Name this tune?
July 5, 2009 7:39 PM   Subscribe

What is this tune?

That's a friend of mine singing a bit from a tune that's stuck in her head driving her crazy. She said she thinks it might be from TV of the past, maybe the Ed Sullivan show or Ernie Kovacs.
posted by MaudB to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Is it maybe a part of Sabre Dance? (Hi Neander!)
posted by bink at 8:03 PM on July 5, 2009

If you don't have any luck here, you can try humming it here.
posted by pemberkins at 8:18 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Sounds like "El Cumbanchero" by (I think) Rafael Hernandez.

Lots of folks did it. Here's Desi Arnaz's pretty famous version.
posted by Opposite George at 8:41 PM on July 5, 2009

Absolutely "El Cumbanchero". I have a bitchin' version by Henry King & His Orchestra, circa the late 1930's. Later reinvented as the enduring reggae rhythm "Rockfort Rock".
posted by Aquaman at 8:43 PM on July 5, 2009

"El Cumbanchero". "Rockfort Rock".
posted by billtron at 4:54 AM on July 6, 2009

Response by poster: I sent these to my friend and her husband says, "They got it! Definitely El Cumbanchero! Thanks!"
So - thanks, y'all!
posted by MaudB at 6:17 AM on July 6, 2009

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