Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Lambada" by Kaoma.

OK, back to the 80's: This '89 multi-Platinum release was subtitled "Chorando Se Foi"; the title loosely translates as "whiplash". Recorded by a French pop ensemble fronted by Brazilian vocalist Loalwa Braz. It became a world-wide dance sensation - a blend of northern Brazilian carimbo and Dominican merengue. "A woman makes her lover cry and now she regrets what she did as she sees him leave with tears in his eyes" - (Sam Kinison, where are you?!). It hit #1 on 11 charts worldwide. Based upon an '81 release by Los Kjarkas from Bolivia titled "Llorando Se Fue". Group? Song? For extra credit do the dance dressed appropriately (or inappropriately, as the case may be)!

Yesterday's answer: "Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) by The Mamas and The Papas. "Wicked bass line". And those harmonies!!! This one, along with "Look Through My Window" happen to be my 2 favorite M&P songs. Legend goes that there was indeed a steeple outside of John's window in Greenwich Village with a broken clock stuck at 12:30. My daughter Lauren is an avid M&P fan (go figure!) and her fave is "Dancing Bear". "The canyon" is LA's Laurel Canyon.

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