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Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer

Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer

  • Author: Guevara, Ruben Funkahuatl

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Contents

  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction: The Fire and Flames of Funkahuatl, by Josh Kun and George Lipsitz 1
  • Prologue 16
  • La Veinte: A Santa Monica Barrio 17
  • Ruben Ladron de Guevara Sr., 1914-2006 21
  • Superman in Ese Eme 26
  • Music and Movie Moments 32
  • Miss Las Vegas 36
  • La Gatita 38
  • Las Vegas and the Breakup of Our Family 43
  • Sue Dean 49
  • Miss Hollywood 52
  • Shindig! with Tina Turner and Bo Diddley 56
  • The Sunset Strip Riots and My Second Marriage 62
  • The Southern Belle 64
  • LACC and the New Revelations Gospel Choir 68
  • Miss Santa Barbara and the Summer of 1971 75
  • Frank Zappa and Ruben and the Jets, 1972-1974 80
  • Miss Pamela and the GTOs 85
  • Miss Claremont 87
  • Miss Chino 89
  • The Mutiny 91
  • The Movie Star and Miss Blue Eyes 94
  • Opening for Zappa at San Francisco's Winterland 97
  • Con Safos: The Album 99
  • Pilgrimage to Mexico 105
  • La Gypsy 114
  • From "The Star Spangled Banner" to Punk 116
  • The Whisky and a New Band: Con Safos 120
  • Miss Aztlan 124
  • Gotcha! 126
  • Zyanya Records 128
  • Cristina, Dia de Los Muertos, and Chicano Heaven 130
  • Born in East L.A.: The Movie 138
  • Caliente y Picante 147
  • Performance Art 152
  • To France with Aztlan, Babylon, Rhythm & Blues 154
  • Validation Crisis 170
  • Jammin' with John Valadez 174
  • Arts 4 City Youth and Trying Again 180
  • UCLA 182
  • Journey to New Aztlan 187
  • The Enchantress 196
  • America Tropical 200
  • Miss Mongolia 203
  • Teaching Poetry 207
  • Inner City Lessons 212
  • Teaching at UCLA 217
  • The Neo-Chicano Tantrik Funk Monk 220
  • Lust to Art: Mexamerica and Performing at the Getty 223
  • The Eastside Revue: 1932-2002, A Musical Homage to Boyle Heights 228
  • L.A. Times Profile of Boyle Heights 231
  • Funkahuatl's Absurd Chronicles 234
  • The Iraq War 236
  • Cross-cultural Friendships and Protests 238
  • Manzanar Pilgrimage 246
  • Yellow Pearl Remix 253
  • Saving the Toypurina Monument 257
  • Rock 'n' Rights for the Mentally Disabled 260
  • Resistance and Respect: Los Angeles Muralism and Graff Art 262
  • Miss Bogota and the X Festival Iberoamericano del Teatro 264
  • Word Up! A Word, Performance, and Theater Summit 267
  • Meeting My Brothers from the Westbank First Nation, British Columbia 270
  • Epiphany at Joshua Tree 274
  • Miss Altar in the Sky 276
  • Ruben Guevara & The Eastside Luvers 289
  • The Tao of Funkahuatl 292
  • Release of the Tao of Funkahuatl CD in L.A. and Japan 294
  • MEX/LA 296
  • Rockin' the House of Dues and Grand Performances 299
  • Fifty Years in Show Biz 303
  • Miss Beijing 306
  • Miss Monterey Park 309
  • End of the Ten-Year Sex Drought 313
  • Seventy and Still Running 315
  • Platonic Homegirls 317
  • Joseph Trotter 318
  • A Boyle Heights Cultural Treasure 320
  • Boyle Heights Por Vida 322
  • !Angelin@s Presente! 325
  • Sara Casillas-Gutierrez Guevara, 1923-2015 327
  • Staged Confessions 329
  • The Fall 332
  • Take Me Higher, Mi Reina 334