Caterina Valente - The Breeze And I
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Uploaded: May 25th, 2009 (5 years, 4 months ago)
Caterina Valente singing  The Breeze And I.
Caterina Valente (b. January 14,  1931, Paris, France) was born into an  Italian circus family. Her mother was a  clown and her father was an accordion  player; as a child she worked in the  circus as well. She performed in Europe  as a singer for several years, but her  career as an internationally known  vocalist began in 1953 when she joined  Kurt Edelhagen's band in Germany. She  was soon signed to Polydor and made her  recording debut for them the same year.  Her first big hits came soon after that. Two songs written for her by Cuban  composer Ernesto Lecuona charted in  Europe and eventually England and the  U.S. "Malaguena" was her first big hit,  followed by "Analucia" which when  re-released in an English version as  "The Breeze and I" became a top ten hit  in both the U.K. and the U.S.
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Jerry Kennedy: Love this Lady's rendition of the time honored tune!
geoffrey parsons: benhur They dont make music like this anymore excellent voice and orchestra
Rich Pulin: Caterina was one of my favorites! A young lady carries the Valente period forward...listen to her sing "Lovin You" & "Waiting For You" in their entirety at www.reverbnation.com/richpulinmusicalfam ily
Jacqueline Sergio: Love WWFM. I knew this had to be Spanish in origin. Then Caterina.....I'd forgotten her. Lovely.
margaret arnaout: I just love her voice....she has such talent...I love listening to her
2768Paco: Such a great lady...such great memories. It was a wonderful time. She was such a great talent for us all to enjoy while eyes swell up. Thanks for posting this.
bazjay38: This is a song that pops into my head from time to time - especially the part where she just uses her voice without lyrics. Reminds me of my childhood years. Thanks for sharing.
Jerry Kennedy: Gorgeous Lady gave me the wanderlust as a teen!
Rene Martin: Could anybody explain to me why my eyes 'sweat' e-ve-ry time I hear that lady hit the high D (at 3:02) ? Thank you for uploading this gem (hope the greed doesn't take it off again....)
sydball269: the breeze and i was always on the juke box at the 5 pier hill southend in 1956 with elvis heartbreak hotel syd ball.
hydropolite: i/m not sure when this song came out but i associate it with summer circa 1955 - the most popular summer song recently is Umbrellas by Rihanna - when it comes to pop culture (especially music) the new millenium is a COMPLETE RIPOFF ....
fulteacup: Listening to this makes you grateful to be alive.
primohomme: This song really shows her amazing range and beautiful voice, I'm a 21 year old and just discovered this wonderful singer!
jay capp: Great Song by Caterina Valente. I think that it goes back to the 1950's. It has always been one of my favorites.
dormantone: This and "Poinciana" are among her very best, which is saying quite a lot, I think! I've had no luck at all finding her version of "Poinciana" though ... anybody have any ideas? I'd really love to have that, too.
lMistaLegiit: Upload it to MediaFire and put it in the description ;D
fred turton: When you hear the rubbish that they play today and try to call it music, it makes you grateful that I grew up with music like this. When I first heard in the 1950's I thought what a fantastic singer and song.
MrBanjo102: Caterina really is a class act.
Jim Cannatelli: This is amazing. My dad had the Decca 78 rpm of this and I used to love to play it. One day I dropped it and it broke. That song I remember from back then about 52 years ago. I didn't know the singers name. When she sang that part up high it would send chills up my back. I found the name of the song years ago, but had no clue who sang it. Tonight, I thought about that record again and remembered to go and see if I could find it here on youtube. It's just as I remembered it. Thank you for this
abelsincain: Caterina Valente, the perfect pop singer.
Mattdem: OH MY WORD! Just heard this and Wow its immense right from the beginning!
gogo31038: I Bought this in the Spring of 1955, never tire of hearing it.
anthony ennis: In reply to fernando leer I have that recording it is on a cd called the hi-fi nightingale track 15
Bob G: I don't know if it has been mentioned, but she has her own website.....google it
Fabio Carvalho: What a voice. Great

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