Olympic torches on a Parisian bus reminded me of Josep Pla, smoking merrily away on oil tankers in the famous 1976 A fondo interview with Joaquín Soler Serrano:
[Full video seems to have disappeared, so these are a couple of excerpts]
Not having heard other recordings, I wonder whether don José wasn’t playing up the accent for the occasion.
- My uncle Bumba from Kalumba dances rhumba (and he’s German)
Señor Coconut was a timely reminder to those who needed one that the best performers of Latin American music have always
- Cataloonia, Sweden on the Med
Jordi Pujol’s venerable dream appears finally to have been realised, although perhaps not quite as he anticipated.
- Polish diva: “I know a street in Barcelona”
Uliczka w Barcelonie, by the great Sława Przybylska, who has no English-language Wikipedia entry, and who I first got to know
- Why I came to Spain
To get away from British Spanish music would be a plausible explanation. Here two famous examples, a cover of George Formby’s
- My dream barrel organ sound
La Java Viennoise played at Les Primitifs du Futur: That looks like Fay Lovsky on musical saw, and yes, that is Robert