Monday, August 1, 2011

"Besame Mucho"

OK, back to the 40's: Mexican piano prodigy and composer Consuelo Velazquez was not quite 16 and had never been kissed (considered sinful in those days!) when she penned this 1940 enduring pop standard and global phenomenon. Inspired by Granados' "Goyescas" suite. English version by Sunny Skylar in '44. First Recorded by Mexican vocalist Emilio Tuero but popularized in '53 by Chilean Lucho Gatica. Only Mexican song to top the U.S. charts (12 weeks!). Sung by The Beatles as part of their unsuccessful Decca Records audition.

Yesterday's answer: Cole Porter's "Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)". Pretty racy lyrics - clever songwriting. If you like Woody Allen DON'T MISS "Midnight In Paris" - his best film in many years.​ch?v=lXYKGL6MgKM​ch?v=F2BxQuDEKtw​ch?v=DzsMGJ2Nw6o

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