Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Best of The World of Wonder: Cuchi-Cuchi!!!!

In 1977, Charo was it! She was everywhere. You could usually catch her on the Tonight Show and The Love Boat. She's considered a national treasure in her homeland but here in the States, she is considered a Queen of kitsch. When she released an album with The Salsoul Orchestra she earned herself a hit! Both with the single, "Dance A Little Bit Closer" and with the album cover. Add a little double entendre ("You're Just The Right Size), a sultry (?) cover of the Stones' "Let's Spend The Night Together" and a little non-PC Hispanic humor ("Speedy Gonzalez) and you have "Cuchi-Cuchi". Incidentally, Charo can play the hell out of a guitar. Her flamenco playing is unreal! I had the privilige of seeing her live a couple of years ago and she blew my mind. And for someone her age, she's still hot! CUCHI-CUCHI!!!!!!


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