It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:

Freddy Fender

Freddy Fender was one of the few Hispanic stars in country music, a singer and songwriter whose work was defined largely by its strong Latin sensibility. Born Baldemar Huerta to a family of migrant laborers in San Benito, TX, on June 4, 1937, Fender began playing guitar early in his childhood. After dropping out of school at the age of 16 to join the Marine Corps, he released his first Spanish-language recordings under his given name in 1958.

While his initial sides were successful with listeners in Texas and Mexico, in 1959 he decided to adopt his stage name, along with a stronger rockabilly feel, in order to attract "gringo" audiences. The following year, he released the self-penned "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," his most successful single yet. But in May of 1960, Fender was convicted of marijuana possession, and was sentenced to five years in Louisiana's notorious Angola State Prison (the same correctional facility which once held blues legend Leadbelly). After serving three years, he was paroled thanks to the efforts of Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis, on the condition that upon Fender's release he stay away from the corruptive influences of the music scene. After his parole ended, Fender tried to re-ignite his career, but with the exception of a few scattered nightclub gigs in the New Orleans area, he found little success, and ultimately returned to San Benito.

In Texas, he spent several years working as an auto mechanic, and even returned to school to pursue a degree in sociology. In 1974, he met Huey P. Meaux, the owner of the Houston-based Crazy Cajun label; after agreeing on a recording deal, it was Meaux who convinced Fender to steer in the direction of country & western while maintaining his music's Hispanic roots. After Fender's first Meaux-produced single, "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," failed to attract the attention of a major label, it was released on Crazy Cajun; in the first weeks of 1975, the song hit the top of both the country and pop charts, and Fender became an overnight star. For the follow-up, he re-recorded his early single, "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," and notched his second straight number one country hit. Before the year ended, he had released yet another chart-topper in "Secret Love," and also issued two LPs, Since I Met You Baby and a self-titled effort.

Throughout the remainder of the '70s, Fender's success continued, most notably with the number two single "Living It Down" in 1976. That same year, he released two more albums, Your Cheatin' Heart and Rock 'N' Country. In 1977, he also issued a holiday record, Merry Christmas/Feliz Navidad. As the 1980s dawned, however, his popularity began slipping; after his final chart hit, 1983's "Chokin' Kind," he focused on an acting career, highlighted by an appearance in the 1988 Robert Redford film The Milagro Beanfield War. He remained largely silent as a musician until 1990, when he formed the Tex-Mex supergroup Texas Tornados with Doug Sahm, Flaco Jimenez, and Augie Meyers. After three albums, the group disbanded, and Fender again resumed his solo career. ~ Jason Ankeny
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Greatest Hits Live

