Music Challenge Day 4: Consuelo Velazquez – Besame Mucho
Consuelo Velazquez was a name unknown to me until a couple of years back yet her song ‘Besame Mucho’ had haunted me for years.
Before the birth of Youtube and other online streaming services, I heard her song on the Radio. I remember hearing the beautiful song for the first time as a young girl but never managed to hear who the singer was. As this was a Bossa Nova song and not regularly played on UK radio – I had no way of figuring out who sang the song! To be honest it wasn’t until my early 20’s that I discovered what Bossa Nova music was – I just used to refer to it as ‘Ibiza Chill’ music due to hearing bossa beats on Cafe Del Mar albums (but that’s another story)
Anyway, in 2007 Andrea Bocelli released the album ‘Vivere’ and there I came to hear the beloved song again. Immediately I got onto the web and found out who the original singer was – Consuelo Velazquez – her name will not escape me again.