Category Archives: Spain

Sara Montiel

Spanish singer and actress Sara Montiel became an international hit in the movie El Ultimo Cuple in 1957. She was a much loved mega star in the Spanish speaking movie industry during the 1950s and 1960s. The first song I … Continue reading

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The Best of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Joaquin Rodrigo

This week, I would like to introduce you to two of my favorite composers and their most famous music. Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ best known work is Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. I give you two versions of it here because they are so different, … Continue reading

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Churumbeles Music

I loved Los Churumbeles de Espana and their lead singer Juan Legido. Two of my favorite songs are Dos Cruces and Las Bodas de Luis Alonso. The second song, Las Bodas de Luis Alonso, is repeated here because of the … Continue reading

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Manolo Escobar

In Madrid 1962, I was dating Spanish bullfighter Manuel Quintana Garcia Cesar Urses Halcon Negro, known professionally as Urses Quintana.  Manuel to his friends.  Manuel Quintana knew everyone worth knowing in Madrid. And everyone worth knowing knew Manuel. He was … Continue reading

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Two Passionate Lolas: Lola Flores and Lola Beltran

Lola Flores from Spain and Lola Beltran from Mexico both had major hits while I was in Mexico in 1957. Fiery Lola Flores was best known for her emotional Pena Penita Pena. I also loved Lola Flores’ rendition of Tu … Continue reading

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