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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Fantastic Carmela


Colombia: Siverio

The Fantastic Carmela
Sings Latin American Folklore
With Paco Ibanez and His Orchestra
Fontana STEREO SRF 67527
A Division of Mercury Records

From the back cover: Carmela is of Spanish origin, fair, pale and delicate, and though she looks so fragile it is astonishing to hear her ardent and powerful voice. She is the daughter of traveling musicians and is devoted to South American rhythms. Ten years ago, at 18, she came to Paris and soon became a popular singer in several cabarets "typifies," such as La Mouche, La Venta and Granada. She appeared for the first time on the Parisian stage in February 1960 at "Les Trois Baudets," accompanying her songs with a native drum. Her first recording was released soon after. She became famous throughout Europe and Latin America for her expertly performed and fervid interpretations of Spanish music.

Venezuela: El Macan
Peru: De Terciopelo Negro
Peru: Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir
Venezuela: La Chipola
Peru: Estrellita Del Sur
Mexico: Flor Silvestre
Colombia: Siverio
Venezuela: Madrugada Llanera
Ecuador: Hojas Que Lleva El Viento
Venezuela: Partida
Bolivia: Naranjita
Venezuela: Brumas Del Mar
Argentina: Zambia Arrivena
Venezuela: Guerra De Los Vargas


  1. any idea where a person could find a digitized version of these tracks?

  2. Have a look at spotify. She is there!


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