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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:49 am
by Neil Foxlee
"They" = King Sunny Ade & his African Beats. Perhaps my comment was Anglocentric, but what I meant was that they didn't have any singles in the UK (or presumably US) charts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Sunny_Ad%C3%A9

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:52 am
by Rob Hall
Apologies. My error, mis-reading what was in front of me.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:59 pm
by Dayna
I've been hearing Feliz Navidad at this time of year since i was in high school. How long has it been around? Can that be considered World Music?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:18 am
by Neil Foxlee
Hi Dayna. I don't see why not, though whether it would fit alongside the others, I don't know (I haven't heard it). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feliz_Navidad_%28song%29

It's by Jose Feliciano, who probably qualifies for an entry or two anyway - see details of Poquita Fe, Usted and Que Sera at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Feliciano . His other US hits were in English, I think.

Thanks for that!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:07 pm
by Dayna
When I read about Gipsy Kings several months ago, I learned that the father of the Reyes( Kings in English) brothers, was Jose Reyes & he was well known in the US for his music.