The Heartbreakers (4)
The Heartbreakers (4) (Los Angeles, California)
1963 - Everytime I See You / Cradle Rock (Donna 1381)
1963 - Leavin' It All Up To You / Corrido Marsh (Brent 7037)
1964 - Please Answer / She Is My Baby (Linda 114)
Brothers, Benny & Joe Rodriguez were born in El Paso, Texas. When Benny was 14 and Joe was 12, they moved to East Los Angeles where Benny attended Roosevelt High School. They were discovered by Billy Cardenas (more on Billy later) who was the manager of the group, the Romancers. The Romancers were under contract to producer Bob Keane. At Paul Buff's Pal Studio in Rancho Cucamonga, California they recorded "Cradle Rock" and "Everytime I See You".
"Cradle Rock" was a re-make of a song recorded by the Rhythm Heirs on the Yucca label in 1959. The flip side "Everytime I See You" was co-written by Frank Zappa and Ray Collins (of Little Julian Herrera & The Tigers). The record was released on the Donna label (Donna 1381). The Heartbreakers next single, also in 1963 was "Leavin' It All Up To You" and "Corrido Marsh" on the Brent label (Brent 7037). "Leavin' It All Up To You" was a remake of the Don & Dewey hit & "Corrida Mash" was a rockin' instrumental.
These two songs were produced by Bumps Blackwell. In 1964 the Heartbreakers recorded "Please Answer" and "She Is My Baby" for producer Eddie davis and the Lind label (Linda 114). For these two tracks, they were backed by The Mixtures, a mixed-race band from Pomona, California.
Everytime I See You Please Answer
Cradle Rock She Is My Baby
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