Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Feliz Año, Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona!



Many happy returns to the adorable Miss Vikki Carr, who was 70 years old yesterday!

Here at Dolores Delargo Towers, we love the silky-voiced Senorita Carr, not least for her sublime version of Perfidia, a version of which by Sara Montiel I posted on Monday.

I have (of course) blogged several times about this marvellous lady - here, here, here and here.

However to celebrate today, here are some rarer songs by the Mexican diva I have discovered, sung in her native Spanish...

Cuando Calienta El Sol:


Ni princesa ni esclava:


Facts about Vikki Carr:
  • The classic Phil Spector production He's a Rebel by The Crystals was in fact a cover of the original song by Miss Carr.
  • The sleeve notes on her 1965 album Anatomy of Love were written by none other than Ethel Merman!
  • She achieved the rare feat of singing for five presidents during her career: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bill Clinton.
Feliz Año!

Vikki Carr official website

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