Sunday, February 13, 2011
Orchids in the Moonlight ( 1933)
Orchids and Tango - how appropriate, especially on Valentine day!
This beautiful Tango was first recorded in the film "Flying Down to Rio" in 1933. Raul Roulein sang this tango in the movie together with Delores Del Rio and in the film was also the possibly the most famous dancing duo - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
I watched this old black and white movie the other day and enjoyed the beautiful music and singing and dancing and suddenly remembered my grandparents dancing to this beautiful tune! Memories galore!
Over the years, many artists sang and recorded "Orchids in the Moonlight", the following song was recorded by The Platers in 1960's and to this day remains one of the popular versions of this Tango. It's a special tribute to Orchids and to Tango.
I am sure you will enjoy "Orchids in the Moonlight" on this Valentine's Day.