Amigos Em Portugal
Summer. Time to break out the Vino Verde. And while you are sipping away, dreaming of Lisbon, perhaps your soul yearns for Fado. Or maybe just another dip in the ocean.
Here's a taste of Amália Rodrigues, "the queen of Fado." The music's godmother. The Billie Holiday of Portugal.
Soak up that amazing, haunting voice as you drink up the Vino Verde. And wipe a tear from your eye.
I was first introduced to Amália Rodrigues by the Durutti Column's 1994 album Sex and Death. Vini Reilly sampled Amália's voice, mimicing her other worldly vocal with his guitar in the track "Fado." Thanks Vini.
Amália Rodrigues photo courtesy of wikipedia