Bingo Reyna was an excellent guitar player. He came from the group “Jackie y Los Ciclones” and in 1964 he created his own band “Beto and Los Huracanes”. The group used to play all Saturdays on channel 9, TV (Buenos Aires). Soon they signed with local RCA Victor where they recorded lots of instrumental records. Bingo Reyna recorded at least six all instrumental albums (in spite of some of them have duplicated tracks and several were reissued with different titles). Les Paul and his multitrack recording techniques, which Bingo has imitated, influenced his sound. As usual, with Argentinean instrumental records from 1960’s, Bingo’s albums back covers usually did not show details of the Bingo Reyna biography or discography. From his albums front covers we can see a young musician in his twenties holding a nice hollowed body guitar. His albums were usually a mix of rock and roll and easy listening tunes (ballads, Bossa Nova, American songs, etc.). However, even the easy listening songs were very well played with clever arrangements. As far as we know, to date, no Bingo Reyna album or compilation was issued on CD.
In 1970 he moved to Spain having recorded with his (ex) wife. He went to Mexico and married again. At present Bingo Reyna lives in Texas, USA where he runs a light and illumination company for shows.
LP “Bingo Reyna Y Su Guitarra”, Disc Jockey EST-10.009, mono.
LP “El Mejor De Bingo Reyna”, Disc Jockey LDP-10.024, mono.
LP “Ritmo Bingo”, Disc Jockey LDP-30.002, mono, 1966.
LP “Increible”, Disc Jockey LDP-30.030, mono.
LP “Bingo Reyna y Su Guitarra de Fuego”, Disc Jockey F77.010, mono,(reissue of DJ 10.024).
LP “Los Exitos de Bingo Reyna”, Disck Jockey 88015, Mono, 1976 (reissue of DJ 10.009).
LP “La Guitarra de Oro”, CBS LP-8884, mono, 1968.
LP “Mi Corazon Es Una Guitarra”, CBS LP-8918, mono, 1969.
Singles 45s (ten, at least): issued in Argentina (Disc Jockey TS 513, 544, 586, 607, 665, 688, 709, 724, 770) issued in Spain (Disc Jockey TS665).
EPs (CBS 21.985, 22.040, 33.528).