Disc 1

1. Whiskey River

2. Jambalaya

3. The Rains Came

4. Before The Next Teardrop Falls

5. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

6. Mexican Rose

7. Secret Love

Disc 2
x

Track List: 9 Top Ten Hits

Disc 1

1. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

4. Sugar Coated Love (Live)

5. The Rains Came (Live)

6. Since I Met You Baby

7. Walking Piece Of Heaven (Live)

8. My Special Prayer

9. Rancho Grande (Live)

10. Crazy Crazy Baby

Disc 2

1. Before The Next Teardrop Falls

2. Secret Love (Live)

3. Vaya Con Dios

4. Talk To Me

5. Yours

7. The Chokin' Kind

8. I Can't Stop Loving You (Live)

9. Just Because

10. Tell It Like It Is (Live)

x

Track List: An Introduction To Freddy Fender

1. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

2. Chokin' Kind

3. It's Raining

4. In The Still Of The Night

5. My Tears Are Falling Tonight

6. Roses Are Red (Spanish Version)

7. Crazy Baby

8. Leave A Light In The Window

9. I Don't Want To Be Lonely

10. Vaya Con Dios

11. Going Out With The Tide

12. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

13. Before The Next Teardrop Falls

14. Six Days On The Road

x

Track List: Close To My Heart

1. Margaritaville

2. My Blue Heaven

3. Que

4. Stormy Monday

5. Another Shot Of Ambition

6. Cowboy Cumbia

7. You Send Me

8. Amor No Fumes En La Cama

9. Six Days On The Road

10. Porque Encontre

11. Yesterday

12. Going Down

13. Crazy

14. La Paloma

x

Track List: Collection

1. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

2. It's All In The Game

3. Since I Met You Baby

4. I Can't Stop Loving You

5. Before The Next Teardrop Falls

6. Tell It Like It Is

7. Secret Love

8. You'll Lose A Good Thing

9. Pledging My Love

10. Vaya Con Dios

x

Track List: Before The Next Teardrop Falls

1. Before The Next Teardrop Falls

2. Secret Love

3. You'll Lose A Good Thing

4. Living It Down

5. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

6. After The Fire Is Gone

7. Roses Are Red

8. I Love My Rancho Grande

9. Wild Side Of Life

10. Cajun Stomp

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Lovely to hear this
Report as inappropriate
What a single he wrote for sir Douglas quintet ?
Report as inappropriate
When I hear Freddy fender songs remind me of my dad that was is music he knew Freddy fender back in the days in San Benito.tex
Report as inappropriate
Love this kind of music.now this is music you can understand
Report as inappropriate
I didn't grow up in Texas,in Chicago Ill,yet Freddy da man...
Report as inappropriate
Every song I hear from the BIG GUY makes me think of my old man. Pure Freddy Fuckn Fender!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
Buenas cancines
Report as inappropriate
I remember when i was a kid in corpus christi texas and freddy lived in our neighborhood , he would always drive his old truck around ,my dad would say thats freddy fender,and he would put on his music for me , didnt know it then ,but i was looking at a legend,how i i wish we could go back in time, but i will settle for the memories, thanks freddy
Report as inappropriate
Freddie was what played in my house. Brings back great memoried
Report as inappropriate
Love freddy♡
Report as inappropriate
El mejor artista
Report as inappropriate
rufus.torre
50 years old and born and raised in San Ben .... Turned on to Freddy by my dear mom...Vaya Con Dios.. Before The Next Tear Drop Falls.
Report as inappropriate
Freddy is bad a** & thats all too it
Report as inappropriate
pammybaby2
I'm a Freddy fender fn
Report as inappropriate
His one of the best many good memories partying to his music there is not many like Freddy.
Report as inappropriate
Long live Freddy Fender and San Benito, Texas
Report as inappropriate
I was in Pohang, Korea in 1978 and listened to Freddy at a bar. Will always remember you. "Where Ever You Are Brother".
Report as inappropriate
Señor. Chingon
Report as inappropriate
I swear.Freddy with Dwight. Calmate pendehos
Report as inappropriate
bobjacobs90
Just a gringo who misses his beautiful music
Report as inappropriate
Dile las cosas como son ....
Report as inappropriate
redskinbabyd o l l
I grew up listening to Freddy Fender, have always always loved his music. I was about 29 years old when he did on of his final performances of his life. He played at the rodeo/fair in Kenniwick Washington, I was blessed (rather demanded) that I got sent to work his security detail...for the show...it was a memory NO ONE can ever take from me...even now in my 40's I still love listening to him! RIP sweet F.F.
Report as inappropriate
He was a great one
Report as inappropriate
I knew a guy that used to stutter when talking but he did never stutter singing Freddy Fender songs as for me I love his songs reminds me of the days I came in from Colombia
Report as inappropriate
Arrrriba LA Resaca City of no pity bad a** rola...
