Anatomy Of A Song – Consuelito’s Mexican Classic

The story of today’s Anatomy Of A Song starts with its composer, Mexican legend Consuelo Velázquez (Torres), who was often called Consuelito. She was 88 when she died in 2005, and had spun out a long and successful career as a pianist, singer, and composer. Many of the songs she wrote are still loved and … More Anatomy Of A Song – Consuelito’s Mexican Classic

Anatomy Of A Song – Revisiting The Gershwins

Another Gershwin classic is in the spotlight today, joining three others we’ve featured in the past — but for a different Special Feature. All of the previous tunes appeared on our Fantastic Foursome feature. (You can see them here: “I’ve Got a Crush on You” – “Summertime” – “‘S Wonderful”) However, today’s offering is showing … More Anatomy Of A Song – Revisiting The Gershwins

Anatomy Of A Song – A War Ballad Beloved By Both Sides

Our recent post about British singer Anne Shelton mentioned that she was the first to record an English version of the German song, “Lili Marlene,” a World War II musical piece that has a fascinating history, including the fact that it became a favorite for fighting men on both sides. That fact alone makes it … More Anatomy Of A Song – A War Ballad Beloved By Both Sides