"Good-byes are just the start to Hellos. In short, leave the past in the past and say hello to a new beginning."
When I was in Nicaragua, most of our music was local Indian music and almost forty years later I came across a beauty, "Y Volvere" on the Internet. I copied and got it to Calvin, who in turn informed me of some thing similar in Carlos Santana. Sounded interesting and I began my research.
There are five separate videos for the song "Y Volvere" (I will return.) all on a USB thumb drive.
The first one I found (black & white) was the original composed and sung by Alain Barriere in French. Born in 1935, he wrote "Importe Moi" in 1968 and the music was nice. He was happy go lucky and made a nice living just by singing, writing his songs and being appreciated by his growing audience. It was wine, women and song but he finally married at the age of 40 in 1975.
The second version is by Carlos Santana and he plays it in his usual style, when he was the rage. Terrific guitar naturally, a lot of the main tune but also around it, over it, under it and his own sounds. Long enough though almost ten minutes.
Then in the 70s, (Third versions, black & white) the song got to South America and specially to a bunch of Indians from Chile. They had taken the name of their band from the bible, the Black Angels, In Spanish, Los Angeles Negros. Big Mistake in the US where no one was interest in latin music from the blacks in L. A. Germain de la Fuente, wrote the words in Spanish, was the leader, arranger and lead singer of the band. He spiced up the music and it was a smash hit through out South America. They eventually went all the way up to the US.
I found another video (black & white) of another Chilean group "Los Bunkers" (Fourth Version) and they had their own thing which was also very good, except that they had to have their hair in the their face. And they went all the way up to Mexico with it. This video I got was in Managua somewhere, dates and places very difficult to get.
The fifth version two decades later in Mexico, a younger group picks up on this classic with Lucero and Mariachis. People tell her she looks more beautiful without the hat. I must be prejudiced, I think she looks just as beautiful with the hat on. Real Indian style and a big success in Mexico, really turns the song into a real classic that will remain for at least another hundred years.
I have all videos on a USB promotional thumb drive from Town Dancer. If you want it, you should have good speakers on your computer or good earphones. The music comes out the same everywhere but with cheap speakers you get cheap sounds. Sorry. Send name and address and you can have it, I will mail it to you.