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We remember Estela Raval (1935-2012)

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As a young boy in Cuba, and later in the US, I remember hearing “Quiereme Siempre” on the radio or my parents’ turntable. 
 
It was the kind of “catchy song” that sort of stuck with you.  I think that they were personal favorites of my parents who used to enjoy them a lot.
 
My father told me that they were Los Cinco Latinos from Argentina and that Estela Raval was the lead vocalist. 
 
The group was very popular in Cuba in the early 1960’s.   Los Cinco Latinos recorded Spanish versions of The Platters’ hits, such as “My prayer” and “Smoke gets in your eyes” plus Paul Anka’s “You are my destiny”.
 
In the late 1970s, I bought one of the LPs & learned a bit more about the group.  They’ve been one of my favorite Spanish speaking musical groups ever since.  I don’t think that they record anymore but their sound is great.
 
Estela Raval was born May 19, 1935 in Argentina.   She died on June 6, 2012.   Wonder what happened to the other four members?
 
The Cinco Latinos had great harmonies plus Estela’s very elegant good looks.
“Siempre, (siempre), quiéreme siempre, (quiéreme siempre) ,
tanto, (tanto) como yo a ti (como yo a ti) Nunca, nuca me olvides,
dime, dime que si Cuando, (cuando),
beso tu boca, (beso tu boca), nada (nada ),
nada es mejor (nada es mejor)
Dame, dame tu vida, quiéreme siempre,
dame tu amor, Siempre, quiéreme siempre, tanto, como yo a ti Nunca,
nunca me olvides, dime, dime que si Cuando,
beso tu boca, nada, nada es mejor Dame,
dame tu vida, quiéreme siempre, dame tu amor, …Amor…”

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June 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

1967: The Beatles and “All you need is love” go global

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Two weeks after “Sgt Pepper’s” release, The Beatles went global and presented “All you need is love” to the world.    

They performed the new song in an international telecast seen by millions.     “All you need is love” became a # 1 song in July and was included in the “Magical Mystery Tour” album released Christmas.    

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June 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

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We remember Stuart Sutcliffe (1940-62)

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Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe was born on this in 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland.    We remember him as one of the early Beatles.    

Stu, as he was known, was more of an artist than a musician.   Nevertheless, he was a part of the band until his unfortunate death in 1962.  

We believe that it was Stu, with a little help from John, who came up with the name “Beatles”, a reference to Buddy Holly & The Crickets.   I’ve also heard that Stu’s death inspired “In my life”, one of the band’s greatest songs.    Stu’s girffriend, Astrid Kirchherr, was a photographer and responsible for many of the group’s earliest photos, circa Germany 1961-62.

 

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June 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm

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Happy # 73 Ray Davies

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We salute one of the real characters of pop music, the one and only Ray Davies of The Kinks.

AS I recall, The Kinks released a greatest hits LP back in 1960s.  It is must for anyone who loves the sounds of that era.

Happy # 73.

 

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June 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

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Let’s chat with Juanjo Casal from Uruguay

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Guest: Juanjo Casal, musician and leader of Los Casals, a pop music band from Uruguay………….the band will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year……over the years, the band has performed a variety of music and enjoys great support from fans in Latin America……….you can see some of their performances in YouTube……..plus other stories….

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Source: Let’s chat with Juanjo Casal from Uruguay 05/22 by Silvio Canto Jr | Music Podcasts

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May 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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Perry Como (1912-2001)

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We remember Perry Como who was born on this day in 1912 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.   He was one of the most commercially successful singers during a career over six decades.   

 

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May 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

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1966: “Pet sounds” released by The Beach Boys

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Let’s remember “Pet Sounds”, recorded many years ago and still one of my favorite LP’s!

It ranks as one of the best albums in rock history. (In fact, it is ranked #2 in Rolling Stone’s Top 500 rock albums!)

“Pet Sounds” was way ahead of its time. It included songs and arrangements that defined Brian Wilson’s awesome talents and skills.

The Beach Boys were Brian Wilson and his brothers Carl (guitar) & Dennis (drums). The other members were Mike Love (vocals) and Al Jardine (guitar). Bruce Johnston also sang vocals in this album.

Most pop albums do not get better with age.  In fact, they usually end up in a basement box or closet!

“Pet Sounds” gets better and better with age. In fact, it sounds great on the new CD format!

Get a copy, put it in your CD player and you will see what I mean!

 

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May 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm