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Song 82 – Just a Gigolo

SONG: Just a Gigolo ARTIST: Louis Prima YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: The original lyrics were written in German (“Schoner gigolo, armer gigolo”) by Julius Brammer in 1924 with melody to follow in 1928 from Leonello Casucci.  It was adapted into English in 1929 by Irving Caesar and featured in various filmsContinue reading “Song 82 – Just a Gigolo”

Song 78 – Ella

SONG: Ella ARTIST: José Alfredo Jiménez YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: Ella was written by Jose Alfredo Jiminez in 1942 in the style of vals meijcano.  He was 18 years old at the time and sang of a broken heart.  It has been covered many times by prominent Latinx musicians. THE ARTIST:Continue reading “Song 78 – Ella”


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