Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rudy and the Reno Bops on Blaze 104

Indian Rock / Cry, Cry (Blaze 104)

About two or three years after their debut on Rio, San Antonio's Rudy and the Reno Bops returned to vinyl with "Indian Rock," an instrumental, and a stronger version of "Cry, Cry" (originally on Rio). The release date here is probably 1960, so this single was being played at about the same time as the Royal Jesters' "My Angel of Love," Sunny and the Sun-Glows' "Just a Moment," and Doug Sahm's "Why, Why, Why" at the San Antonio record hops. These great, rare sides have never been reissued.

"Indian Rock"

"Cry, Cry"


  1. Wow thanks for sharing both versions. Great Rocker

  2. Thanks for the post. This definitely has a much more laid back feel than the original. Interesting how the sound changed in the three years between the first release and the second release of "Cry Cry Cry". I suppose it represents a development of the unique sound that came out of San Antonio. Both versions sound great.

  3. I met Rudy Tee & the Reno Bops through his cousins, the Martinez' when I was 10 or 11 years old, at a house party. Made quite an impression. I still run into him once in a great while and he stll remembers my family. He has had a lasting ability to still be around the San Antonio Music scene.