This unique compilation presents the very best of Freddy Fender's English language recordings between 1959-1961, the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled. Long before he became a country crossover superstar in the 1970's, Freddy Fender was a teenage rock & roll star in his native Mexico, under his real name, Baldemar Huerta. The very first Hispanic rock & roller, nicknamed 'El Bebop Kid', he initially sang Spanish language cover versions of contemporaneous American rock & roll hits, before starting to write his own songs. He changed his stage name to 'Freddy Fender' in 1959 in order to appeal to the US market - as he famously said, 'To sell better with Gringos!' - and began to record in English.