A Real Rhapsody playlist blog of questionable quality

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Freddy Fender Retrospecticus Playlist

Freddy Fender left this plane on Saturday, sixty nine years after taking on human form. He had a long, turbulent, and repeatedly quite successful career as a musician.

I've been fascinated by Freddy Fender since I was in elementary school and he came to play in a nearby high school gym. I figured that anybody who looked alot like a muppet (on that album cover up there) and played in the same place I went to see the Harlem Globetrotters, well he must be pretty cool.

Most of the stages of his career are well-represented in Rhapsody. In this retrospecticus playlist we get his early Spanish interpretations of rock hits, his Americas-wide own smash hits, and his mature (but no less spirited) work as an elder statesman of Texas music.

Freddy Fender Retrospecticus Playlist

Vamos A Bailar
Bailando El Rock and Roll
Mi Destino Fue Quererte
No Estes Sonando
Viejos Amigos
Dime Si Me Vas A Ver
Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Wasted Days And Wasted Nights
Vaya Con Dios
Who Were You Thinkin' Of - as one of the Texas Tornados
Arretirate A Los Campos - with Flaco Jimenez
Adios Muchachos


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