BABALU

Latest update on 18/07/2018

Artist: Orquesta Casino de la Playa
Author: Margarita Lecuona
Label: Victor (Cuba)
Year: 1939

The Summer Casino orchestra in Marianao Beach, Cuba. Vocal: Miguelito Valdés (Mr. Babalu). Ode to a santeria goddess.

Covers:

1940:

Don Barreto

1941:

Benny Carter

1941:

Xavier Cugat [vocal: Miguelito Valdés]

1944:

Lina Romay [with Cugat's orchestra in film Two Girls And A Sailor]

1946:

Desi Arnaz [yell that made him famous, even before writing tv history along with Lucille Ball]

1947:

Slim Gaillard

1948:

Machito

1949:

Peggy Lee [as Bubble Loo Bubble Loo, a Hoagy Carmichael/Paul Webster arrangement]

1952:

Yma Sumac

1955:

Caterina Valente

1956:

Johnny Mathis

1960:

Chakachas [B-side of ça c'est du poulet]

1975:

Fania All Stars

1991:

Weird Al Yankovic [as Babalu Music featuring I Love Lucy footage]

Contact


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