From ‘Kiss And Say Goodbye’ to ‘Beijo Partido’ , we have mixed 18 ‘Jazz mixed with Latin Music‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Kissing‘. It has Ray Conniff, Mina, Dean Martin, Carmen Cuesta Loeb and many more.
Carmen Cuesta Loeb: It was in 1979 that Carmen came in contact with jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb, who she met while he was performing in Madrid with the legendary jazz saxophonist Stan Getz. Although she was extremely busy at the time, performing in the Teatro Monumentál production of the hit show “El Diluvio Que Viene” at night, and recording all day, Carmen made sure to attend the Getz appearance in Madrid because of her intense love of Bossa Nova, and in particular the landmark Getz/Gilberto recording where she first discovered the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Javier Solis c/o Fiesta Del Mariachi : At 16 years of age Javier went to Puebla, Mexico to sing with Mariachi Metepec but it wasn’t until years later that Julito Rodriguez and Alfredo Gil of the Trio “Los Panchos” heard him singing at the Azteca Bar that he got his first break as a recording artist. They took him to audition with CBS records where he signed a recording contract and cut his first album in 1950.
Mina c/o Wikipedia : In 1963 Mina’s TV and radio career was interrupted by RAI, the Italian public broadcasting service, as she refused to cover up her relationship (and resulting pregnancy) with the married actor Corrado Pani. Mina’s record sales were unaffected and due to public demand, RAI ended the ban. On 10 January 1964 she returned to the TV screen on the program La fiera dei sogni, and performed the song “Città vuota”, a cover of Gene McDaniels’ “It’s a Lonely Town (Lonely Without You)”, which was her first release on the RiFi label.
Joana Zimmer : Inspiring blind singer and and marathon runner. Joana Zimmer enchants, fascinates and amazes. With her extraordinary voice full of power and expression the blind singer moves and touches our hearts. Especially in the lime light of a stage performance the authentic force of her personality turns into an impressive live experience.
The Manhattans : In 1976: Blue’s “ Kiss And Say Goodbye “ (March) made history as the second single ever to be certified RIAA Platinum under the 2 million-unit sales standard (Johnnie Taylor’s Disco Lady also under the Columbia label was the first). The album split production between Bobby Martin and Bert DeCoteaux and became The Manhattans first RIAA gold LP. During the reign of “Kiss And Say Goodbye”, as the # 1 Pop and R&B single, The Manhattans were also honored with an American Music Award nomination.
Lisa Ono : The album “Dream”, which was released in 1999, sold more than 2 hundred thousand copies in Japan, and since than she has established a determined position in the Japanese Bossa Nova community.
Tito Rodriguez c/o Fania : Rodríguez passed away in 1973, leaving behind a stunning body of work which, in subsequent decades, has been distorted by the subjective appreciation of a few fans. These days, he is remembered almost solely for his bolero recordings. And yet, like foremost Tito Rodríguez aficionado Gilberto Santa Rosa has often remarked, he was a rare breed of Afro-Cuban performer: equally comfortable with romantic torch songs and the funky stuff that made dancers at the Palladium club shake their hips with abandon.
Dionne Warwick c/o Last.fm : Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey, as Marie Dionne Warrick) is an American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers.Dionne Warwick has won 5 Grammy Awards during her music career: