7-inch series, part 482 – Manolo Escobar

Manolo Escobar Y Sus Guitarras – El primer bautizo
label: Belter
year: 1960
side a1: El porompompero
side a2: El primer bautizo
side b1: Ave María no morro
side b2: Te canto con mis guitarras


Found this one yesterday in an excellent second hand store in Rotterdam called Demon Fuzz. Check out that sleeve – it’s beautiful. I love “El porompompero”, the way Escobar ends each verse with the first two syllables of the next. Nice. The song is also featured on the other Manolo Escobar single I have. The words to “El primer bautizo” make me feel kind of incomfortable – it’s an unashamedly cheesy song about how proud he feels to witness his firstborn getting baptised. I suppose you have to have a firstborn getting baptised to feel this song. And a devoted catholic who understands Spanish, of course.

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