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Song ID: Keith Colley – “Enamorado” (1963)


In the early sixties Keith Colley was headed toward a Gene Pitney-esque sort of situation – crashing the gates as a teen idol while working behind the scenes as a songwriter and publisher. For Colley, though, the behind-the-scenes stuff won out and he ended up with only one charting single, “Enamorado,” which peaked at #66 in ‘63 (although his “Queridita Mia” did bubble under at #122 later that year). Colley, a non-Spanish-speaking Washingtonian, wound up giving this track the south-of-the-border treatment at the visionary behest of his label. And it sounds, in fact, a bit like Gene Pitney singing in Spanish. Doo-doo-be-doo.

Keith Colley – “Enamorado”

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posted by Kim Simpson

4 Responses to “Song ID: Keith Colley – “Enamorado” (1963)”

  1. jaime teran hernandez Says:

    hermosísima canción, yo la he buscado años y años , verdaderamente me ha hecho llorar, me ha transportado a mis años de infancia

  2. jaime teran hernandez Says:

    thank you for this beautiful song

  3. Jonathan Morrison Says:

    Since my childhood I have been enamoured by “Enamorado…” It’s a treat to know that others around the world (I presume) have felt the same way about this rapid-fire outburst of “compasion” by a non Spanish-speaking American, who sounds so authentically latin!


  4. Jonathan Morrison Says:

    Creo que una cancion muy encantada

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