I had to listen to Before The Next Teardrop Falls in honor of Freddy Freddy Fender.    I also had to listen to Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer by the Texas Tornados in Freddy’s honor.  I love it when he sings it in Spanish.  Good stuff. My kids don’t know "Teardrop" but they know the Tornados doing Rudolph.  They’ve heard it every Christmas since they were born.  Now, that’s not right…they do know "Teardrop" cause the Mexican Trio at El Rodeo sang it for us that night their daddy was throwing money at them, requesting stuff.

Freddy was big stuff back in the 70’s.  Remember Wasted Days and Wasted Nights played constantly on the radio?  He was so big, his name was the only English Juan Epstein’s girlfriend could speak. 

His real name was Baldemar Huerta.  He shoulda kept that  name…what a great name.