“Perfidia” (Spanish for “perfidy”, as in faithless, treacherous or false) is a popular song written by Alberto Domínguez (1911–1975), a Mexican composer and arranger born in the state of Chiapas, about love and betrayal. Aside from the original Spanish, other renditions exist, including English and instrumental versions. The English lyrics are by Milton Leeds. The song was published in 1939 and became a hit for Xavier Cugat in 1940. This version was used by director Wong Kar-wai in his films Days of Being Wild, In the Mood for Love, and 2046.”Perfidia” has been recorded by many artists, including Julie London, The Four Aces, Charlie Parker, Laurel Aitken, Mel Tormé, Olavi Virta, Café Tacuba, Glenn Miller, and others.
This collection features delightful songs for young children as well as the work songs, blues, and spirituals Lead Belly used to teach children about the experiences and emotions of adult life. Originally recorded in children’s concerts and studios for Moses Asch and Folkways Records in the 1940s, the 28 songs and spoken introductions reveal the humor, humanity, and musical genius of one of the great artists of the twentieth century. Essential listening for all ages. Produced by Moses Asch. Reissue compiled and annotated by Jeff Place. [Source]
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In 1942, Alan Lomax recorded David Honeyboy Edwards in Clarksdale, Mississippi for the Library of Congress. He recorded a total of fifteen sides of Honeyboy’s music. Honeyboy didn’t record again commercially until 1951, when he recorded “Who May Your Regular Be” for Arc Records. Honeyboy also cut “Build A Cave” as ‘Mr. Honey’ for Artist.
[David Honeyboy Edwards R.I.P.]