Saturday, July 17, 2010


If you've gotten through life without discovering Olga Guillot, her obituary in The New York Times will acquaint you with the basic facts of this beloved singer's life. Although born in Cuba, her career was made in Mexico; she's known all over Latin America as the 'Queen of the Bolero.' Her husky, emotion-laden voice has been recorded endlessly, and she appeared in many movies during the 1950's and 60's. You can find her music in any market throughout the country or on

The Youtube video below gives you the visceral information. Here she is, in 1968.

Another Youtube video gives a little of her history.