Thee Royal Checkmates [b&w publicity photo] Louie & Gloria Cadena, managers

Thee Royal Checkmates [b&w publicity photo] Louie & Gloria Cadena, managers

East Los Angeles: Louie & Gloria Cadena. Photograph. 8x6.5 inch b&w publicity photo of the very young East LA Chicano band, very good.

1960s East LA Chicano band who had a hit with "Get Out Of My Life Woman"
From Eastlarevue which appears to be defunct as of 7/2019:
Eastside Band featured child prodigy drummer, Aaron Ballesteros who was also the leader of the group at the age of 14 and is considered by many Eastside Music Historians to be one of the finest drummers to ever come out of the East Los Angeles area. It was Aaron's father, Ray Ballesteros who also managed Thee Royal Checkmates from East Los Angeles, California and this all male, 9-member band with a great horn section, arrangements and vocals had a big following of fans whenever they performed. Many artists have recorded this cover song written by Alan Tousaint over the years including The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The band recorded this version at Stereo Masters Recording Studio on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California across from the Desilu Studios with legendary recording engineer, Bruce Morgan at the controls. Eddie Davis released the recording on Faro Records in 1967 and co-produced with Max Uballez. Aaron Ballesteros is still an active drummer and currently plays with Thee Midniters, Los Lobos and Tierra to name a few.


Cat.No: 240726

Price: $45.00