Sunday, March 1, 2009

Zingarella - Kortit kertoo kohtalomme

Lea Laven was very productive in the recording studio in the 70's and 80's. As I've been stated before the major part of the recordings were covers. But it dooesn't really matter if the covers are good. As is this "Kortit kertoo kohtalomme" (Cards tell our fortune) recorded in 1988. The original was called "Zingarella" and performed by Enrico Macias (b. Gaston Ghrenassia). He was born in Constantine, then French Algeria but when the Algerian War of Independence was raging, Gaston (Macias) went into exile in mainland France. Arriving in Paris, he decided to pursue a career in music. He appeared on French television and became an overnight sensation. In 1964, he was transformed into Enrico Macias. From that time on, he has toured throughout the world, recorded hit songs in Spanish and Italian, and met great success on every continent.

Here's the pair:

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