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Alla en el rancho grande


Allá en el Rancho Grande ( over at the big ranch )

year: 5 april 1927
originally by: Pilar Arcos & Juan Pulido

originally written by: Emilio d'Uranga; Juan Del Moral; Silvano Ramos
catalognumber: 40203
label: brunswick

Other recordings:
24-08-1927 pilar arcos ( vocalion 8114 )

recording date elvis: Wednesday 15 july 1970;informal
first release: on cd walk a mile in my shoes - the essential 70's masters ( october 1995 )
label: bmg
catalognumber: ean 00 7863 66670 2 7
comments: 5 cd set

Not an "official" recording, but nevertheless released officially by BMG, this is just Elvis playing around during rehearsals for the film "That's The Way It Is." The title translates as "Over there in the big ranch." Pilar Arcos was born Pilar Pubillones in Havana, Cuba, on 6 June 1893 of Spanish parents. The family eventually settled in New York, where Pilar married a young Cuban, Guillermo Arcos and started singing on stage, attracting the attention of Columbia, for whom she recorded. She toured Puerto Rico, Cuba and Mexico before returning to New York, where she lived until 1932, recording both as a solo artist and together with the greatest Latin-American voices of the time, including Juan Pulido, José Moriche, Rudilfo Hoyos, Juan Mario Oliver and Carlos Mejía. She travelled to Spain and enjoyed success there, too, until her career in that country was cut short by the outbreak of the Civil War. She returned to the USA and took part in several films in the 1940s. Pilar Arcos died on 1 October 1991.



Alla En El Rancho Grande
performed by Pilar Arcos



Alla En El Rancho Grande
performed by Elvis Presley


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