Freddy Fender  Our Pledge of Love 2
25. Freddy Fender  I?Hope Someday You'll Forgive Me 2
26. Freddy Fender  Hello Loneliness 2
27. Freddy Fender  My River 2
28. Freddy Fender  Quit Shucking Me Baby 2
29. Freddy Fender  Bye Bye Little Angel 3
30. Freddy Fender  Oh My Love 3
31. Freddy Fender  Glow of Your Love 3
32. Freddy Fender  Gonna Be Looking

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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.