No Hard Feelings

From ‘Mentirosa Conmigo’ to ‘Cheating In The Next Room’ , we have mixed 16 ‘Jazz & Latin‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Jealousy & Deception‘. It has Marcos Valle, Aretha Franklin, Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd, Ray Charles and many more.

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Lewis Shiner. : After some shifting of chairs and unintelligible bickering in what sounded like French, the band stumbled into a ragged version of “Perfidia,” the great ballad of faithless love. It had been my mother’s favorite song.

Wikipedia : “Perfidia” (Spanish for “perfidy”, as in faithless, treacherous or false) is a popular Mexican song written by Alberto Domínguez (1913–1975) about love and betrayal . The song was played in the film, Casablanca when Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart danced in the Paris nightclub, in the flashback sequence of their romance there.

Barney Wilen : Wilen’s tenor sound does, indeed, have something of the magisterial sweep which Getz delivered, but the main character of his playing continues to lie in his even trajectory. His solos have a serene assurance which eschews dynamic shifts in favor of a single flowing line.

Music of Puerto Rico : Cortijo’s band played standing up, danced on stage, and sometimes even joined the dancers on the floor. Their arrangements were really just minimal sketches as an orderly baseline for the musician’s improvisations. : Dizzy dug Paris and, in turn, the Parisians dug Dizzy Big Time. And, never more so than when his sextet captivated a standing-room-only audience of jazz aficionados at the Salle Pleyel on the evening of February 9, 1953.

Themonk with jazz and blues : This is Etta James at her best. The recording is “Life, Love & The Blues”. Simply stated, if you have LIFE and are still breathing, whether or not you know LOVE or the BLUES, you will be deeply moved by this recording.

Frankie Laine : At the age of 17, Laine left home to try his luck as a marathon dancer. This fad of the depression years was a tough way of keeping body and soul together, but Laine stuck with it and eventually he and a partner, Ruth Smith, met the all-time marathon dance record in Atlantic City, New Jersey. They danced for a total of 3,501 hours over 145 consecutive days, and split a grand prize of $1,000 for their efforts.

On the Big Black Bus : Written by Hank Williams in 1952, Your Cheating Heart is a Country classic that Rolling Stone ranked number 213 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Covered by the likes of Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Joni James and more recently Beck.

PLAYLIST : Cortijo – Mentirosa Conmigo (1.53) . Nat King Cole – Perfidia (2.22) . Frankie Lane – Jealousy (3.14) . Marcos Valle – Mentira (3.42) . Noro Morales – Malditos celos (2.45) . Laura Fygi – La Mentira (3.52) . Joni James – Your Cheating Heart (2.48) . Son Cafe – Puras mentiras (4.42) . Pio Leiva – Yo no soy Mentirosa (3.45) . Ray Charles – Your Cheating Heart (3.36) . Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd – Jalousie (3.23) . Aretha Franklin – Takin’ Another Man’s Place (3.31) . Soneros De Verdad – Carinoso Si. Mentiros No (3.43) . Frank Sinatra – You’re Cheatin’ Yourself (If You’re Cheatin’ On Me) (2.35) . Etta James – Cheating In The Next Room (4.57) . Luis Frank Y Su Tradicional Habana – Mentiras (4.24) .


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