This page contains information on shows I produced and hosted for
my internet radio series "Chicano Music Chronicles," originally
broadcast in 2006 and revived in 2015 on crnlive.com, Studio
I spotlight one artist per show and play their best known
and my favorite
recordings by that artist. I also interview the
artists about the recordings and their careers. The
shows run every night at 7 p.m. P.S.T. for a calendar month.
Once aired, they are permanently archived below on this
only shows of the ones below on which
I did not have a guest, are the show about my dad, Lalo
Guerrero, who had passed away before the inception of my show,
and the show on my own music. Shows below feature Lalo Guerrero, Trini Lopez, Chan Romero, El
Chicano, Tierra, Little Ray Jimenez, yours truly Mark
Guerrero, Geri Gonzalez (aka Geree), Little Willie G, The
Eastside Sound, Hirth Martinez (two shows), Los Illegals,
1960s East L.A. manager/producer, Billy
Cardenas, 1970s East L.A. manager/producer, Art Brambila, Steve
Salas (the original voice of Tierra), George Ochoa (Slauson
Brothers, Yaqui), Rene Ornelas (Rene & Rene), Los
Nawdy Dawgs (George Landa), Don Tosti (Edmundo Tostado), Ersi Arvisu,
and Lonnie Jordan of War. Upcoming shows: Louie Perez
of Los Lobos and Tejano legend Sunny Ozuna.
Read all about
the shows below
The shows below
cannot be heard because they are currently on rotation on
CRNLive.com, Studio A (7 p.m. every night, Pacific Time)
Guerrero's "Chicano Music Chronicles"
Guerrero- Mark Guerrero plays selected recordings
by his father, the late great Lalo Guerrero, and gives information on each one. All songs are Lalo
Guerrero compositions (with the exception of "Pecadora"
written by Agustin Lara). Featured are twelve of
Lalo's greatest songs and recordings, representing most of
the genres for which he is best known. Some highlights
include his classic bolero "Nunca Jamas," his pachuco classic "Los
Chucos Suaves," his norteño/rock hit "La Minifalda de Reynalda," his hilarious
parody "There's No Tortillas," and his rockin' "Tin Marin de do Pingue."Click on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in
December 2005. (44 minutes 15 seconds)
Lalo Guerrero Recordings Featured
1. El Chicano 2.
Los Chucos Suaves 3. La Minifalda de Reynalda 4.
Tin Marin De Do Pingue 5. Pecadora 6. There's No Tortillas 7.
El Corrido de Deleno 8. Nunca Jamas 9. Do You
Believe in Reincarnation? 10. Manzanita 11. No
Chicanos On TV 12. Barrio Viejo
Lopez- Mark Guerrero plays selected Trini Lopez recordings
and discusses them with Trini, who is in studio with Mark.
Some of the songs spotlighted include Trini's mega-hits "If I Had a Hammer" and "Lemon Tree," as well as two Lalo
Guerrero compositions Trini recorded, "Chamaka" and "Pancho Lopez." Mark
Guerrero's "Oh Maria," which Trini recorded in 2004, is also featured.Click on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in January
of 2006. (56 minutes 35 seconds)
Trini Lopez Recordings Featured
1. If I Had a Hammer
2. La Bamba 3. Kansas City 4. Lemon Tree
5. Chamaka 6. Laura 7. Pancho Lopez
8. Made In Paris 9. Dance the Night Away 10.
I Know You Know You Do 11. Una Paloma Blanca 12.
Romero- Mark Guerrero plays selected Chan Romero recordings
and discusses them with Chan, who is in studio with Mark.
Chan followed in the footsteps of Ritchie Valens on the DelFi Record label and his song "The Hippy Hippy Shake" was
performed in the early 60s by The Beatles.Click on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in February
of 2006. (54 minutes 13 seconds)
Chan Romero (1959)
Chan Romero Recordings Featured
1. The Hippy Hippy Shake
2. My Little Ruby 3. I Don't Care 4. I
Want Some More 5. Latin American Rock & Roll 6.
Hot Tamale Man 7. The Rooster 8. California
Earthquake 9. America 10. Rock & Roll Santa
Claus 11. If I Had a Way (Thrill Me So Much) 12.
