WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 08]

Sunday, June 01, 1986

Host Bob Sherman remembers Pru Devon. He plays two episodes from her show "Nights of Latin America". One episode is from the Fall of 1959 and the other from July 29th, 1960.

Saludos, Amigos!

First, a recording of "Nights in Latin America" from Fall of 1959, featuring music for a Huayno dance, Agustin Barrios' "The Bees (Las Abejas)" performed by Sila Godoy, "Banzo" by Inezita Barroso, "Baguala/Minero Soy" by Atahualpa Yupanqui, and an Ecuadorian performed by Aldamaro Romero.

Sherman plays a clip of Rex Benware & Pru Devon startling WQXR listeners from Oct. 31, 1948.

And another recording of "Nights in Latin America" from July 29, 1960. Pru Devon plays a Puerto Rican song claiming "this is my day", followed by a traditional Venezuelan love song by Pedro Vargas, a Colombian bambuco, a Peruvian waltz "La flor de la canela", and finishes off with a tango.


WNYC archives id: 66315

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Bob Sherman

WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album #08]

A tribute to Pru Devon and Nights in Latin America


Comments [1]

Reidar Bornholdt

It was fun to hear "Nights in Latin America" again, too bad the theme music (El Humahuaqueno) wasn't played. Does anyone know the recording that Ms. Devon used?

Mar. 01 2013 10:48 PM

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