Wednesday, February 12, 2014

taco talking parody

You'll be salsa sliding after listening to this parody. If your Latin music is too limited and you have missed the pleasure of hearing the original Cuban folk song check out this link Guantanamera

Now taco me this. Do you agree this parody should rank five sun-dried tomatoes?






I've surprised myself again.  I don't even like whole tomatoes.

NOTE an update - I love blog interaction and the comment on this post left me wondering which sixties group had a hit with this song.  A little google magic later, the answer is the Sandpipers. "Guantanamera" charted in the US in September 1966, and in the UK the following month, and remains the group's biggest hit. Here's a link to that version.
 

12 comments:

Bearman said...

Stop tacoing to you. You make no salsa

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

Five sun-dried tomatoes it is! I've never heard of that song. Good parody. You're missing out by not eating tomatoes!

lisleman said...

thanks - I will eat them when cooked or diced up good. I enjoy salsa if the chunks are small. I really like the taste of sun-dried tomatoes. I'm "missing out" on salads with those big tomato slices. So you never heard the original folk song? I forget which vocal group did the song in sixties but it was a minor hit.

Joanne said...

I believe you overlooked Pete Seeger, who found this song for all the folk singers to pick up. It's quite an old song.

Pat Fortunato said...

Fun parody and worth a few tomatoes. And maybe some guacamole.

lisleman said...

I didn't mention Pete but the first link in the post goes to a clip of Pete. In the clip Pete tells the story of how he was introduced to it. Yes it was an combination of an old Cuban folk song and someone's poem. Here's a wikipedia link about the song
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamera

lisleman said...

Guacamole - that's another story. Don't forget some peppers too.
thanks

longhollow said...

Definitely five sun-dried tomatoes. Great job. I've heard this song parodied before. I wonder what song has been parodied the most...?

Secret Agent Woman said...

That's how my ex always sang that song - One Ton Tomato. I think the parody goes way, way back.

lisleman said...

One Ton Tomato, certainly goes back to the sixties. I have no idea if this guy created this parody or not. The one ton tomato idea has certainly been around but I had never heard the other parts of this parody song.
thanks

unknownmami said...

It's not easy being a one ton tomato.

lisleman said...

yes it would be a problem around salads.
thanks

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