If you live in the temperate zones and feel like I do right now, you are sick of the cold already. And winter isn't even half over yet. So i thought this weekend we'd take a listen at some songs that emit a warm sound that makes us all think of the tropics.
This first tune was originally sang by the late South African singer, Miriam Makeba (who I saw in concert in Germany, in 1978). This version is from a Cuban born singer, who now makes her home in Barcelona.
This is a catchy little song some of you may recognize from the Honda Accord Crosstour commercial. It's called Pata Pata:
Here's a little tune that you may recognize from a steel drum outfit from the Caribbean:
Nothing like the Beach Boys to warm up the spirit. This song was big in the 80s, the video has some great shots of what looks like the Florida Keys: