Thursday, December 9, 2010


The Story Tellers were a hispanic group formed in 1957 at San Gabriel Mission High School in the San Gabriel Valley, east of Los Angeles consisted of left to right Ruben Ochoa(Baritone-Bass),Nick Delgado(1st Tenor-Lead),Al Sanchez(2nd Tenor-Lead) and Sal Delgado(not pictured,Tenor-Bass).

Calling themselves The Pretenders, they began singing at shows around Southern California. They met a black vocalist, Ray Bias, while they were performing at Betty’s Barn in Baldwin Park with Joe Houston in 1958, and Bias replaced Ochoa shortly afterward as the lead singer.

During a performance at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, the group was approached by Norty Beckman, who owned a record store in Hollywood and pressed up singles on his own labels. It was Beckman who changed their name to The Storytellers,They recorded the Nick Delgado-written tune_You Played Me A Fool. with the B side _Hey Baby. in the Zenith/Stack label.

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The A side became a local hit around East Los Angeles.


The group did not record again until 1990 in the Classic Recordings Artists label.

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