Amapola (Poppy}

Started by: dave b (1324) 

This song by Spanish composed by Joseph Lacalle in 1923, and sung by many artists,
including Andrea Bocelli, was also in the film Once upon a time in America ,version by Ennio Morricone.
Its a beautiful piece of music, and a version by Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly in 1941 , was remembered by American soldiers in World War II and sung with irony as they fought in France and saw the poppies of Flanders Fields.
This is my cover of it , from my Youtube channel ,thought it would be nice to share it with you, for Armistice Day. Thank you.

Started: 11th Nov 2021 at 14:33
Last edited by dave b: 11th Nov 2021 at 14:49:11

Posted by: Anne (4071) 

Thank you Dave, I thoroughly enjoyed that excellent
rendition, aren’t the old ones the best.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 16:12

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

That was excellent, Dave, most enjoyable. I also liked your Quando, Quando, Quando, it's one of my favourite songs especially the 1964 original by Tony Renis in Italian.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 16:27

Posted by: dave b (1324) 

Yes Anne, I like the old ones ,and 60s 70s thank you.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 17:49

Posted by: dave b (1324) 

Thanks Terry , got the Quando backing track mp3 download came from Belgium 8 euros ,bit expensive but good quality , Roger Paulsson his name website

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 17:54

Posted by: tonker (24613) 

It's "cuando"!

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 18:33

Posted by: dave b (1324) 

your right tonker strange init.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 18:47

Posted by: tonker (24613) 

Strange? Not really!

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 19:07

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

Quando is the Italian spelling of the word and the one used for the song. I can sing it in Italian.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 21:14

Posted by: momac (11918) 

Speaking of Italian,ever since I can remember I've loved Italian language..the last two years of my Mams life I was her carer..every day three times a day..any road up I'd been to the Library and got a tape titled " How to speak in Italian " ...this was before I got on the net..I told my Mam,she said " Oh you don't need that,you just put an 'O' on the end of everything and there you have it." and she meant it.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 22:45


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