• The Montereys (5)  aka The Four Escorts (2) ???
    Manuel Canez 

    The Montereys (5) (Bakersfield, CA)
    aka The Four Escorts (2) ???


    Personnel :

    Manuel Canez (Lead)

    Tom Lopez

    Tom Rey

    Santos Cepeda


    Discography :

    The Montereys (5)
    1962 - Darlin Send Me A Letter / Darling (I Love You) (Trans American 10,000)
    1963 - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / I Still Love You (GNP Crescendo 314)
    1966 - It Hurts So Much / Goodbye My Love (Arwin 130)

    The Four Escorts (2)
    1961 - Don’t You Remember / My Special Girl (Skyla 1113)


    Biography :

    Chicano vocal group, The Montereys were from the Bakersfield area. They started out as the Belvederes but were asked to change their name by the producer. Their lead singer was Hector Canez. The other band members were Tom Lopez, Tom Rey and Santos Cepeda.

    The Montereys (5)  aka The Four Escorts (2) ???    The Montereys (5)  aka The Four Escorts (2) ???
                                                                                                           The Four Escorts (with Manuel Canez Top Left ???)

    In 1962 they recorded an extremely rare record for the Trans American label (Trans American 1001) "Darlin (Love You So) b/w "Darlin' Send Me A Letter". Manuel Canez wrote and sang both songs. The following year, they recorded "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" b/w "I Still Love You"  produced by Kim Fowley and released on the GNP Crescendo label.

    The Montereys (5)  aka The Four Escorts (2) ???

    The Montereys were related to the Four Escorts who recorded  for producer Steve Venet on Skyla Records owned by Starla Kaye with the sides "Don’t You Remember" b/w "My Special Girl".


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim)

    The Montereys (5)

    Darlin Send Me A Letter                     Darling (I Love You)

    (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons                    I Still Love You                 

    The Four Escorts (2)

    Don't You Remember / My Special Girl


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