Monday, February 09, 2009

Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda was born 100 years ago.  She was a portuguese-born brazilian samba singer, precursor of Brazil's tropicalismo. Also a Broadway star, Carmen Miranda was by some accounts the highest-earning woman in the USA.

The next piece is one of the most beautiful songs written by John Cale, published in 1989 on his masterpiece Words for the Dying.

The Soul of Carmen Miranda-Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (live) - John Cale

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