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Chris Montez

born Jan. 17, 1943, in Los Angeles, attended the same school in Hawthorne, California, as the Beach Boys. He made his first record, 'She's My Rocking Baby' at 17, in 1960. After graduating in 1961, he met Jim Lee, a young writer-producer working at Indigo Records in Holly-wood. Leaving Indigo, Lee formed Monogram Records around Montez, whose first record for the label, 'All You Had To Do Was Tell Me' (a duet with Kathy Young) became a local hit.

The sequel, `Let's Dance', sold a million late in 1962, as did the follow-up, `Some Kinda Fun' (al-though it only reached No. 43 in America), and Montez toured Britain with Tommy Roe early in 1963, headlining over newcomers the Beatles. Montez's subsequent releases flopped and in 1964, Jim Lee abandoned the label to pursue a singing career. Montez came back on AM in 1966 with `Call Me' and 'The More I See You', both sung in the coy middle-of-the-road style he still practises today.


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Chris Montez: Let's Dance And Have Some Kinda' Fun !!! (LP)
Art-Nr.: LP2011080

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(2014/Rumble Records) 14 tracks

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Chris Montez: The Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREP4830

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(1999/Repertoire) 20 tracks, original Monogram recordings​, 1962-63. Combined on this CD are the early hits of the so-called Chicano rocker Chris Montez. "Hey baby, won't you take a chance...?" one of the most famous opening lines in the history of Rock'n'Roll...

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Chris Montez: Let's Dance - The Monogram Sides (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCH369

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(1992/ACE) 20 tracks (46:11) with 8 page booklet. Everybody knows 'Let's Dance'. A million seller that has charted three times in the UK, it now enjoys the kind of status that lets you know that rock'n'roll classics are the folk songs of our time. On the back of...

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Chris Montez: Early Recordings
Art-Nr.: LPMLP100

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(Monogram) 18 tracks. His first single hits. Chris Montez was 16 years old when he cut his first record, 'Let's Dance' and it sold a million. If you hear the Ritchie Valens sound from this Chicano singer you're right, Chris Montez really filled the gap after Valens...

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Chris Montez: Call Me - The A&M Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9833600

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(2006/POLYDOR UK) 22 tracks 1966-68 with 12 page booklet

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Chris Montez: She's My Rockin' Baby b-w Forgive Me 7inch, 45rpm, PS
Art-Nr.: NR45093

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This crude twin spin presents the previously unreleased first recordings of Los Angeles teen hitmaker Chris Montez.

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