Report as inappropriate
joeramonnune z
Grew up listening with my father lots of memories...w a s his favorite good ole Freddy fender...
Report as inappropriate
Miss you Freddy!
Report as inappropriate
wpedro9
As death looms nearer and nearer; the songs and singers of our youth remind us of when we fell in love and felt invincible! I pray we take "the" memories and songs with us when we pass! God Bless Freddie Fender's soul and family. jrpedroza
Report as inappropriate
Nice
Report as inappropriate
I'm 32 and I love Freddy Fenders music. His music still lives on.
Report as inappropriate
segalarza
Viva Freddy Fender. Viva San Beni. Awesome musician!!!!
Report as inappropriate
I'm 37 and my dad raised me listening to freddy fender and I love it til this day and my children at 19 16 18 love his music as well
Report as inappropriate
teresabueno4
The never forgotten legend!
Report as inappropriate
I have almost all of of Fenders CD.love his music his style forever a fan
Report as inappropriate
Lonches
I was in Corpus Christi , sat at a table with strangers. Feddie was on the jukebox, being
Report as inappropriate
My mom born in san benito tx.home of freddy fender.man I remember jamming with my mom to freddys music.wish she was still around.miss the hell out of her.
Report as inappropriate
Old school
Music , my family loved and loves his music , classic , ways make me drift down memory lane of better days . My grandparents being alive . Tear ��
Report as inappropriate
for someone i once loved who left me all to soon. rest in the arms of the angels
Report as inappropriate
Freddie could jam
His music remains me of the good old days.
Report as inappropriate
FREDDY FENDER WAS A GREAT SINGER MY FAMILY LISTENED TO HIS MUSIC THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES, HE WAS MY MOM'S FAVORITE SINGER :)
Report as inappropriate
grniqt2706
Always and still loved Freddy!
Report as inappropriate
Awé. I love freddy fender's músic..remin d s me of my mom n dad! :)
Report as inappropriate
Love his music always
Report as inappropriate
Good honest clean music...I'm 34 and lime the hell out if ol' Fender!
Report as inappropriate
Greatest singers in rio grande valley history
Report as inappropriate
Love his music always.
Report as inappropriate
The best country music love wasted days wasted nights, before next teardrop fall , saludos desde sacramemto CA
Report as inappropriate
Is he still alive
Report as inappropriate
My daddy loved Freddy Fender now I do...
Report as inappropriate
Josey he was great saw him in grand junction colorado years ago with fito livares
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[99, 88, 110, 113, 68, 107, 67, 78, 122, 102, 107, 72, 110, 109, 67, 113, 90, 64, 103, 115, 94, 102, 75, 82, 106, 79, 79, 99, 118, 97, 97, 120, 121, 93, 126, 71, 70, 85, 122, 108, 92, 118, 99, 105, 64, 120, 73, 86, 96, 88, 99, 98, 104, 106, 110, 74, 79, 90, 108, 97, 113, 91, 120, 79, 78, 95, 119, 64, 101, 113, 101, 70, 89, 84, 98, 74, 90, 107, 79, 100, 84, 107, 93, 67, 121, 89, 75, 65, 113, 97, 83, 89, 111, 111, 90, 126, 66, 68, 126, 64, 73, 72, 101, 72, 82, 115, 97, 90, 90, 69, 102, 124, 82, 73, 97, 85, 127, 86, 97, 82, 113, 116, 116, 102, 127, 87, 89, 119, 69, 84, 73, 94, 79, 104, 96, 91, 102, 79, 99, 127, 123, 112, 66, 83, 98, 125, 102, 68, 120, 92, 102, 94, 90, 75, 111, 97, 88, 99, 124, 82, 123, 85, 95, 80, 64, 106, 102, 117, 121, 94, 78, 116, 73, 104, 66, 81, 105, 77, 109, 117, 81, 82, 116, 82, 95, 114, 84, 86, 100, 83, 89, 83, 83, 76, 98, 66, 103, 70, 115, 124, 102, 89, 90, 64, 64, 99, 101, 96, 93, 102, 119, 90, 69, 85, 110, 75, 85, 79, 64, 104, 71, 114, 105, 112, 88, 66, 109, 73, 66, 103, 66, 78, 76, 102, 99, 113, 75, 87, 80, 87, 73, 93, 95, 104, 88, 115, 64, 103, 76, 91, 110, 69, 80, 110, 68, 126, 115, 107, 68, 75, 79, 78, 122, 85, 66, 80, 71, 111, 111, 125, 123, 75, 83, 101, 91, 84, 81, 101, 77, 64, 111, 68, 104, 67, 109, 118, 85, 86, 116, 81, 93, 119, 115, 113, 110, 127, 95, 112, 112, 74, 74, 125, 115, 117, 78, 85, 90, 117, 74, 123, 123, 84, 122, 124, 115, 79, 64, 76, 104, 97, 67, 96, 106, 119, 71, 113, 117, 66, 114, 86, 102, 114, 80, 72, 75, 77, 80, 104, 69, 108, 69, 127, 112, 73, 124, 113, 80, 66, 64, 101, 66, 104, 89, 118, 76, 119, 114, 71, 87, 80, 71, 106, 74, 87, 77, 102, 86, 114, 87, 68, 105, 110, 83, 87, 103, 113, 107, 114, 124, 77, 118, 117, 79, 64, 95, 90, 67, 93, 110, 72, 86, 72, 101, 77, 96, 64, 105, 112, 81, 65, 110, 69, 120, 91, 127, 81, 124, 89, 73, 124, 70, 74, 64, 82, 76, 117, 89, 116, 68, 95, 92, 92, 64, 86, 82, 110, 64, 68, 121, 119, 94, 71, 99, 72, 116, 112, 84, 117, 77, 100, 91, 123, 100, 94, 127, 124, 89, 99, 120, 99, 77, 66, 68, 85, 105, 99, 77, 98, 82, 122, 71, 97, 106, 88, 122, 124, 123, 67, 92, 127, 83, 108, 103, 104, 96, 71, 127, 64, 125, 125, 115, 95, 92, 122, 93, 121, 105, 96, 85, 114, 114, 82, 106, 111, 100, 64, 121, 120, 118, 106, 124, 96, 79, 106, 81, 99, 125, 121, 75, 125, 85, 72]