Wednesday, August 25, 2010


OK, more 60's: It is still unclear as to whether this classic Cuban song was written by Joseito Fernandez ('29) or by Herminio "El Diablo" Garcia Wilson. Arguably the best-known Cuban song worldwide and the country's most noted patriotic tune. Original lyrics based on patriot Jose Marti's "Versos Sencillos" (Simple Verses). Pete Seeger's early 60's adaptation at the height of the missile crisis became an anthem for the peace movement. A #9 hit for The Sandpipers in '66.

Yesterday's answer: "No Milk Today". John Paul Jones (eventually of Led Zeppelin) played both upright and Fender electric basses in the original recording.

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