Sunday, October 15, 2006

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Thoughts head in the direction of my friend, Junebugg at WDWN, today as I mark the passing of Freddy Fender.

From USAToday:

With hits like Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Freddy Fender became one of the first Mexican-Americans to find lasting American pop-music success. Though his earliest successes were rooted in the sounds of early rock and R&B, the gentle-voiced singer — who died Saturday at age 69 after battling lung cancer and other health issues — made a career out of bringing together the musical styles he heard growing up in the Rio Grande Valley.
Although many classic songs are familiar to me, it often takes a moment of exception to push my attention to the details. This is the first I'd known to connect Freddy Fender with the song "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights." If the sound escapes your recollection as it did mine, you can listen to a bit of it here.

Best atcha, Junebugg, and it's good to be back reading you again.

3 comments:

Junebugg said...

Hello Stranger! Between your being busy and my erratic blogging we haven't seen much of each other. Hope that changes......

Junebugg said...

Dropped by to say "Happy Holidays" and post something soon

hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, listening to Freddy always makes me feel 13 again...in Appalachia there were not many Latinos and Freddy Fender and Freddie Printz were the first ones I was aware http://journals.aol.com/hestiahomeschool/HomeschoolingJournal/ of...