Page 2 of 2
Another 45 that gets your attention right from the drop features front-man Henry ‘Pepsi’ Pena – the hardest working man in Chicano Soul – yesterday and today. “Forever” was recorded for the legendary Cobra record label and is a cover of the Marvelettes’ “Darling Forever.”
“Laughing to Keep From Crying”
Recorded for the Dynamic record label, “Laughing to Keep from Crying” was issued as a fierce double-sider 45 with “Can’t Get You Off My Mind” on the flip. Both tunes written by the legendary Ricky Davila (KEDA 1540AM).
“Ain’t No Big Thing”
Originally recorded by the Radiants in 1965, “Ain’t No Big Thing” has become a soul staple and interpreted by quite a few different artists. Here, one time radio DJ, Little Jr. Jesse, is with his Teardrops unleashing what could be one of the definitive versions. Side note: peep Esteban Jordan’s version for a killer alternative.