LITTLE HENRY LEE, RUDY PALACIOS & CHENTE MONTES of the SUNLINERS
In 1958 San Antonio high school amigos Sunny Ozuna and Manny Guerra formed a six-piece R&B band known as the Sunglows. Their novel mix of blues, R&B, tejano, and mariachi, along with a Hammond organ as a substitute for the traditional accordion, revolutionized the West Side Sound. Signing on with "Crazy Cajun" Huey Meaux in 1963, the band hit the big time with "Talk to Me" on the Tear Drop label. Sunny then formed the Sunliners, recruiting organist Little Henry Lee, guitarist Rudy Palacios guitar, and bassist Chente Montes. The group would go on to tour with Archie Bell and the Drells. Now these former members of San Antonio's top band are joining forces with Manuel "Bones" Aragon of the Royal Jesters to back Rudy T. Gonzales for the Stomp's West Side Chicano Soul Revue.