Rockabilly Bar Mitzvah
featuring Lil Luis Y Los Wild Teens
It must be a first not only in the history of Rock'n'Roll music, but in the history of the Jewish People as well: a Bar Mitzvah Party which doubles up as a July 4th. Celebration and a Rockabilly concert to boot! And what a party it was indeed!
David, my youngest boy, celebrated his coming of age into manhood with rockin' music provided by one of California's newest and hottest upcoming bands:
LIL LUIS Y LOS WILD TEENS
the Wild Teens are:We threw the Party at our home, Rancho Ronny. My wife, Laurie Lee, prepared all the food and decked out the place in a massive display of red, white and blue Stars & Stripes decorations.
Luis Arriaga (vocals & guitar)
Rick Coronado (lead guitar)
Angel Hernandez (drums)
Omar Romero (vocal and bass) who also has his own band, Omar & The String Poppers
David himself organized a complete fireworks' show to pay tribute to the greatest country in the history of mankind: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Guests started arriving around 7:00pm, and by 8:30pm the place was rockin' with the sounds of Mexican Juvenile Teenage Rock'n'Roll, courtesy of Lil Luis Y Los Wild Teens. What a smokin' band this is!
It is a tribute to America's universal character that a Jewish boy has his Bar Mitzvah Party listening to Rockabilly Music sung in Spanish in a room full of American flags! God Bless America!!
Well, let's stop the chatter and check out some pix:
The next evening at Temple Ner Tamid the Rabbi looked at David, checked out his pompadour and curl, his 1950s gab shirt & suit, not to forget his shakin' leg, and told us that this is the first time ever that he has Bar Mitzvahed an "Elvis-type" boy!
Aerik, Ronny, David
The new generation of Rockabilly Rebels gets younger all the time!
Angel on drums and Rick on guitar, two killer players
David Weiser is rockin' it out to the raucous sounds of Lil Luis Y Los Wild Teens!
David Weiser, the All American Boy, wearing his Hep Cat threads.
Omar Romero (Omar & The String Poppers) at Rollin' Rock Records,
recording a demo of Jackie Lee Cochran's "Dear Mom & Dad",
the day before the Bar Mitzvah Party.
Rockin' At The Synagogue (Ronny & David at Temple Ner Tamid)
Lil Luis Y Los Wild Teens got the joint Rockin!
Rick Coronado, Luis Arriaga, Omar Romero
Luis Arriaga is smokin'!
The Rabbi also told us how Elvis is considered Jewish in the Jewish Religion because of Presley's Jewish roots, which can be traced to his maternal great-great-grandmother, Nancy Burdine Tackett, a Jew. Religious identity is matrilineal, according to Jewish law.
This was a joyful and uplifting weekend thanks to Lil Luis Y Los Wild Teens, and, of course, to the coolest Hep Cat in Las Vegas: Rockin' David Weiser!!!
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