Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lucho Gatica

Artist: Lucho Gatica
LP: Lucho In Mexico
Song: "Suffering (Sufrir)"
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Born in Rancagua, Chile in August of 1928, Lucho Gatica made his first record in 1949. It didn't take long before his "warm and passionate" baritone voice sent his music career up, up and away like those beautiful balloons on the front of his 1959 "Lucho In Mexico" LP. Gatica, who made Mexico City his home in 1957, conquered hearts throughout all of Latin America with his boleros bonitos, and he also enjoyed popularity in the USA, as you can read on Wikipedia here. There's lots more to learn about Lucho Gatica on his website's biography page here, and go here to see a photo of the suave, impeccably-dressed singer receiving his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. Liner notes and a photo from the back of the album are included below.


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