Tejano music legend Ruben Ramos, also known as El Gato Negro, remembers the first English song he ever sang on stage: Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill." He says transitioning from segregated to integrated Texas schools as a young man helped expand his horizons in all kinds of ways, including musically.

"Before you knew it, I was listening to rock 'n' roll and soul music in English," Ramos, 78, says.

About 15 years ago, Ramos talked to Austin producer and Grammy Award winner Adrian Quesada, who was in Grupo Fantasma at the time, about how influential that cultural musical melting pot had been in his career, and it gave Quesada an idea that he couldn't shake throughout the years.

Now that idea has come to fruition. Quesada has teamed up with Nacional Records to create the Amazon Original album "Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul," a collection of vintage-inspired original songs along with curated classics featuring various artists including Ramos. Stay tuned for a full feature on the making of the Texas Chicano Soul album. But for now, enjoy the premiere of this behind-the-scenes look at the recording of "Boogaloo en Monterrey" featuring Ruben Ramos.

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"Boogaloo en Monterrey," a James Brown-like tune, was originally sung by the late Freddy Fender, whom Ramos got to know when they both formed part of the supergroup Los Super Seven. When Quesada spotted the song at a South Texas record store years ago, he knew it'd be perfect for the album that embraces the uniquely Texas sound.