Rockin' Like There's No Tomorrow
Mark Guerrero plays selected El Chicano recordings and
discusses them with original leader and founding bassist,
Fred Sanchez, and lead vocalist, Jerry Salas, who are in studio
Highlights include their hits "Viva Tirado," El Chicano's version of Van
Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl," and "Tell Her She's Lovely." Click
on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in March
of 2006. (64 minutes 6 seconds)
El Chicano (1972)
El Chicano Recordings Featured
1. Viva Tirado 2.
Sabor a Mi 3. Don't Put Me Down If I'm Brown 4.
Brown Eyed Girl 5. Tell Her She's Lovely 6.
Enchanted Forest 7. Gringo En Mexico 8. El
Cayuco 9. Ahora Se 10. Primavera 11.
Love the One You're With
Mark Guerrero plays selected Tierra recordings and discusses
them with leader/lead guitarist/vocalist Rudy Salas, who is
in studio with Mark.
Highlights include their hits "Together," "Gonna Find Her," and Tierra's classic
Chicano anthem "Barrio Suite."Click on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in May of
2006. (91 minutes 18 seconds)
Tierra Recordings Featured
1. La Feria 2.
Gema 3. Barrio Suite 4. If I Come This Way
5. Baila Simon 6. Together 7. Gonna Find
Her 8. I Want You Back 9. Margarita 10.
Mi Gente 11. Come As You Are 12. Lady In the
Moonlight 13. Welcome To Cafe East L.A.
Ray Jimenez aka Li'l Ray- Mark Guerrero plays selected Little
Ray recordings and discusses them with Ray, who is in studio
with Mark. In the 60s Ray was one of the Eastside
Sounds greatest and most popular singer/performers. He
recorded for many record labels including Columbia, Epic, DelFi, and Uni (MCA).
Highlights include his great version of "I Who Have Nothing" and his Eastside
Sound classic "Karen."Click on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in July of
2006. (61 minutes 4 seconds)
Little Ray Jimenez (1965)
Little Ray Jimenez Recordings Featured
1. I Who Have Nothing 2. I Been Tryin'
3. Karen 4. Come Swim With Me 5. There Is
Something On Your Mind 6. My Rainbow 7.
Loretta 8. My Girl 9. Shake Shout and Soul
10. Soul and Stomp 11. Ooh Baby Baby 12.
Leave Her Alone 13. Hey Does Somebody Care 14.
Mi Oración de Paz
Guerrero- Mark Guerrero plays selected songs from his
own recording catalogue and gives information on each one.
Mark has been writing and recording since he was a teenager
in East Los Angeles in the 60s. He's recorded for
labels such as GNP Crescendo, Kapp (MCA), Ode, Capitol, and A&M. He's recorded with his bands, Mark & the
Escorts, Nineteen Eighty Four, and Tango, as well as recording as a solo
artist. The show features a cross section of his recordings starting in 1971.
Some of the recordings are in the Chicano music genre and others will be in the
rock and popular music style, demonstrating the bi-cultural nature of his music.
Click on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in August
of 2006. (66 minutes 35 seconds)
Mark Guerrero (2012)
Mark Guerrero with Tango (1974)
(left to right- Richard Rosas, Mark
Guerrero, John Valenzuela, and Ernie Hernandez)
Mark Guerrero Recordings Featured
1. Room For the Latin (In
Rock & Roll) 2. Pre-Columbian Dream 3. I'm
Brown 4. On the Boulevard 5. If I Could Touch
Your Life 6. Rock & Roll Queen 7. Mihijita
8. Zoot Suit 9. Lila, Love Me Tonight 10.
Rosalie 11. Nobody's Satisfied 12. Whitewash
13. Oh Maria 14. Ay Yi Yi Yi (Nobody Told Me)
15. I'll Take Rock & Roll (Any Ol' Time)
Geri Gonzalez (aka Geree)-
Mark Guerrero plays selected recordings by r&b/Latin
female vocalist extraordinaire, Geri Gonzalez, and discusses them
with her. Geri was lead
vocalist for East L.A.'s popular Village Callers in the 60s. In the 80s,
she had an album out on MCA Records. In recent years, she
has sung with El Chicano and Chico. She's considered one of the finest
female vocalists to come out of the "Eastside Sound" and one of the best
all-time Chicana singers. Click
on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in October
of 2006. (73 minutes 34 seconds)
Geree Recordings Featured
1. Don't Break My Heart
2. Ritmo y Romance 3. Sabor a Mi 4.
Heart To Hands 5. Caught In the Act 6. Mañana
Is Now 7. Sweet Misery 8. Dame Tu Amor 9.
