Hon. Acoustical Engineer
- Mar 16, 2002
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This little girl has the soul of Ella and Billy bundled in her tiny body. Try closing your eyes before you start to listen, it is hypnotizing beyond belief!
"Bésame Mucho" is not so much an enduring standard as a global phenomenon. Translated into dozens of languages and performed by hundreds of artists, the song has been an emblem of Latin identity, an anthem of lovers separated by World War II and perennial grist for lounge singers everywhere.
Recorded by artists both serious (the Beatles) and saccharine (Mantovani), "Bésame Mucho" has had more than two million performances on radio and television, according to BMI, the music publishing organization.
The English version, written by Sunny Skylar in 1944, was a hit that year for the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, with vocals by Kitty Kallen and Bob Eberly.
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