Tribute for Armando "Mando" Martinez

East LA Revue Internet Radio's Roberto "Beto-man" Tijerina reminisces about his amigo

By Steven Chavez
Published on LatinoLA: August 11, 2016

Tribute for Armando "Mando" Martinez

Greetings and Welcome to CHICANO HIGHLIGHTS with your Host/DJ Roberto "Beto-man" Tijerina de Radio Aztlan KUCR 88.3 FM and re-broadcasting here on the East LA Revue Internet Radio for your listening convenience and pleasure.

On this podcast, El Beto-man presents a TRIBUTE to ARMANDO "MANDO" MARTINEZ, a good friend who passed away in August 3, 2016. He was born in Brawley, CA. December 19, 1933. He is survived by his lovely spouse, Irene and their four children.

Roberto reminisces about the many years that he had worked with "Mando" at the swap-meets and car shows throughout Aztlan. Armando had a mobile business, selling Chicano-style music and merchandise in California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and New Mexico. His home-base was the Starlite Drive-in in South El Monte, CA. (off Rosemead Blvd). "El Beto-man" talks about the joy and excitement that music hunting and collecting brings, and the cultural significance that surrounded the truck, every time that it parked for business. It was a happening!

El Beto-man spins some of the records that Armando Martinez played at those stops, including "Eighteen with a Bullet; Angel Baby; Me and You; Tell Him; Working on a Groovy Thing; Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye; I'm Your Puppet; Daddy's Home; You've Lost That Loving Feeling; Have You Seen Her; Wooly Bully"; and much more.

We thank you for stopping by and listening to Roberto "El Beto-man" Tijerina and his "Tribute to ARMANDO "Mando" MARTINEZ". We encourage everyone to check out the other DJ podcasting on our Home page at The East LA Revue Internet Radio @

Our DJs play Oldies but Goodies; Chicano/Latin Soul; Doo Wop; Tejano; American Standards, Salsa; and Latin Jazz. And please, check-out our Vinyl Classics feature where we spin original analog vinyl records without interruption. The sound from vinyl records is the best. Thank you and good-bye for now.

Recording Time: 1 Hour 50 Minutes and 48 Seconds.

About Steven Chavez:
Long-time supporter of LatinoLA; owner and operator of the East LA Revue Internet Radio; home health care provider.
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