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Freddy Fender was an American Tejano, which basically means a descendant of a Mexican family (or Spanish speaking people) who migrated to Texas. Therefor, much if not all of his music is basically “country Spanish music (for a lack of a better word).” About 42 Years ago, Freddy released an album called “Before The Next Teardrop Falls” in 1975; the song from that album “Before The Next Teardrop Falls” became an instant major cult classic. Although the song only peaked @ #20, According to the American Billboard, it stayed on the charts for a whopping 43. weeks. However, on the country music charts,  the song peaked at #1. This gave Freddy somewhat of an immortal status. This song was so popular, there was a time when you could scan all the entire FM band, and you’d find at least 3 stations playing the song almost at the same time. Quite frankly, once I got older, I realized this song confused quite a bit. Why? The song in it’s entirety sounds like he was saying he wasn’t good enough for her, and he’ll just let some other dude have the girl he loves without putting up much of a fight.Then again, maybe this is a song when the woman was already dating someone else?  The world at the time saw this as one of the most beautiful love songs ever recorded. Freddy and his cult classic has indeed been mostly forgotten. This was the biggest song of his entire career.

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