Trick or Treat, Baby!
Ray Carrion & The EAST LOS All Star Band bring Halloween happiness to the big kids in the San Fernando Valley
Frankie Firme, Contributing Editor
?íOrale, Mi Gente! You should have been there!
Published on LatinoLA: October 28, 2013
The night was so sweet, candy wasn't even necessary last Saturday at the San Fernando Valley Moose Lodge in Sylmar, where SUGAR 'n SMOKE Productions, along with media support from East L.A. Revue Radio and LatinoLA, joined up with the staff of the SFV Moose Lodge to put on an adult Halloween dance party that beat the pants off of anything for miles around.
Costumes, good times, laughter, & dancing were the order of the night as the sold out, standing room only crowd was treated to a music show that was off the chain!
RAY CARRION, L.A.'s current Latino guitar master and hottest band leader amongst the L.A. Latino music circuit of stars, brought out some big guns from L.A.'s music scene, and was joined by some of Aztlan's hottest talent as guest star performers... and the San Fernando Valley will never be the same!
Jimmy Espinosa of Thee Midniters, Bobby Navarrette of TIERRA/Thee Midniters fame, Ray Cordova of the Drifters/EL CHICANO/Company fame, Danny Santillan of TIERRA, and the SFV's "Diamond of the Valley" singer Becky Cordova combined to put on a fine music performance that kept the dance floor full from the very first song.
Along with East L.A. Revue Radio's DJ Sugarbear, I was honored to serve as House DJ and Host for the night... and the night was magic, thanks to the decorative ambiance created by the Fearsome Foursome's Josie Nolasco & Marti Navarro, along with help from the Ladies of the Moose, who put in hours of work beforehand..
Spotted among the full house of party goers in the audience was Rudy Salas of TIERRA along with his lovely wife JoAnna, Cable TV's East L.A. Rey Garza, East L.A. Revue Radio's Chico Manqueros, singer Monibee Henley of The Original Sacrifice Band, percussionist Jay Pacheco, Aztlan Xpression Art Gallery's Rick Garcia and his wife Sandy of Fresno, and singer Ernie Medina among others.
Also sitting in the audience and called up to join the East Los Band on stage, Ray Carrion called up Tex Nakamura of WAR fame, singer TeCheetah Lopez, and all the way from San Jose, Art & Kelly Galvan aka The Kool Katz...ALL who gave up wonderful performances, and ALL who got a standing ovation from the pleasantly surprised audience, who stayed & partied all the way past 1am.
...and we were all treated afterwards to hot coffee & cookies courtesy of the Fearsome Foursome, and fresh hot menudo cooked all evening on the spot, provided and served up by the Ladies of the Moose Lodge as the night ended somewhere around 2am.
...no problems...no worries...nothing but smiles, good times, good music, and good people having a party... what else can you expect in the Land of 1000 Dances?
"We had a blast," Ray Carrion said afterwards. "The good people of the San Fernando Valley know how to party & have a good time! We'd be glad to come back here anytime!"...( something we WILL take him up on!)
Next gig starring ay Carrion and the East Los All Stars happens this Thursday at GRINGO'S CAFE in Montebello,and then the BIG one on November 16th...don't miss out!
Frankie Firme, Contributing Editor:
Frankie Firme is the Al Capone of the microphone & the Hitman of West Coast Chicano Soul heard daily on Internet Radio Station www.eastLArevue.com and is a regular contributor to this fine web magazine
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