An interesting list for this evenings team discussions of cover versions – which ones we prefer and why – what was the cover trying to improve? Did they succeed?
- Jo – Remembranza – De Angelis and D’Arienzo
- Nigel – El Recodo – Di Sarli and Biagi
- Deb – El Pañuelito – Pugliese and D”Arienzo
- Jon – Unfortunately the selection was eaten by Archie
Remembranza is one of Jo’s favourite – and she has in fact chosen 2 cover versions ! Malerba recorded this in 1943 – D’Arienzo was in 1964 and De Angelis in 1954. I have added the iconic Pugliese version from 1956 as well as the ‘original’ from Malerba.
Personally I have played the Malerba version 230 times, D’Arienzo 100, Pugliese 46 times and De Angelis – who I normally love – only 3 times!
I chose El Recodo from Biagi in 1952 as I love playing this in a mixed orchestra 1950s tanda. There were actually 2 previous Di Sarli versions in 1941 and 1951 – this one is from 1951.
Deb chose El Pañuelito from Pugliese 1959 and D’Arienzo in 1963.