Heaven On Earth 10. I Can't Stop the Rain 11.
Give a Little Love 12. Mihijita
Willie G- Mark Guerrero plays selected recordings from
throughout the recording career of Little Willie G (Garcia).
Little Willie G is in studio with Mark discussing his career,
which includes his days with East L.A's most popular band of the 60s, Thee Midniters, his stint with Malo in the
70s, his solo career, and his participation on Ry Cooder's 2005 CD, "Chavez
Ravine." Click on the link above
to hear the show, which originally broadcast in December of
2006. (81 minutes 40 seconds)
Little Willie G
Little Willie G
1. Land of a Thousand
Dances 2. That's All 3. Everybody Needs
Somebody To Love 4. Sad Girl 5. Never Knew I
Had It So Bad 6. Dreaming Casually 7. Jump
Jive and Harmonize 8. Close To Me 9. Gotta
Serve Somebody 10. Cultura 11. Is This All
There Is? 12. Three Cool Cats 13. Onda
The Eastside Sound-
Mark Guerrero plays some of the classic Eastside Sound recordings
of the early to mid-60s. Mark interviews Richard "Scar"
Lopez of Cannibal & the Headhunters, George Delgado of
the Premiers, Sal Murillo of the Blendells, Andy Tesso and
Max Uballez of the Romancers, Rudy Salas of the Salas Brothers,
and Ersi Arvizu of The Sisters. Click on the link
aboveto hear the show, which originally broadcast in March
and April of 2007. (82 minutes 35 seconds)
1. Land of a Thousand
Dances (Cannibal & the Headhunters) 2. Farmer John
(The Premiers) 3. La La La La La (The Blendells)
4. Slauson Shuffle (The Romancers) 5. My Heart
Cries (The Romancers) 6. Darling (Please Bring Your
Love) (The Jaguars with the Salas Brothers) 7. Gee
Baby Bee (The Sisters)
Martinez- Mark Guerrero plays selected recordings by
singer/songwriter Hirth Martinez from his Warner Brothers
albums of the 70s though his CDs of the late 90s. Hirth
is in studio with Mark discussing how he was "discovered"
by Bob Dylan, produced by Robbie Robertson of The Band, and
his popularity in Japan. Click on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in May and
June of 2007. (91 minutes 11 seconds)
Hirth Martinez (1977)
1. All Together Alone
2. Winter Again 3. Comin' 'Round the Moon 4.
That's the Way It's Gotta Go 5. You Are a Star
6. Big Bright Street 7. The Moone Tune 8.
The Mothman Samba 9. Old Friends 10. 5/4 Samba
11. The Girl 12. Busy Man 13. These
Days 14. Somewhere In the Power of Her Love
Mark Guerrero plays selected recordings of 80s Chicano
punk rockers, Los Illegals.
emerged from East Los Angeles in 1979 and were part of a
vibrant punk scene in East L.A. and Hollywood. They
recorded an album called "Internal Exile" for A&M Records in
1983, which included their powerful anthem about immigration
called "El Lay." Mark Guerrero talks with founding
members Willie Herrón, Jesus "Xuiy" Velo, and Bill Reyes about their
music and history.
Click on the link above
to hear the show, which was originally broadcast in July and
August of 2007. (116 minutes 58 seconds)
1. El Lay 2.
Secret Society 3. We Don't Need a Tan 4. The
Mall 5. Wake Up John 6. Victory 7.
Another Hundred Years of Solitude 8. Maria Elena
(Letter From L.A.) 9. Ode To Rosa Lopez 10.
Xich vs. the Migra Zombies 11. Little WIng 12.
