Monday, October 16, 2006

Freddy Fender remembered

Pop on over to Let's Polka to enjoy a download featuring Freddy Fender (with most cheezy backup) singing Vaya con Dios. Also posted is the same Texas Tornados video I had posted on my blog a while back, with the Tornados singing "who were you thinking of when we were making love last night....". Two Tornados are gone now - Doug Sahm, singing with Freddy in the video, died in 1999. The two had known one another since 1958. Let's Polka also links up to an article about a moment of silence called for at the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, Texas by Fender's old friend Flaco Jimenez (also a Texas Tornado).


Tim said...

I'm not a huge fan but sad to hear the news. I remember that song from somewhere. It is a classic!

mister anchovy said...'s a mister anchovy challenge. Get yourself a copy of the first Texas Tornados album, simply called Texas Tornados. Buy a six-pack and give the CD a listen, loud. Drink beer at will. Let me know what you think.