Vikki Carr: POX

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Granada
It Must Be Him
Mas Que Nada (Pow, Pow, Pow)
Laia Ladaia (Reza)
(Walk in the) Sunshine
Happy Together
Days
Eternity
One Hell of a Woman

Josefa, Sunday, 4 January 2009 17:25 (twelve years ago) link

It Must Be Him played 10 times over.

Guilty_Boksen, Sunday, 4 January 2009 20:44 (twelve years ago) link

You should hear "Eternity" then. Great song, incredible vocal performance, classic Bob Crewe production.

Josefa, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:44 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

Short thread.

Exploding Plastic Bertrand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 15 November 2021 21:31 (two weeks ago) link

I recall the host of some 70's era variety show introducing Vikki Carr as his "favorite Mexican dish." Which was very odd, not technically true (I don't think - American born?) and a phrase you'd never use or get away with today!

henry s, Monday, 15 November 2021 21:46 (two weeks ago) link

Ah yes, one of my most successful threads. Conceived before I had a good grasp of the nature of the ILM knowledge base.

She was Mexican-American, born in El Paso. Has a real name that’s long and Spanish. And in fact is more popular today in Mexico than in the States. Even in the ‘60s she played up her Mexican heritage in a cheeky way but it wasn’t till 1972 that she started making entire albums in Spanish, and iirc her last one that wasn’t in Spanish was from 1975.

Josefa, Monday, 15 November 2021 22:26 (two weeks ago) link

In other words she's Mexican like Linda Ronstadt is

Josefa, Monday, 15 November 2021 22:40 (two weeks ago) link

Exactly.

Exploding Plastic Bertrand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 15 November 2021 22:45 (two weeks ago) link

Henry, are you possibly misremembering this real-life anecdote?

At a November 12, 1974 state dinner, Don Penny was dancing with Betty Ford while President Gerald Ford was dancing with Vikki Carr. Carr ask the president "What’s your favorite Mexican dish?" to which he said, "You are." Betty Ford was not amused.

Josefa, Tuesday, 16 November 2021 00:00 (two weeks ago) link

OMG you’re right! For some reason I had been thinking somebody like Mike Douglas or Dean Martin said that.

henry s, Tuesday, 16 November 2021 02:00 (two weeks ago) link

In other words she's Mexican like Linda Ronstadt is

Almost said Raquel Welch wuz robbed but she is apparently of Bolivian extraction.

Exploding Plastic Bertrand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 16 November 2021 02:56 (two weeks ago) link

Wow at the lyrics to the title song from The Silencers.

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 November 2021 03:06 (one week ago) link

Cyd Charisse lip-syncing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShFiOv7BwNo

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 November 2021 03:10 (one week ago) link

I like the arrangement and the performance better on Vikki's single version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtCUQGuJngc

Josefa, Saturday, 20 November 2021 03:54 (one week ago) link

Yes, I agree. I heard that version first and was a little disappointed by the one from the film.

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 November 2021 12:36 (one week ago) link

The algorithm is now recommending Eydie Gormé’s Latin stuff because I was listening to Vikki, wonder why it never went the other way, or maybe it did and I just didn’t notice.

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 November 2021 12:42 (one week ago) link

Never knew about her version of “He’s a Rebel” and how it fit into the timeline.

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 November 2021 12:53 (one week ago) link

Looks to me like she had zero intergenerational hipster crossover. Maybe she should have done a collabo with Oasis or The Pet Shop Boys.

People who talk about music but don't own a record player: C/D

i went back to the salvation army the other day and they had the same 20 vikki carr LPs they had before.
― jody heatherton (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, July 17, 2005 1:28 PM (sixteen years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 November 2021 13:42 (one week ago) link

Has had

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 November 2021 13:51 (one week ago) link

I've done my best to make Vikki Carr a thing with my generation, without making noticeable inroads. One exception: if you put her version of "Happy Together" on your hi-fi, the 45 version (with bass up in the mix), people are bound to ask, "who is this?"

In Mexico different generations know her bc she's always on TV, but they probably don't know her '60s stuff.

Yes, I've wondered if her version of "He's a Rebel" would've become "the" version had Spector not done his version. Hers WAS a hit in Australia.

Josefa, Saturday, 20 November 2021 14:26 (one week ago) link


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