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. 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!" - at which point he began to record in English (see JASCD1072). After being busted in 1960 for a marijuana offence, he was incarcerated in Angola State Prison, Louisiana; whilst inside, he recorded an LP?and several 45s as "Eddie Con Los Shades", and further Spanish language sides as Freddy Fender. This unique compilation presents the very best of his Spanish language recordings between 1957-1961, 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. 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!" - at which point he began to record in English (see JASCD1072). After being busted in 1960 for a marijuana offence, he was incarcerated in Angola State Prison, Louisiana; whilst inside, he recorded an LP?and several 45s as "Eddie Con Los Shades", and further Spanish language sides as Freddy Fender. This unique compilation presents the very best of his Spanish language recordings between 1957-1961, 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 1 - En Espanol (Uk)
Artist: Freddy Fender
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1. BALDEMAR HUERTA  NO SEAS CRUEL (Don't Be Cruel)
2. BALDEMAR HUERTA  AY AMOR (Holy One; Only One)
3. BALDEMAR HUERTA  CANTANDO LOS BLUES (Singing The Blues)
4. BALDEMAR HUERTA  PUERTA VERDE (Green Door)
5. BALDEMAR HUERTA  SI ESTUVIERAS A MI LADO
6. BALDEMAR HUERTA  LOS OJOS DE PANCHA
7. BALDEMAR HUERTA  MARIANNE
8. BALDEMAR HUERTA  ESE SERA EL DIA (That'll Be The Day)
9. BALDEMAR HUERTA  EN MEDIO DE UNA ISLA (In The Middle Of An Island) 1
10. BALDEMAR HUERTA  EL ROCK DE LA CARCEL (Jailhouse Rock) 1
11. BALDEMAR HUERTA  ENRIQUETA (Henrietta) 1
12. BALDEMAR HUERTA  ENCAJE DE CHANTILLY (Chantilly Lace) 1
13. BALDEMAR HUERTA  EL TWIST 1
14. BALDEMAR HUERTA  ROCANROLEANDO 1
15. BALDEMAR HUERTA  JAMAS CORAZON 1
16. EDDIE CON LOS SHADES  DESDE QUE CONOSCO (Since I Met You Baby) 1
17. EDDIE CON LOS SHADES  ACAPULCO ROCK 1
18. EDDIE CON LOS SHADES  NO ESTA AQUI 1
19. EDDIE CON LOS SHADES  QUE MALA 2
20. EDDIE CON LOS SHADES  MI NIENA 2
21. EDDIE CON LOS SHADES  LUCY, LUCY 2
22. EDDIE CON LOS SHADES  DIME SI ME VAS A VER 2
23. EDDIE CON LOS SHADES  NO QUIERO NADA CON TU AMOR 2
24. EDDIE CON LOS SHADES  DICES QUE ME QUIERES 2
25. FREDDY FENDER  VAMOS A BAILAR (What'd I Say) 2
26. FREDDY FENDER  DI QUE VAS HACER 2
27. FREDDY FENDER  SI SI RIDER (See See Rider) 2
28. FREDDY FENDER  BAILANDO EL ROCK AND ROLL (Rip It Up) 2
29. FREDDY FENDER  EL BORRACHO 3
30. FREDDY FENDER  TUVE UN AMOR 3
31. FREDDY FENDER  CORINA-CORINA 3
32. FREDDY FENDER  YA NO (I Know)

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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. 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!" - at which point he began to record in English (see JASCD1072). After being busted in 1960 for a marijuana offence, he was incarcerated in Angola State Prison, Louisiana; whilst inside, he recorded an LP?and several 45s as "Eddie Con Los Shades", and further Spanish language sides as Freddy Fender. This unique compilation presents the very best of his Spanish language recordings between 1957-1961, the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled. Much of this material is notoriously hard to find elsewhere on CD.