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Vikki Carr (born July 19, 1941 in El Paso, Texas as Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona) is an American singer who has sung in a variety of music genres, including jazz, pop and country, but has enjoyed her greatest success singing in Spanish July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Star of the Southwest and Land of the Sun Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government County El Paso County Mayor John Cook Geographical characteristics Area     City 250. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began...


Her first hit was He's a Rebel, which in 1962 reached No. 5 in Australia and No. 115 in the U.S.A.


In 1966 she toured Vietnam with actor/comedian Danny Kaye. The following year her album It Must Be Him was nominated for three Grammy Awards. The title track from that album reached No. 3 on the music charts in the U.S.A. in 1967. Altogether she had three songs which made the U.S. top 40 in the late '60s, the other two being The Lesson in 1968 and With Pen in Hand in 1969. Around this time, Dean Martin called her "the best girl singer in the business." Vikki had ten singles which made the U.S. pop charts and thirteen albums which made the U.S. pop album charts. Kaye entertaining U.S. troops at Sasebo, Japan, 25 Oct 1945 Danny Kaye (January 18, 1913 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer and comedian. ... It Must Be Him is a 1967 album by Vikki Carr. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Dean Martin (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American singer and film actor. ...


In 1968, she taped six Vikki Carr specials for London Weekend TV. In 1970, she was named "Woman of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981. Carr also achieved the rare feat of singing for five presidents during her career: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bill Clinton. When she appeared at the White House for the Fords, she asked President Ford, "What Mexican dish do you like?" His response: "I like you." After that Betty Ford reportedly barred Carr from performing at the White House during Ford's tenure. The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the western United States. ... An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... George Herbert Walker Bush, Hon GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America (1989–1993). ... William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... White House portrait Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford (born April 8, 1918) is the wife of President Gerald R. Ford and was First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977. ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States of America. ...


In the 1980s and 1990s she had enormous success in the Latin music world, winning Grammy Awards for Best Mexican-American Recording in 1985 for the album Simplemente Mujer; for Latin Pop Album in 1992 for the disc Cosas del Amor; and for Best Mexican-American Recording in 1995 for Recuerdo a Javier Solis. She also received Grammy nominations for the discs Brindo a La Vida, Al Bolero, A Ti (1993) and Emociones (1996). Her numerous Spanish-language hit singles include Total, Disculpame, Dejame, Hay Otro en Tu Lugar, Esos Hombres, Mala Suerte and Cosas del Amor. The latter song spent more than two months at No. 1 on the U.S. Latin charts in 1991, her biggest Spanish-language U.S. hit. Her Spanish-language albums have been certified gold and platinum in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador. Latin American music, or the music of Latin America, is sometimes called Latin music. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The ethnonym Mexican American is the usual term of self description for people with strong ties to both the United States of America and Mexico. ... Simplemente Mujer: A 1985 album by Vikki Carr that won a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Recording. ... Cosas Del Amor was a 1991 album by Vikki Carr that won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Recording. ... Recuerdo a Javier Solis was a 1994 album by Vikki Carr that won a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Recording. ... Brindo a La Vida, Al Bolero, A Ti: A 1992 album by Vikki Carr that was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Recording. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Emociones: A 1996 album by Vikki Carr that was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Recording. ...


In recent years, she taped a PBS TV special, Vikki Carr: Memories, Memorias (1999}, in which she performed popular bilingual tunes from the 1940s and 1950s. Her guests were Pepe Aguilar, Arturo Sandoval and Jack Jones. In 2001, she released a bilingual holiday album, The Vikki Carr Christmas Album.. PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... The term bilingualism (from bi meaning two and lingua meaning language) can refer to rather different phenomena. ... Pepe Aguilar Josè Aguilar (1968, San Antonio, Texas), much better known as Pepe Aguilar, is a well known Mexican ranchera music singer. ... Arturo Sandoval (born November 6, 1949) is a jazz trumpeter and pianist. ... Jack Jones, singer Jack Jones (born John Allan Jones in January 14, 1938) is an American jazz and pop singer. ... The term bilingualism (from bi meaning two and lingua meaning language) can refer to rather different phenomena. ...


In 2002, she appeared to great acclaim in a Los Angeles production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies, which also featured Hal Linden, Patty Duke and Harry Groener. Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. ... Hal Linden (born Harold Lipshitz March 20, 1931) is an American actor and television director, best known for his portrayal of the title character in the television series Barney Miller (1975-1982). ... Patty Duke (born December 14, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning actress of the stage and screen. ... Harry Groener (born 10 September 1951 in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is an American actor and dancer, best known for playing Mayor Wilkins in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 3). ...


Respected as both an artist and a humanitarian, she devotes time to many charities including the United Way, the American Lung Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and St. Jude's Hospital. For 22 years she held benefit concerts to support Holy Cross High School in San Antonio, Texas. In 1971, she established the Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation, dedicated to offering college scholarships to Hispanic students in California and Texas. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 280 scholarships totaling over a quarter of a million dollars. The United Way of America is a coalition of charitable organizations that has traditionally pooled efforts in fund raising. ... The American Lung Association is a non-profit organization which fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. It was founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis as the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. ... Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is a U.S. organization founded in 1950 which combats muscular dystrophy and diseases of the nervous system and muscular system in general by funding research, providing medical and community services, and educating health professionals and the general public. ... St Jude Childrens Research Hospital is a world class hospital and medical research facility in Memphis Tennessee. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Alamo City Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Geographical characteristics Area     City 1067. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 660 miles (1,065 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ...


