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Year Needed

Post by Hymie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:47 pm

Does anybody know the year of release for "La Cucaracha" by the Gipsy Kings?

I can't find it on any of their albums.

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Re: Year Needed

Post by Hymie » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:10 am

Wow, I thought SOMEONE here would be able to answer this!

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Re: Year Needed

Post by pauldrach » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:19 am

Neither AllMusic, nor Discogs, nor RYM know of an official release that includes this song. So, it may be some unofficial Internet-only release and in that case finding out the exact release year will be very difficult.

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Re: Year Needed

Post by Hymie » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:28 pm

I'm thinking that it may be from a movie soundtrack. Here it is by the way:


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Re: Year Needed

Post by Nassim » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:21 pm

Are you sure it's really them? I'm not a Gipsy Kings expert but it doesn't strike me like the right voices or that the instrumentation fits their taste. Wouldn't be the first time a song goes around the internet with the wrong credits !

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Re: Year Needed

Post by Harold » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:47 pm

Nassim wrote:Are you sure it's really them? I'm not a Gipsy Kings expert but it doesn't strike me like the right voices or that the instrumentation fits their taste. Wouldn't be the first time a song goes around the internet with the wrong credits !
Infamously, there's a YouTube video attributing "Don't Worry, Be Happy" to Bob Marley! The number of people who seem to have accepted this unquestioningly is staggering.

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Re: Year Needed

Post by Hymie » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:05 pm

Nassim wrote:Are you sure it's really them? I'm not a Gipsy Kings expert but it doesn't strike me like the right voices or that the instrumentation fits their taste. Wouldn't be the first time a song goes around the internet with the wrong credits !
Yes, there several different videos of it, plus there are sites with the lyrics to it as the Gipsy Kings.

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Post by Harold » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:10 pm

Hymie wrote:
Nassim wrote:Are you sure it's really them? I'm not a Gipsy Kings expert but it doesn't strike me like the right voices or that the instrumentation fits their taste. Wouldn't be the first time a song goes around the internet with the wrong credits !
Yes, there several different videos of it, plus there are sites with the lyrics to it as the Gipsy Kings.
Are the Kings actually in any of the videos? As for the lyrics sites, is there any backup beyond simply saying, "Hey, here are the lyrics to this Gipsy Kings song"?

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Re: Year Needed

Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:36 pm

As a fan of the Gipsy Kings: you have been done a bamboozle.
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Re: Year Needed

Post by Hymie » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:06 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:As a fan of the Gipsy Kings: you have been done a bamboozle.
Okay. I don't suppose anybody knows who the real artist is.

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Re: Year Needed

Post by Nassim » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:49 pm

Neither Shazam nor the google song recognition tool could find anything.

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Re: Year Needed

Post by Brad » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:10 am

Latin Masters?:
https://open.spotify.com/track/66nRcMr8 ... gmNEIjTRAg

This feels like a slightly different (karaoke) version, but came up when I ran Shazam...

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