Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ricardo Santos and His Orchestra

Artist: Ricardo Santos and His Orchestra
LP: 7" single
Song: "Song of the Pearlfisher"
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It's Gay Pride weekend! In other news, here's a lovely instrumental tango (with ethereal mermaid vocals) that you can let wash over you on this overheated Seattle Saturday afternoon. The track, from 1957, is performed by the prolific and mysterious Ricardo Santos and His Orchestra. There are plenty of Ricardo Santoses on the internet—like this one and this one and this one and this one and this one—but it's impossible to tell which one of them has, or at some point in the past has had, an orchestra. I'm putting my money on this one


radioman01 said...

The German band-leader Werner Müller was better known, in Japan especially, under his Polydor records pseudonym, Ricardo Santos.

Alex said...

Interesting! I'm familiar with Werner Müller, but had no idea he led a secret double life as a Latin Lothario. :)