Raquel Meller, the most successful Spanish artist of the 20th century, struggling with pitch and pace in 1914:
Sara Montiel, who made her name in the 50s singing old Raquel Meller songs, only much better:
Rudolph Valentino, who would have struggled to compete with barnyard animals had films not been silent:
Maybe the X Factor isn’t so bad after all.
- She’s a bombshell from Brooklyn (and not from Brazil)
Some Friday morning cheer from Dubin & Monaco in a recording by Xavier Cugat, one of Hitler’s more unlikely faves: Perhaps the
- Barcelona’s greatest Dutch pop star
Siegfried Anton den Boer/Siegfried Andre Den Boer Kramer/Anthony van den Boer/Tony Ronald/Tonny Ronald etc, born Arnhem 1941/1943/1944, permanently resident in Barcelona
- Carmen de España
A not particularly serious assault on Prosper Mérimée.
- “Sorceress” Raquel Meller, TIME Magazine cover
This delectable flor del mal from Barcelona’s Poble Sec district is a daisychain from A Nun’s link to a review of
- Tantalisingly facked
OCB’s Black Thinking brand launches a startling new ambient campaign.