30 mayo 2012

La canción de la semana #321

Día de Canarias is a relatively new holiday which is celebrated throughout all the Canary Islands. I thought rock would suit this holiday better than a traditional Canarian song. So here it is: Niño Malo from rather irreverent conejero band Oscartienealas.

Niño Malo

27 mayo 2012

La canción de la semana #320

...is Durme performed by Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble. The band's double album East and West will be released on 12 June 2012. More music can be heard at the LDL Ensemble website.

19 mayo 2012

La canción de la semana #319

Until recently, I thought that Hernando's Hideaway is an English-language version of some Argentine tango. Well it isn't. It was written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the musical The Pajama Game. The original Broadway production (1954) featured choreography by Bob Fosse. Here's a fragment of 1957 film with Carol Haney and John Raitt.

Debelah Morgan's hit song Dance With Me, aka Baila Conmigo, is based on this tune (one can see the words Hernando's Hideaway in the beginning of videoclip).