Selena Tribute: Brooks & Dunn, Chris Perez, and Santa Esmeralda

“BEST I CAN”   CHRIS PEREZ

If you saw the movie “Selena” you know the story.  Chris was a young guitarist hired to play in Selena’s band.   After falling in love with Selena, her dad fired him from the band.   In 1992, they got married and he was back in the band.   Sadly, Selena was murdered less than 3 years later.   This is Chris’ Grammy winning tribute to his love.



“MY HEART IS LOST TO YOU”     BROOKS & DUNN

Spanish rhythms, flamenco dancers, fast cars, mixed with the classic vocals of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.    This is the kind of song to share with someone who claims “I hate country music!”   With the latin beats, the swagger of Brooks & Dunn, and the sexy spanglish lyrics (“Mi corazón perdido en ti”) this song and video should melt many stubborn hearts.



“DON’T LET ME BE UNDERSTOOD”  SANTA ESMERALDA

Written for Nina Simone, top #5 hit for The Animals in the 60’s, this song got its disco makeover in the late 70’s by Santa Esmeralda.  On the famous Casablanca Records label, here is one of the best blends of synchronized hand claps, latin beats, and disco.   The song got added exposure when it was included in Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol 2.

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