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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Edith Salcedo: "El Chachacha Del Arpa" (196?)

Edith Salcedo is La Negrita Cariñosa - "the Bold-Loving" - Musical Ambassador of Venezuela. She is still performing music and is still beautiful. There are many videos on Youtube of her performing.

"El Chachacha Del Arpa" is the B-side ("Lado B") of the "Felicidades" 7". Lado A is "La Cancion Del Muchachito," and it is a ballad. I could not find out when this was recorded, but a little googling led me to Senorita Salcedo's blog. I e-mailed her and asked if she remembered what year this was recorded. If she gets back to me, I'll let you know!

I feel especially lucky to own this because it happened to be signed by the Bold Loving Edith Salcedo herself, on the back cover of the 45 sleeve: "To HENRY with pleasure"! I took a picture of it with my phone but it didn't come out good. I need to get my scanner hooked up.

Download: El Chachacha Del Arpa