Los Covers Españoles

I wanted to drop a dope track for you guys before I go on my little exodus. Just the other day I ran into this 45 and thought it would be an appropriate thing to play since I’ve  been looking  into cover songs recently. And lately I have been really digging 70’s Gypsy/Flamenco rock  from Spain. So when I heard the popular Spanish song “Te estoy amando locamente” (I am loving you crazily) from the Puerto Rican singer/actress Nydia Caro, I knew it was destiny and I had to put this thing up.

Some of my prior posts focused on the phenomenon of Latin American covers of English language tracks. One can find a plethora of Latin bands covering songs from the British Invasion, to James Brown, to even more obscure rock, soul and funk. However, one tends to forget that Latin America also has a pulse on what is going on musically from their brothers and sisters in the Iberian Peninsula. Take for example the US/Puerto Rican Nydia Caro who lived in Spain in the early to mid 70’s, had collaborated with the super popular Julio Iglesias, and had even married a Spanish music producer. So it would come as no surprise that she would do her own rendition of the female Spanish group Las Grecas’ 1974 #1 hit song. Enjoy!

See you guys in a couple weeks!

1. Nydia Caro: Te Estoy Amando Locamente


2 Responses to “Los Covers Españoles”

  1. 1 OW November 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    You peep out Peret’s Catalan flamenco stuff?

  2. 2 josephfranko November 17, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Yes I have. Im digging all this rumba from Spain. I’ll try to see if I have any 45’s from him. Also, I have some Spanish freak-beat/rock and 70’s moog rock I purchased in Barcelona a while back that I should throw up, even though it would be a tangent to the Latin American theme. But I’d bet that most that music was heard throughout Latin America, especially countries like Argentina or Chile that have great affinities to Spain.

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