Song of the Day: Xavier Cugat, “Brazil”

Happy New Year! I took last night off, so you’re getting this now.

January 1 is the birthday of Latin musician Xavier Cugat, who would be 122 today. Here’s his 1942 recording of "Brazil."

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    1. I saw her in Honolulu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. For all the wild and crazy she puts on, she is a great entertainer, knows how to engage her audience, can play guitar extremely well, and adds some variety (when I saw her, she had a group of Andalusian flamenco dancers who put on a great show themselves.) She’s tiny, barely five feet tall, but what a firecracker….

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