Song of the day: Santa Esmeralda- Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

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Back to the seventies today! The original of the song dates back to 1964, when Nina Simone recorded it. Then it was taken by the Animals, who recorded their version in 1965. Santa Esmeralda took the arrangement of the Animals and added a disco flavour to it, including some flamenco, salsa and other Latin sounds. It first did very well in the club circuit, where it was taken in a very long version, and the shortened version became a hit in the “normal” charts, like the Billboard Hot 100 (number 15). And today we enjoy these exotic sounds:

Santa Esmeralda- Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Posted on August 4, 2014, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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