Here are several songs performed by the glamorous Gloria Lasso.
Gloria Lasso (1922 – 2005) was a Spanish-born singer, long based in France. In the '50s, she was one of the major competitors to Dalida.
Born as Rosa Coscolin Figueras in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia, she achieved a degree of fame and success in the 1950s and 1960s, with songs such as Amour, castagnettes et tango (1955), Etranger au paradis (1956, a French version of Stranger in paradise by Tony Bennett), Buenas noches mi amor (1957) and Bon voyage (1958).
Eventually superseded by Dalida, she moved to Mexico, but attempted a come back to France in 1985 performing at the Paris Olympia. She was reportedly married six times.
She sold more than 80 millions records.
The famous poet Jean Cocteau wrote in 1959:
« To Gloria Lasso. Here is the name that she deserves because it begins with a song of victory and ends with a weapon made to catch men and beasts. The lasso of a voice and the subsequent glory, that is how I imagine our famous singer. »
Enjoy the charm of the "Spanish nightingale"!
J'aurais voulu danser (I could have danced all night - from "My Fair Lady")
Esta tarde vi llover
Cuando calienta el sol