RIP Freddy Fender


I won’t pretend that I know much about Freddy Fender’s music, but I do have a few songs by his supergroup of the later years, the Texas Tornados, and have heard a few by Los Super Seven.

But it’s always sad to lose a music legend, regardless of our familiarity with them, because their work touches countless others’ lives. The song below has touched my life. My 2 year old is a music lover as it is, but it takes something special to really get her going. “Guacamole” does the job.

So in memory of Freddy Fender, take a listen to a great one by the Tornados.

The Texas Tornados (Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Myers and Doug Sahm): Guacamole (mp3)

One Comment

  • Dan

    I’m an older guy, so I had some knowledge of Freddy Fender. He was probably most popular in the 70s when country radio veered away from Nashville and was playing Willie, Waylon and some other “outlaw” country with more of a rootsier, less polished sound.

    He fell off my radar until I heard A Little Bit is Better Than Nada by The Texas Tornados from the Tin Cup soundtrack. That song really rips it up. Play that one for your daughter. She’ll spill her sippy cup.

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