May 20th, 2011

one piece, nico robin

"Se Me Olvido Otra Vez" by Juan Gabriel, also sung by Maná, English translation of lyrics

"I Forgot Again"
Composer: Juan Gabriel (1974)
Albums: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán (1990); Maná MTV Unplugged (1999)
Style: Mariachi, ranchera; bolero; rock; lost love song; always guitar
Country: Mexico


YouTube has renditions by: Maná (live), Maná (MTV live album, rock), Juan Gabriel (recorded mariachi style), Alejandro Fernández (live traditional mariachi), Lucero (female mariachi live), Pedro Vargas (recorded ranchera), Chavela Vargas (slow and hoarse ranchera, female), Julio Jaramillo (bolero version)

[Expand embedded video, rendition by Mana]

Wikipedia says that Juan Gabriel wrote and released it in 1990, but that time can't be right because Julio Jaramillo sung it also and Julio died in 1978. Anyway, Juan Gabriel re-released it in 1999 around the same time that Maná released their version. It won Maná a Latin Grammy in 2000.

Edit: Aha! Juan Gabriel released this song in 1974 in his collaboration with the famous and transgenerational Mariachi Vargas.


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