TRAFFIC RECORD STORE PRESENTS
LET’S TAKE A TRIP DOWN WHITTIER BLVD
THE SOUNDS OF EAST L.A.
Curated by: GENE AGUILERA
“THE DUKE OF EAST L.A.”
TRAFFIC RECORD STORE
Join us for a very special engagement Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 3-6pm at Traffic Record Store in Downtown Atascadero California for a rare and historic event, honoring the music and soul of classic East Los Angeles.
"Let's Take a Trip Down Whittier Blvd; The Sounds Of East L.A." curated by Gene Aguilera is an all ages and free event with food, snacks and wine for those 21+. Exhibit will consist of a speaking engagement and listening party of rare and classic East Los Angeles garage, soul and rock records spanning multiple decades.
This event is co sponsored and brought to you by our friends at KCBX Public Radio, The Carlton Hotel - Atascadero, Nelle Winery and Slo Record Swap, while commencing on the weekend of Mexico’s Independence Day.
Gene Aguilera, or "The Duke of Boyle Heights" as he is often referred to, is a writer, historian and music archivist who has one of the most extensive and well preserved vinyl record collections highlighting the lost history of Chicano and East Los Angeles soul, garage rock and doo wop of the 1950s through the 1970s. Gene has also written and published several books about the history of boxing in East Los Angeles and is respected in both the music and boxing worlds, equally.
This is a one day pop up exhibit, featuring some historic albums that have also been used by the Grammy Museum Los Angeles, for an exhibit related to these genres. Additionally, Gene will have a selection of rare albums on site for sale from his historic library. This listening party, pop up sale and speaking engagement goes from 3-6pm at Traffic Records in downtown Atascadero with wine courtesy of Tyler Russell at Nelle Winery.
We are also thrilled to partner with Taqueria Don Jose who will bring their incredible taco truck and catering service to the event, just outside our store. Visit their taqueria at 9965 El Camino Real Atascadero CA. 93422
This reception will be followed by an all vinyl dance and music party in the main bar, restaurant and lounge of the historic The Carlton Hotel - Atascadero starting at 7pm.
"Hailing from East Los Angeles, record collector/producer, music historian, songwriter and author Gene Aguilera has loyally triumphed the musical phenomenon known as The East L.A. Sound to the world, as well as being simpatico to the native sounds of Southern California.
Aguilera listened to Thee Midniters on his small transistor radio as a young boy and caught the Stones/Byrds/Beatles live during the mid-sixties. He has guided the careers of Little Willie G., the Blazers, and boxing great Ruben Olivares.
His name can be found on a plethora of credits on albums and CD reissues, including Thee Midniters, the Premiers, Cannibal & the Headhunters, and El Chicano. Gene is also the co-writer of “Poor Man’s Shangri-La” by Ry Cooder on his Chavez Ravine album."- Excerpt taken from Cave Hollywood written by Harvey Kubernik c 2014
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