Discography

ALBUMS

  • Color Her Great (1963)
  • Discovery! (1964)
  • Discovery (Volume 2) (1964)
  • Anatomy of Love (1965)
  • The Way of Today (1966)
  • Intimate Excitement (1967)
  • It Must Be Him (1967)
  • Great Performances (1967) (UK release only)
  • Vikki! (1968)
  • Don't Break My Pretty Balloon (1968)
  • For Once in My Life (1969)
  • Nashville by Car (1970)
  • The Ways to Love a Man (1971)
  • Que Sea El (1971)
  • Love Story (1971)
  • Superstar (1971)
  • The First Time (1972)
  • En Español (1972)
  • Ms. America (1973)
  • Live at the Greek Theatre (1973)
  • One Hell of a Woman (1974)
  • Hoy (1975)
  • Y El Amor (1980)
  • El Retrato Del Amor (1981)
  • Vikki Carr (1982)
  • A Todos (1984)
  • Simplemente Mujer (1985)
  • Promesas (1986)
  • Esta Noche Vendras (1986)
  • OK Mr. Tango (with Mariano Mores) (1986)
  • Me Enloqueces (1987)
  • Dos Corazones (with Vicente Fernandez) (1987)
  • Esos Hombres (1988)
  • Set Me Free (1990)
  • Cosas Del Amor (1991)
  • Brindo a la Vida, Al Bolero, a Ti (1993)
  • Recuerdo a Javier Solis (1994)
  • Emociones (1996)
  • Vikki Carr con el Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan (1998)
  • Memories, Memorias (1999)
  • The Vikki Carr Christmas Album (2001)

HIT SINGLES
He's a Rebel (1962 - Australia #5; US #115)
My Heart Reminds Me (1966 - US Adult Contemporary #31)
It Must Be Him (1966 - UK #2 / 1967 - US #3 / 1967 - US Adult Contemporary #1; 1967 - Australia #2)
So Nice (1966 - US Adult Contemporary #22)
Until Today (1966 - US Adult Contemporary #39)
Now I Know the Feeling (1966 - US Adult Contemporary #28)
There I Go (1967 - UK #50)
The Lesson (1967 - US #34 / US Adult Contemporary #1)
She'll Be There (1968 - US #99 / US Adult Contemporary #13)
Your Heart Is Free Just Like the Wind (1968 - US #91 / US Adult Contemporary #32)
Don't Break My Pretty Balloon (1968 - US #114 / US Adult Contemporary #7)
A Dissatisfied Man (1968 - US Adult Contemporary #18)
With Pen in Hand (1969 - US #35 / US Adult Contemporary #6)
Eternity (1969 - US #79 / US Adult Contemporary #5)
Singing My Song (1970 - US #111)
I'll Be Home (1970 - US #96 / US Adult Contemporary #7)
Six Weeks Every Summer (1971 - US Adult Contemporary #28)
I'd Do It All Again (1971 - US Adult Contemporary #39)
The Big Hurt (1972 - US #108 /US Adult Contemporary #31)
Grande, Grande, Grande (1972 - Mexico Top 10)
Y volvere (1972 - Mexico Top 10)
Somos novios (1972 - Mexico Top 10)
El triste (1972 - Mexico Top 40)
Wind Me Up (1974 - US Adult Contemporary #45)
Hoy (1975 - Mexico Top 10)
El tiempo que te queda libre (1975 - Mexico Top 10)
Esta tarde vi llover (1975 - Mexico Top 10)
Disculpame (1980 - Mexico #1)
Abrazame (1981 - Mexico Top 10)
Por amor (1981 - Mexico Top 10)
Total (1982 - Mexico #1)
Oyeme (1982 - Mexico Top 40)
Motivos (1982 - Mexico Top 40)
Todo me gusta de ti (1982 - Mexico Top 40)
Ya (1982 - Mexico Top 40)
Prefiero amar a un extraño (1983 - Mexico Top 40)
Eso no! (1983 - Mexico Top 10)
Comprendeme (1984 - Mexico Top 40)
Ni princesa ni esclava (1985 - Mexico #1)
Atrapame (1985 - Mexico Top 10)
Ni me viene ni me va (1985 - Mexico Top 40)
Esta noche vendras (1986 - US Hot Latin Tracks #33)
Asi es la vida (1986 - Mexico Top 10)
Dos corazones (a duo con Vicente Fernandez) (US Hot Latin Tracks #10)
Mala suerte (1988 - US Hot Latin Tracks #3)
Hay otro en tu lugar (1988 - US Hot Latin Tracks #14)
Me estoy volviendo loca (1991 - Mexico #1)
Cosas del amor (1991 - US Hot Latin Tracks #1)
Con los brazos abiertos (1992 - Mexico Top 10)
Dejame (1993 - Hot Latin Tracks #30)
Sombras (1994 - Mexico Top 10)
En mi viejo San Juan (1994 - Mexico Top 40)


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Vikki Carr: Superstar (267 words)
While not gathering much attention in the U.S., her first single ("He's a Rebel") was a hit in Australia and led to numerous television appearances, and a spell as a regular on The Ray Anthony Show.
In the late '60s, Carr scored three Top 40 hits, including the number three "It Must Be Him." Her American sales dwindled in the beginning of the '70s.
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Vikki Carr - Music Downloads - Online (172 words)
Bio: After singing in various school functions, local groups, and Pepe Callahan's Mexican-Irish band, Carr began her professional musical career in earnest in the early '60s.
In the late '60s, Carr scored three Top 40 hits, including the number three "It Must Be Him." Her American sales dwindled in the beginning of the '70s.
With the release of her 1980 album, Vikki Carr y el Amor, Carr gained enormous success in the Latin music world.
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