A little Eydie Gorme in the early days of Cubans in ‘el exilio’

Eydie Gorme died on this day in 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 we were freezing in Wisconsin, a bit of the musical soundtrack of our “exilio” story. 

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