Banderas 13. El Lay (Spanish version)
Martinez "Live"- Mark Guerrero plays selected "live"
recordings by Hirth Martinez, who was first featured on show #11
above. Some were recorded "live" in the studio and others
at McCabe's in Santa Monica, California in 2009. On this show, Mark & Hirth also
discuss Hirth's music and career in further detail. Click
on the link above to hear the show. (76
minutes 28 seconds)
"live" Recordings Featured
1. It 2. Do Wrong
Shoes 3. Slowly 4. Somewhere In the Power Of
Her Love 5. Love Song 6. Dreamlight 7.
These Days 8. Little Angel / Sing With Me 9.
Love Is Like the........ 10. Old Friends 11.
Show #14- Billy Cardenas- Mark Guerrero interviews 1960s
manager/record producer Billy Cardenas, who managed and
produced many East L.A. groups in the golden age of the
"Eastside Sound." Recordings by the various bands and
vocal groups Billy worked with are discussed and played.
(93 minutes 59 seconds)
Billy Cardenas (2003)
Related Artist's Recordings Featured
1. Slauson Shuffle (The
Romancers) 2. Cradle Rock (The Heartbreakers) 3.
Farmer John (The Premiers) 4. La La La La La (The
Blendells) 5. Land of a Thousand Dances (Cannibal &
the Headhunters) 6. Get Your Baby (Mark & the
Escorts) 7. Dance With Me (Mark & the Escorts) 8.
I Wanna Do the Jerk (Ronnie & the Casuals) 9. Gee
Baby Gee (The Sisters) 10. Come Swim With Me (Li'l
Ray) 11. I Who Have Nothing 12. Sloop Dance
Art Brambila- Mark Guerrero interviews East L.A.
manager/producer of the 1970s, Art Brambila about the behind the
scenes stories of the artists he worked with including Mark
Yaqui, Carmen Moreno, and Johnny Martinez, as well
as his television show, "The Mean Salsa Machine. Some of
the best music recorded by these artists during this period are
played and discussed. (76
minutes 28 seconds)
Art Brambila (2012)
Art Brambila Related
Artist's Recordings Featured
1. Lila, Love Me Tonight
(Mark Guerrero) 2. Have I Told You Lately That I Love
You (Carmen Moreno) 3. I'm Brown (Mark Guerrero) 4.
Barrio Suite (Tierra) 5. It's Time For a Change (Es
Tiempo Para Un Cambio) (Yaqui) 6. She Caught the Katy
(Yaqui) 7. I Like the Way You Do It (Johnny Martinez) 8.
Mañana Is Now (Geree) 9.
Adios Madre Querida (Art Brambila)
Show #16- Steve Salas- Mark Guerrero interviews the lead
vocalist and founding member of Tierra. Many of Steve's
recordings with Tierra and his solo career are played and
discussed. (120 minutes 35 seconds)
Steve Salas (2015)
Steve Salas Recordings Featured
1. Barrio Suite 2. Darling
(Please Bring Your Love) 3. Brown Eyed Girl 4.
La Feria 5. Gema 6. My Lady 7. Together
8. Gonna Find Her 9. La La Means I Love You
10. I Want You Back 11. Margarita 12.
Solitary Man 13. You Don't Know Me 14. Dame Tu
Amor (with Geree) 15. Vuela Palomita
George Ochoa- Mark Guerrero interviews
singer-songwriter George Ochoa whose credits include being a
member of The Slauson Brothers, Mark's mid-1960s band The
Men From S.O.U.N.D., Cannibal & the Headhunters (with
Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia), Olde Tyme Religion, Yaqui, and
Redbone. He's one of the best singer-songwriters to come out
of East L.A. (79 mnutes 4 seconds)
George Ochoa (1966)
George Ochoa Recordings Featured
1. It's Time For a Change (Es
Tiempo Para Un Cambio) 2. Rosalie 3. Glori, I Enjoy Being
With You 4. Itchy Feeling 5. She Caught the Katy 6. Blue
Harbor 7. I Need a Woman 8. Stop Wasting the Earth 9. Mitote
10. The Rich Keep Getting Richer
Show #18- Rene Rene- Mark Guerrero interviews
singer-songwriter Rene Ornelas, founding member of Rene and
Rene who had two major hits in the 1960s, "Angelito" and "Lo
Mucho Que Te Quiero." Ornelas had several other Rene's as
partner and eventually decided to go solo and is now known
as Rene Rene. (74 minutes 9 seconds)
Rene Rene Recordings Featured
1. El Babalu 2. Angelito 3. Lo
Mucho Que Te Quiro 4. Baby Doll 5. Quien Te Dijo Que Te
Quiero 6. Tequila 7. Hoy Amenecí Pensando En Ti 8. Put Your
Hand In the Hand 9. The Lord Is Alive 10. Yo Quiero Que
Show #19- Los Nawdy Dawgs- Mark Guerrero interviews George Landa
of Los Nawdy Dawgs of Tucson, Arizona. Featured is
their latest CD, "Lalo's Town," dedicated to my late father,
Lalo Guerrero. Only the opening song "Bailando Con El
Diablo" is from a previous album. (75 minutes 28
George Landa & Mark
(2015) (Tucson, Arizona)
