Sunny & the Sunglows

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Sunny & the Sunglows (formed by songwriter Jimmie Lewing and Sunny Ozuna in Palacios, Texas) an American musical group in 1959 and later known as Sunny & the Sunliners after moving to San Antonio, Texas.

The group's members were all Chicano with the exception of Amos Johnson Jr., and their style was a blend of rhythm and blues, tejano, blues, and mariachi.[1] They first recorded in 1962 for their own label, Sunglow. Okeh Records picked up their single "Golly Gee" for national distribution that year, and in 1963, Huey P Meaux, a producer from Louisiana and owner of Tear Drop Records, had them record a remake of Little Willie John's 1958 hit, "Talk to Me, Talk to Me". The single "Talk to Me" (b/w "Every Week, Every Month, Every Year"), released on Tear Drop Records, went to No. 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart, No. 12 on the US R&B Singles chart, and No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1963.[2]

The group followed this release with several more remakes—"Rags to Riches" (Tony Bennett) b/w "Not Even Judgment Day", "Out of Sight-Out of Mind" (The Five Keys) b/w "No One Else Will Do", and "La Cacahuata" (The Peanuts) b/w "Happy Hippo".[citation needed]

Members[edit]

  • Sunny Ozuna – lead vocals
  • Vincent Chente Montez – vocals (Bass)
  • Manuel Guerra – leader
  • Rudy Guerra – tenor sax
  • Gregg Ramirez – bass
  • Henry Nanez – guitar
  • Manuel Martinez – guitar
  • Tommy Luna – tenor sax
  • Andy Ortiz – piano (Sunglows era)
  • Arthur Gonzalez – electric piano
  • Martin Liñan – alto sax
  • Gilbert Fernandez – tenor sax
  • Amos Johnson Jr. – trumpet
  • Bobby Solis – drums
  • Joel Dilley – bass
  • Joe Cortez III – keyboards, vocals (1977–78)
  • Johnny Guerra – guitar, vocals
  • Carlos Hernandez – alto sax, vocals
  • Jimmy Solis – tenor sax, vocals
  • Bobby Gutierrez – tenor and bari sax
  • David Silva – trumpet
  • Roger Rivera – trombone
  • David DeLaGarza – keyboards
  • Frank Ardila – guitar
  • Charlie Sandoval - percussion

Discography[edit]

  • Talk to Me (Tear Drop Records, LP2000 1964)
  • All Night Worker (Tear Drop, LP2019 1964)
  • Las Vegas Welcomes (Tear Drop, 1964)
  • Adelante (Key-Loc, 1964)
  • The Original Peanuts (Sunglow Records, LP103 1965)
  • Smile Now Cry Later (Key-Loc 3001 1966)
  • Live in Hollywood (Key-Loc 3003 1966)
  • Little Brown Eyed Soul (Key-Loc, 1968)
  • The Versatile (Key-Loc, 1969)
  • Young, Gifted and Brown (Key-Loc, 1971)
  • El Orgullo de Texas (Key-Loc, 1974)
  • El Preferido (Key-Loc, 1974)
  • Yesterday...& Sunny (Teardrop Records, 1976)
  • Siempre (Key-Loc, 1976)
  • Palabritas (Key-Loc, 1976)
  • Andale Mi Amor (Key-Loc, 1977)
  • This Is My Band (Key-Loc 3006 1977)
  • Live in Las Vegas (Key-Loc, 1978)
  • Yesterday and Sunny Vol. II (Key-Loc, 1978)
  • Grande Grande Grande (Key-Loc, 1978)
  • Vengo a Verte (Key-Loc, 1979)
  • Cry (Key-Loc, 1980)
  • El Amante Sunny & The Sunliners (Freddie Records – LP-026 1981)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed Hogan, Sunny & the Sunglows at Allmusic
  2. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com

External links[edit]

Official site