Mudcat Café message #3392723 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146504   Message #3392723
Posted By: GUEST
20-Aug-12 - 12:40 PM
Thread Name: How to learn a song in another language?
Subject: RE: How to learn a song in another language?
Here's a much easier to follow version of the song. The melody stands out(as you pointed out, the other versions are" nightclub" performances, with all kinds of showy stuff tossed in) and, it turns out, when you hear it without the theatrics, the melody is something you can hum along with, or sing acapella Babalu by Los Caballeros .

The Desi and Miguelito versions are very different because Miguelito does it in rhumba rhythm(which seems to be the original intent) and Desi has re-arranged is as a Conga, and changed the minor sections to major.