Los Nawdy Dawgs
1. Bailando Con El Diablo
2. Lalo's Town 3. Dead Man's Party 4.
Barrio Boy 5. Tin Marin De Do Pingue 6. Los
Chucos Suaves 7. Ranfla (The Coop) 8.
Gabriella 9. Tranza Town 10. Guero Canelo
Special 11. Guacamole Man 12. El Vagabundo
13. El Yo Tamayo 14. Where's My Tamales 15.
Marijuana Boogie 16. Lalo's City
Show #20- Don Tosti- Mark Guerrero interviews Don Tosti, b.
Edmundo Tostado, the late legendary Chicano musician,
arranger, composer. Don played violin in the El Paso
Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine, played bass with the
big bands in New York at the age of nineteen, led Latin
bands in Los Angeles in the 1950s, and was subsequently a
society musician in Palm Springs. His band, the
Pachuco Boogie Boys recorded the hit record, "Pachuco
Boogie" in 1948. (73 minutes 40 minutes)
Don Tosti (1943)
Don Tosti Recordings Featured
2. Vine Por Ti 3. Montuno # Uno 4.
Chavalita 5. Pachuco Boogie 6. Guisa Gacha
7. El Tirili 8. Tacos For Two
Show #21- Ersi Avizu- Mark Guerrero interviews legendary
female vocalist Ersi Arvizu, who was lead singer for the The
Sisters, The Village Callers, and El Chicano. She also
was featured on Ry Cooder's "Chavez Ravine" album and
subsequently recorded a solo album produced by Cooder.
Mark and Ersi discuss her music career as well as her career
in boxing. (94 minutes 5 seconds)
Ersi Arvizu (2008)
Ersi Arvizu Recordings Featured
1. Cruisin' To The Hop
2. Gee Baby Gee 3. Ooh Pooh Pah Doo 4.
Sabor a Mi 5. Muy Fifi 6. Ejercito Militar
7. Soy Luz y Sombra 8. Window of Dreams 9.
El Arbol 10. En El Tambo 11. Mi India 12.
In the Closet 13. Mil Besos 14. Friend For
Show #22- War- Mark Guerrero interviewsLonnie
Jordan about the music and career of his band War.
War's hit records and other favorite recordings are
discussed, as well as War's popularity with the Latino
Lonnie Jordan & Mark (2016)
War Recordings Featured
1. East L.A. 2.
Spill the Wine 3. Slippin' Into Darkness 4.
All Day Music 5. The Cisco Kid 6. The
World Is a Ghetto 7. Low Rider 8. Why Can't We
Be Friends 9. Don't Let No One Get You Down 10.
Summer 11. Hey Senorita 12. Cinco de Mayo
13. Wild Rodriguez
Show #23- Los Lobos- Mark
Guerrero interviews founding member Louie Perez about the
music and career of Los Lobos. Louie is a songwriter,
drummer, and guitarist (acoustic, electric, and Mexican folk
stringed instruments such as the jarana).
Mark & Louie Perez (2016)
Los Lobos Recordings Featured
1. Don't Worry Baby 2.
Evangeline 3. Will the Wolf Survive 4. One
Time One Night 5. La Bamba 6. El Gusto 7.
Kiko and The Lavender Moon 8. Saint Behind the
Glass 9. Mas y Mas 10. Ya Se Va 11. De
Colores 12. Mexico Americano 13. Chucos Cumbia
14. Little Things 15. Gates of Gold