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Vikki Carr


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El Paso, TX, USA (1961 – present)

Vikki Carr (b. Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona, 19 Jul 1941 in El Paso, TX, USA), is a singer in a variety of music genres, including: , & - best known singing in Spanish / Español. She is well-loved & accomplished, in the Americas & Europe. She is now into the fifth decade of a career in which she has won three Grammy Awards & has released over 60 best-selling recordings. She has performed for the Queen of England, five United States Presidents, wartime soldiers in Vietnam, and sold-out audiences around the world. She has worked in radio, television, film and theater. Her music embraces two languages and she is among the first artists to bridge the cultures of the United States and Latin America, paving the way for many performers today.

In addition to her many album releases, Vikki Carr has played concerts for fans around the world, as well as appeared on stage, and television. She has starred in productions of South Pacific, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road. In 2002 she starred in the Reprise production of Steven Sondheim’s beloved musical Follies in Los Angeles, garnering glowing reviews from the LA Times, Hollywood Reporter, and Variety. Two years later, Los Angeles PBS affiliate, KCET, filmed a special Vikki Carr: Memories, Memorias: a salute to the English-language hits of the 1940s and 1950s originally composed by Latinos, and featuring guest appearances by Jack Jones, Pepe Aguilar and Arturo Sandoval.


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  • charlesjosmith

    Ballroom DJs in the 1980s who spun Latin dance numbers were enamoured by Vikki Carr's cha-cha hit, "Oyeme" (which means "Hear Me"). That song was the allusionary prelude to Daniela Romo's cha-cha hit, "Todo Todo Todo" several years afterward. Vikki Carr had a good Spanish singing style as a modern singer, but "Oyeme" continues to be my favorite one-hit wonder. Her singing style reminds me of a cross between Celine Dion and Linda Ronstadt.

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • wangle-mcdangle

    I like to listen to Vikki Carr and Jeff Buckley simultaneously.

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • kaylakaulitz

    Living On A Prayer and A Hope and A Hand Me Down :)

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • lcnetocka

    Please vote up:

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • bochka69

    The Silencers is my fav vikki carr song

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • adriano777

    pretty pretty vikki carr

    19 Apr 2009 Reply

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