Occasionally, we threw in a blues song for good measure. The song was also recorded by the Blendells.
I wrote both sides of the second single. His name was Trini Basulto. A few months later, Robert brought a friend over who played a mean tenor sax for a teenager.
He had been playing drums for a year and had a guitar player friend of his over, a 14 year old African-American, Robert Warren. Ernie knew I'd recently acquired a Gibson electric guitar and amp, so he invited me over to his house to play with them.
Josie, who the year before had written the hit song, "Midnight Confessions. At the time, East L.
Our next move was to add a lead singer and since I felt my voice was too young sounding, we added my childhood best friend, Ricky Almaraz. I was 13 at the time and had nothing better to do so I went over.
After about six months, we decided we needed a bass player, so I asked my friend Richard Rosas later to be known as Rick Rosas to buy a bass and he could the band. The Men from S.
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I received writers credit for the flip side, "Tuff Stuff. The nucleus of me on guitar, and by now vocals, Richard Rosas on bass, and Ernie Hernandez escorrs drums, stayed in tact through the mid-seventies.
We started playing parties, weddings, and dances for pay, sometimes for as much as five dollars a piece! The Mixtures were a multi-racial band, as the name suggests, produced and managed by recording impresario Eddie Davis. I believe Billy Cardenas had us record it because the Blendells had broken up after recording the song.