• Tony Valla & The Alamos

    Tony Valla & The Alamos (Detroit, Michigan)


    Personnel :

    Tony Maldonado (Lead)

    Jessie Maldonado (Drums)

    Shelby Walker (Bass/Guitar)


    Discography :

    Doctor Ross "The Harmonica Boss" & Tony Valla & The Alamos
    1960 - Sugar Mama / I'd Rather Be An Old (with the Disciples) (Fortune 538)

    Tony Valla & The Alamos
    1961 - La Bomba / Jane, Why Did You Do It (Fortune 858)
    1961 - Love, Boy (Made A Fool Out Of You) / Maria Christina (Fortune 859)
    1963 - Donkey Walk /  Pork Chops (HI-Q 5030)

    Nolan Strong and The Diablos (bb Tony Valla & The Alamos)
    1964 - Are You Making A Fool Out Of Me / You're My Happiness (Fortune 564)


    Biography :

    Tony Maldonado "Valla"  arrived in Detroit in 1955 fronting Los Tres Cavalleros. Going on to form The Orbits who provided backing instrumental for Doctor Ross "The Harmonica Boss". They signing a contract with Fortune Records in 1960. Eventually landing as leader of The Alamos, alongside his brother Jesse on drums recording hits "La Bomba" and "Maria Christina."

    The Group cut three singles for Fortune Records and subsidiary (Hi-Q Records). in 1964, They provided backing instrumental again, for Nolan Strong and The Diablos.


    Songs :

             La Bomba                            Jane, Why Did You Do It

        Love, Boy (Made A Fool Out Of You)             Maria Christina                       

    Donkey Walk                                         Pork Chops


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