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.