Sunday, August 11, 2013
EDYIE GORME AND MEXICO
American born singer Edyie Gorme is best known around the world for her pop hit of the
1960's 'Blame it on the Bossa Nova', or in its Spanish version, 'Culpame de la Bossa Nova'.
But to millions of Mexicans, she is known as the singer who hit it big with the Trio Los Panchos,
creating classic versions of many popular Mexican songs and romantic ballads. Her recordings
have never been out of print and can be found in almost any record store (the few that remain)
or from street vendors everywhere. She was raised bi-lingual (English/Spanish) and many Mexicans I've spoken to are surprised to learn she's a gringa. If you don't own any of these great recordings,
you're missing one of the great pleasures of la musica mexicana--go and buy it.
Here's a bit from youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBpDxaZfPZc
And her obituary from the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/arts/music/eydie-gorme-blame-it-on-the-bossa-nova-singer-dies-at-84.html?ref=obituaries&_r=0