Vikki Carr is an American singer from Mexican origins.
I wrote this special page because of the cover she does on one of the most beautiful Spanish Love Songs ever, Cuando Calienta El Sol.
It is my very favorite Spanish language love song and there is a difference in understanding the true translation of this song.
The English version is "Love Me with All of Your Heart" but the Spanish version is much more romantic and eternal.
It translates to the beat of your heart on the beach under the hot sun.
When you watch Vikki in this Spanish music video from 1966 please notice as she gets closer to the audience how they seem to be spell bound by her presence singing this song.
They seem to believe every word and feel her passion, even though they may not understand the language.
Spanish or English or any Language this song is simply beautiful. I do miss the real music artists that can express songs with heart, body and soul.
It's hard not to get moved by her beautiful voice.
The folks in that audience experienced something very special that night.
This was class 101 in song interpretation. Simply outstanding. There are only two women that I believe have the voice to do this song proud. One you just heard and the other is by Connie Francis.
Vikki Carr is a three-time Grammy Award winner, whose international
success spans four decades. She has performed for the Queen, five United
States Presidents, wartime soldiers in Vietnam and sold-out audiences
around the world.
She is admired by the very best in the entertainment world. Dean Martin said she was "The best girl singer in the business," and Frank Sinatra said, "She possesses my kind of voice." Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald both named her among their three favorite female singers of all time.
Elvis Presley was also very fond of her and even remarked on stage in Las Vegas many times that Vikki was one of his favorite singers. He said he liked her because "she sang from the gut" and introduced her at many of his personal appearances in which she attended.
In 2008, Vikki Carr was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy from the Latin Recording Academy.
Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona
Four time Grammy award-winning recording artist (singer).
She is a rare type of singer who can cry on demand during a performance.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Received a doctorate in Law from San Diego University in 1974.
Awarded Doctorate in Fine Arts from St. Edwards University in 1974.
In 1970 chosen by the Los Angeles Times as their "Woman of the Year.".
On December 26, 1969, Vikki Carr was selected one of the "Ten Best Coiffured Women in the World" by the Helene Curtis Guild of Professional Beauticians.
I have added this very special video that shows just how elegant she still performs many years after the video above.
Please take time to enjoy the four different versions below of my all time favorite Spanish love song.
Enjoy Connie Francis version on this beautiful Spanish love song.
Johnny Rodriguez sings his version of the song.
Love Me With All Your Heart #1 song in 1964.
A very young Luis Miguel and a Classic Cool Video
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Recommended Vikki Carr favorites. 75 total songs in English and Spanish. Visit the Amazon Vikki Carr store.
Watch Luis sing his upbeat version of this classic love song, "Cuando Calienta El Sol." Includes a Great video! Read more.
Read the story and listen to Connie Francis give her beautiful rendition of this Spanish classic.
Visit this Johnny Rodriguez page and listen to his version of "Love Me With All Your Heart." Johnny covers the song in both Spanish and English. Very nicely done. Read more.
Just creamy harmony and seamless pleasure returns you to the days when easy listening was called "dinner music."
Another beautiful love song from 1964. Read more.
A truly beautiful song with words that reflect the long lasting meaning of love.
"But just tell me you love me and you are only mine ...
And our love will go on 'til the end of time." Read more ...