Latin Songs, Singers, and Jazz!

By: Bill Tucker.

Editor’s Note: “Latin Songs, Singers, and Jazz” is a music show that was arranged by (late) co-founder, Bill Tucker, who was host to a radio music show in Zihuatanejo for several years. Enjoy!

What was the first song that you heard in another language that captured you? My uncle, who was a jazz enthusiast, introduced me to Nat King Cole at an early age. When I first heard Nat King Cole sing “Perfidia,” I was captured by the music and felt that I understood the words even though they were in Spanish. The song was written in the 1930s by Alberto Dominguez Borras, a Mexican, and became a classic. My appreciation for this collaboration of Spanish and jazz continued from there.

Singer: Nat King Cole; Song: Perfidia. This song was written by Alberto Dominquez (1911-1975), who was Mexican.

Album: Bolero Jazz; Singer: Renee Barrios; Song: Tu, Mi Delirio

Album: Joe Cuba Sextette Latin Gold; Singer: Cheo Feliciano; Song: Como Rien

Album: Embraceable You; Singer: Venissa Santi; Song: Embraceable You

Album: Magos Herrera Jazz; Song: Tu Mi Delrio

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