Sunday, October 30, 2011

Freddy Fender: Rock 'n' Country (1976)

ABC Records DOSD-2050

According to wikipedia, "Rock 'n' Country" reached #3 on the US Country chart, with three hit singles: "You'll Lose a Good Thing," "Vaya con Dios," and "The Rains Came," all of which appear on the CD The Millennium Collection: Best Of Freddy Fender. The rest of this LP, however, is not on CD. Eugene Chadbourne, at, wrote of this LP, "It all works, as do the many touches courtesy of legendary producer Huey P. Meaux."

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in good shape, though it's a "loud" record, and the vocals are high in the mix and sound distorted on a few songs, presumably due to a mistracking cartridge from a previous owner.

Take Her a Message! I'm Lonely

Just Out of Reach

My Happiness

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