Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The One, The Only, Charo

Before I call it a night, I wanted to get one last reshare in. This is the second most popular share ever here at Ernie (Not Bert), and I think you can see why. This lady needs no introduction, and I know you're going to love this song. Please download Charo-(Mamacita) ¿Donde Esta Santa Claus? , (Salsoul SG 201 12" 33 RPM Single, Stereo, 1978).

1. (Mamacita) ¿Donde Esta Santa Claus?
2. (Mamacita) ¿Donde Esta Santa Claus?-Instrumental


Stephen said...

Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but this may be the first "giant single" I've seen. But I guess it's the same as all the remix singles I used to see in the 80s.

Thurston said...

Hey Ernie! Thanks for rolling out the shares again this year! At first I thought that this song was written for Charo in this single but low and behold it is not. I just came across another version on Marty Gold's Children Chorus' Christmas Songs for Children [Kapp KL-1154, 1959].

Ernie said...

Thanks for the note. The Donde Esta Santa Claus song is older than that, I believe. The most popular version is Augie Rios, but I think there are others. I suppose a little basic research wouldn't hurt here. Acording to Wikipedia, the Augie Rios version was 1958, but they don't go into much detail as to whether that was the first. But it's certainly not Charo's song.