So, who remembers Chicago?
Today’s Sunday Song comes with a story. I’ve seen Pepe (see photo below) playing his accordion in the street and in bars for many years, but l never knew that he’d noticed me until a couple of weeks ago. He saw me walking down the street with a crutch (back incident, better now) and stopped and said “hey, what happened to you??”. And we chatted a bit. So now after all these years l know his name is Pepe and while much of his repertoire leaves me with some rather unfortunate earworms l always love it when he plays If l Were A Rich Man, which he invariably does. I also love that now I can say “hola Pepe!” when I see him.
So today’s song is dedicated to Pepe, along with one of the most joyous performances of all time, by the amazing Topol.
I can’t find a way to embed this so you’ll have to click through to this twitter feed and watch it there – it’s worth it! Even if you don’t speak Spanish, you will understand it. Rosa and her husband have had to leave their home of 40 years in Jerez, due to her husband’s failing health. She said she was leaving her beloved barrio with a heavy heart, until…