A beautiful medley from the legendary three tenors: Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras. Songs: Cielito Lindo (Mexico), Ochi Chyornye (Russia), Caminito (Argentina), La Vie En Rose (France), Mattinata (Italy), Amapola (Spain).
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Taya Tan is a beautiful Japanese song from Pink Martini’s 2007 album “Hey, Eugene!”. It is originally recorded in 1969 by Saori Yuki, a Japanese singer, and actress.
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Luis Mariano sings “Mexico”, a song from the Le Chanteur de Mexico, a French film directed by Richard Pottier starring Luis Mariano and Bourvil, released in 1957.
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La Soledad is a Latin ballad, recorded on Pink Martini’s first album Sympathique (1997). It is one of the songs which is sung by the guest singer Emilio Delgado on the album.
The band’s leader Thomas Lauderdale is a brilliant pianist who does justice to the classical pieces that he sometimes incorporates into their music. One such piece is the Andante Spianato, opus 22 by Chopin, included in “La Soledad” (means “the loneliness” in English).
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Four different versions of “La Bohème” from Charles Aznavour. I don’t know from what year the first version is (black/white), probably the late 60s. The second version is from 1991 and the third version is from 2004.
La Bohème is a song written by French songwriter Jacques Plante and Armenian-French artist Charles Aznavour.
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1985 video clip of Tom Waits’ “Downtown Train”. It is a song by Tom Waits released on his album Rain Dogs in 1985.
The promo video for the song was directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and features the boxer Jake LaMotta.
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Green Grass is a beautiful Tom Waits song. Here it is sung by Cibelle, the Brazilian multi-media performance artist, singer-songwriter and music producer.
The clip of the song is filmed, edited and then Adams Carvalho drew on each frame.
Album: The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves
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Song by Tom Waits, vocals, production and percussion by Cibelle, harp by Serafina Steer, male vocals by Spleen.
Ninna nanna is a Neapolitan ballad, sung by Pink Martini in the album “Splendor in the Grass” (2009). Here the band performs the song live in 2010 at Jazz Open Stuttgart, Germany.
“Ninna nanna” is a stunning lullaby sung for a sleeping sailor who “dreams in the blue” written for the band by longtime friends Alba Clemente (actress of Italian stage and wife of the Italian painter Francesco Clemente who co-authored the band’s hit “Una Notte a Napoli“) and New York art dealer Massimo Audiello.
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