Another Weekend of Love & Music

Chicano-Latino music artists spread the love of music beginning with a great night at Gringo's Cantina in Montebello

By Frankie Firme, Contributing Editor
Published on LatinoLA: October 2, 2013

Another Weekend of Love & Music

Once again, the Chicano-Latino- Brown & Proud ensemble of talented people known as L.A. Music Artists came out in force to keep alive the art of beautiful music and entertain the masses of the living, even though our elected officials continue shooting themselves in the foot while getting paid (too much) and killing it for the rest of us‘«™

...no rumor ... the Republican party was willing to let our Country go broke just so their rich cronies can continue to make billions in the healthcare & pharmaceutical industry without regards to the suffering millions & their children who aren't millionaires or well to do‘«™and they think we too stupid to notice.

(‘«™can you say NO to re-election & YES to removal of benefits for members of Congress?)

Aside from politics (don't get me started, LoL) the pride of Latino Music ( in North America that is) came out and made it happen.

As expected, the crowd has grown larger at GRINGO'S Cantina in Montebello
(formerly the Montebello Inn & Paloma Room) every Thursday since the start of the party 3 weeks ago, where Ray Carrion heads an all star cast of Latin Legends that put on a show that tops most in L.A., hosted by Internet TV's Thee Mr. Duran.
Last Thursday was also an impromptu birthday celebration for TIERRA legend Steve Salas, who like me, turned 39 again and the party was on!

All the way from the Bay Area to join the party, LatinoLA's very own AL CARLOS HERNANDEZ made the scene along with drummer Danny DiAngelo..and they were most welcomed to the East Side.

Master musicians Ray Carrion (guitar), Rocky Padilla (bass), "Danny Boy" Padilla (percussion), Steve Gutierrez (drums), Johnny Burrolla (saxophone), Steve Campos (keyboards),Henry Corral (trumpet) and singers Steve Salas (doing double duty on timbales), Mike Jiminez and TeCheetah Lopez put on a great show that had everybody dancing & partying till after midnight. SLY, SLICK & WICKED's Sonny Daye made a guest appearance and crooned them fine, fine, east L.A. Oldies as the crowd sang along or danced the love slo-jam dance.

Music sounded SO good and fine!...crowd's expected to be even bigger this week! I'm getting' there EARLY!

Every Thursday night. Free admission. Free parking, food & drink specials, and some of Aztlan's best music artists on stage for your dancing & partying pleasure.

Saturday night came about, and while the Latin Legends of TIERRA, THEE
MIDNITERS, and MALO were on the road making the state & RAZA of New Mexico happy with the BROWN sound, Little Joe Hernandez came to L.A. and gave up a great performance of Tejano classics at Nick's Taste of Texas.

I chose to hit the road east for San Bernardino where ORIGINAL SACRIFICE was jammin' to a party celebrating Club Trinidad's 60th Anniversary‘«™60 years is a LONG time for a club/restaurant to exist under the same name & location, so I had to check out this one!

The place has a nice air of nostalgia about it, the food looked & smelled delicious, the crowd was cool with a good party attitude, there was more than a few Zoot Suiters in the house, and ORIGINAL SACRIFICE was on their game, busting out the Oldies, Old School, and Funk, keeping the dance floor packed. Definitely gonna have to make it back to this place located on Route 66 in San Bernardino just off the 215.

SUAVE did the Gente right Sunday at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet, keeping a couple hundred or so folks dancing & partying on a Sunday afternoon.

East Los All Stars hit the stage again this Thursday at GRINGO's Cantina, with more surprise guests, and are coming to the San Fernando Valley October 26th.

So many beautiful people having so much fun...come on out and join us!

About Frankie Firme, Contributing Editor:
Frankie Firme is the Al Capone of the microphone & The Hitman of West Coast Chicano Soul...just enjoying the Brown sound & people in Aztlan.
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