Sunny and The Sunglows

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This Mexican-American group came from San Antonio, Texas, USA. The group was formed in 1959 and originally consisted of Sunny Ozuna, Jess, Oscar and Ray Villanueva, Tony Tostado, Gilbert Fernandez, and…
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This Mexican-American group came from San Antonio, Texas, USA. The group was formed in 1959 and originally consisted of Sunny Ozuna, Jess, Oscar and Ray Villanueva, Tony Tostado, Gilbert Fernandez, and Alfred Luna. Sunny and the Sunglows (who also recorded as Sunny And The Sunliners) were one of the few Hispanic acts to succeed in the pop and soul markets, in which they sang old R&B hits with a typical Hispanic approach, laid-back and soulful. Their hits comprised a remake of Little Willie John’s classic ‘Talk To Me’ (US R&B number 12 and pop number 11, 1963), a remake of Tony Bennett’s ‘Rags To Riches’ (1963), and a remake of the Five Keys’ ‘Out Of Sight Out Of Mind’ (1964). In 1965, the group scored a minor pop hit with a saxophone-dominated polka instrumental, ‘Peanuts (La Cacahuata)’, and much of the group’s subsequent recordings were brassy polka instrumentals for the Mexican-American community.