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A word about Eydie Gorme (August 16, 1928 August 10, 2013)
American Thinker ^ | 08/12/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.

Posted on 08/12/2013 7:57:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Let's take a break from politics today and remember Eydie Gorme, who passed away at 84.

"Ms. Gorme, who was born in New York City to Sephardic Jewish parents, grew up speaking English and Spanish. When she and her husband were at the height of their career as a team in 1964, the president of Columbia Records, Goddard Lieberson, suggested she put that Spanish to use in the recording studio.

The result was "Amor," recorded with Mexican combo Trio Los Panchos."

And this is where my parents and thousands of other Cuban parents came in! She recorded music that was heard from here to Argentina.

In those early days in the US, my parents found tropical relief in cold Wisconsin winters by listening to all of those Spanish ballads that Eydie Gorme recorded.

I can remember listening to her LP (that's what we had before CD or MP3 files) over and over again. My mom really loved them. It was the romantic music that she and my dad dance to in a little town in central Cuba. Frankly, I learned to love it too, especially as I got a little older and could not find anything exciting in pop music. I found myself doing what a lot of friends did; I got the CD version of the old LPs that we used to listen to. One of those CDs was Eydie Gorme singing in Spanish. My friend Bill Katz (of Urgent Agenda) discussed her career and musical elegance:

"Eydie Gorme's career reminds us that we once had truly great popular music in America, sung by singers who actually could sing, and who could engage the audience. We had real composers and lyricists. Our music entertained, but didn't degrade. I have to believe there's still an audience for that music. "

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TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
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1 posted on 08/12/2013 7:57:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
For those who don't know, Eydie Gorme is a cousin of another great entertainer -- the Singer-Songwriter, Neil Sedaka.

2 posted on 08/12/2013 7:59:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

*sigh* ... whadda woman!


3 posted on 08/12/2013 8:06:30 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nice post, thanks..I caught them a few times in Vegas in the 70's and 80's..they were so good at playing off each other...the timing, the pace, of the duets was perfection. They used to do the Cole Porter song, "Friendship" beautifully.

What's also nice is that they both knew when it was time to retire, exit the stage gracefully, and NOT stay too long at the dance.

4 posted on 08/12/2013 8:06:57 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: SeekAndFind
For those who don't know, . . .

And it's important for us to know this, why? Respect is due to Ms. Gorme.

But you had to bring in your knowledge of music trivia to make that respect about you?
5 posted on 08/12/2013 8:10:43 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: righttackle44

RE: And it’s important for us to know this, why? Respect is due to Ms. Gorme.

I didn’t say it was important. I just added that tidbit as trivia.


6 posted on 08/12/2013 8:14:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: righttackle44

RE: But you had to bring in your knowledge of music trivia to make that respect about you?

And you claim to know the motive of a person for posting this? Who gave you that esoteric talent?


7 posted on 08/12/2013 8:15:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: righttackle44; SeekAndFind

Looks like somebody wants to start a pissing match....


8 posted on 08/12/2013 8:15:50 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: ErnBatavia

Well, you know who started it. But if he wants one, hey, I;m game (No disrespect to the great Eydie).


9 posted on 08/12/2013 8:16:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I sadly believe that our days of having entertainers with class are now behind us. RIP Eydie. you are missed.


10 posted on 08/12/2013 8:17:06 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dude, it was an interesting piece of trivia. Lighten up a little.


11 posted on 08/12/2013 8:21:33 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh yes...in the way back machine of my mind I recall my parents loving that music too.

R.I.P. Eydie.


12 posted on 08/12/2013 8:21:40 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: Mr. Lucky; SeekAndFind

The prior post was intended for the other guy. Sorry.


13 posted on 08/12/2013 8:23:14 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: SeekAndFind

One of the old-school class acts...

RIP Eydie..


14 posted on 08/12/2013 8:25:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for the post. I like Spanish ballads and hope I’ll get a chance to listen to some of these.


15 posted on 08/12/2013 8:26:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: righttackle44

“For those who don’t know, . . .

And it’s important for us to know this, why? Respect is due to Ms. Gorme.

But you had to bring in your knowledge of music trivia to make that respect about you?”

And just why are you against a bit of history, and against learning?


16 posted on 08/12/2013 8:32:27 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: righttackle44; SeekAndFind

I don’t think Seek and Find did what you say.

It’s just a matter of speech...”for those who don’t know”....given the average age here is far too young to remember her of her husband as a team from the 60s

Now apologize and go to your room...

for those of us who grew up seeing them on Bob Hope or Dean Martin it isn’t trivia...it’s history we saw

like Led Zepplin or Pink Floyd...it ain’t trivia to me like wow something I just uncovered

I can still remember when each album came out (in Pink Floyd’s case each album after DSOTM...those before were more Obscured on this side of the lake)


17 posted on 08/12/2013 8:38:13 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember seeing the couple at “The Theater In The Round” in Houston in the late 70s.

Steve sang a very slow ballad then Edie did a very jazzy “It Had To Be You”!

After Edie sang Steve went on-and-on about “How come I have to sing a slow ballad and YOU get to sing a jazz number that had the whole place rockin’?’

They had the whole place ROFL with their humorous give-and-take.


18 posted on 08/12/2013 8:48:59 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: SeekAndFind

What we used to call a class act.


19 posted on 08/12/2013 8:51:21 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Eydie Gorme used Spanish in one of her earliest hits, the mambo tune Mama, Teach Me to Dance (Mamá, Quiero Bailar), from 1956.
20 posted on 08/12/2013 8:54:26 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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