Eydie Gorme, the soundtrack for cubanos not in Miami

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Eydie Gorme passed away in August 2013.  She was a few days shy of her 85th birthday.

Edith Gormezano was born in New York City in a Sephardic Jewish family.  This is why she grew up speaking English and Spanish.

In 1964, her career took off with “Amor,” a wonderful LP of Spanish tunes recorded with Trio Los Panchos.

It became a best seller all over the world.  Later, they recorded a second volume of songs plus even Christmas tunes in Spanish.

I can still remember my parents enjoying that LP when it was freezing in Wisconsin……a bit of the musical soundtrack to our “Cubanos in Wisconsin” story. 

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