MALAGUEÑA

Latest update on 18/04/2014

Artist: Ernesto Lecuona
Author: Ernesto Lecuona
Label: HMV
Year: 1927

Cuban composer and pianist (1896-1963); Malagueña means Woman from Malaga. Is there a Malaga in Cuba? No, it's about the Spanish city. Lecuona's Malagueña is part of his piano suite Andalucia, Suite Española. Lecuona left Cuba when Castro took over and died on the Spanish island of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Covers:

1928:

Jose Conrado de Tovar

1935:

Boston Pops Orch.

1943:

Jimmy Dorsey [as At The Crossroads]

1945:

Larry Adler

1947:

Anita O'Day

1948:

Jan August

1949:

Andrews Sisters

1954:

Stan Kenton

1955:

Caterina Valente

1957:

Chet Atkins

1957:

Ritchie Valens

1958:

Ritchie Valens

1958:

Xavier Cugat

1959:

Mel Tormé [as At The Crossroads]

1959:

Percy Faith

1960:

Connie Francis

1961:

Snooks Eaglin

1963:

Trashmen

1965:

Kiri Te Kanawa

1969:

José Feliciano

1984:

Placido Domingo

1996:

Don Croissant

2001:

Brian Setzer

Lecuona also wrote La Comparsa, Andalucía (The Breeze And I) and Siboney (see there). His niece Margarita Lecuona wrote Tabu (instrumental hit for The Jokers - see there). This is not the same song as Malaguena Salerosa (see there).

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