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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Underrated Treasures Blogfest



It's time for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest hosted by Alex Cavanaugh.   Participants are supposed to name movies, TV shows, music, musicians, or books that not a lot of people know about, but should, because they're so awesome.

For my selection, I've chosen the Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla Perez, whose life was tragically cut short.  She was murdered by her fan club president on March 31, 1995.  I don't remember how old she was, but she was still in her twenties.

I first heard her sing when I was in my early twenties.  She was singing a crossover song, Dreaming of You, and I thought, "Wow!  What a beautiful voice!"   I have always loved Latino music, so I decided to purchase some of her CDs.  (Plus I had a boyfriend from Mexico at the time, and I figured it would be a good way to learn Spanish so I could communicate with the Madre and Padre!)

From what I've read and heard about Selena, she was also a very warm, kind person.  I'd love to have met her.

Here are some music videos, so you can hear and see this talented, beautiful woman.

                                                             Amor Prohibido

                                                           Bidi Bidi Bom Bom


                                                         I Could Fall in Love


74 comments:

  1. Such a tragic ending to such a promising career and the life of a beautiful woman.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

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    1. It was a tragic loss! Thanks for hosting the blogfest!

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  2. and we remember the movie about her which was J.Lo's first movie role....

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  3. She has a great voice indeed. Stupid psycho fans

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    1. The woman who killed her is one messed up individual!

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  4. I was wondering if the TV movie I saw starring J. Lo. was about the same Selena. I see from Dezmond's comment it is/was. I didn't want the entire show, and I had no idea she was murdered by her fan club president. That is heartbreaking. She quickly rose to fame - so sad. Great pick, Sherry. Her music is beautiful as was she.

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    1. She was so talented. I wonder where her path would've gone if she was still alive.

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  5. Selena Gomez was actually named after her. I remember watching stories about her when I was younger with my mom. My mom always watched things about tragic or crazy events. Selena was on a few of the most tragic death lists, along with Natalie Wood (who died by drowning when her biggest fear was water) and other stars like them.

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    1. I wondered if Selena Gomez was named after her. Thanks for sharing that.

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  6. Yes, she really was talented and it's horrible how short her life was.

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  7. Sad to know that. I haven't heard of. I think it's a nice choice and a tribute to her too. Thanks.

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  8. I've always thought Selena was a phenomenal singer. So tragic about her death...

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    1. I was in shock when I first learned of her death. So hard to believe!

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  9. I remember her and I remember when the tragedy happened. So sad... Great choice to share on your part!

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    1. It's hard to believe that was twenty years ago!

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  10. She was a talented singer. Such a tragedy to lose her in such a way.

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  11. Hi, Sherry. Thanks for sharing your pick for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest. Selena was a very talented singer. I've seen the movie about her a couple of times now.

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    1. I saw the movie once. So sad that her life was cut short!

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  12. Oh, Selena is a legend in our parts. I met her once, when she was very young, and already singing. I often drive by the hotel where she was killed, and think about her almost every time.

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    1. Lucky you, to meet her! I'd like to visit Corpus Christi some day and see her boutique shop, and maybe visit her grave.

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  13. I also saw the movie starring Jennifer Lopez. Sad story.

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  14. She was just breaking into the U.S. market when she was murdered by that woman. I remember this in the papers and J.Lo played her in a film. She had amazing talent and so sad that she was killed

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    1. She would've gone far in the U.S. market. It's so sad her life was cut short.

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  15. I remember that tragedy and hearing her music after it happened.

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  16. Ah. Yes. I remember it well also. Great recommendation!

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  17. So much talent, so much of a tragic end... great for you to share and we all get to remember.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

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  18. I remember watching that movie. Selena was truly talented.

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  19. Oh wow, I always think of the movie when I hear her songs, and then I remember she was a real woman. What a sad ending to her life. Sadder when it's real and not just a story. Great choice.

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    1. I hate to see such talented people lose their lives at such a young age! (I hate to see anyone die young, for that matter!)

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  20. I still love Selena's music! I have one of her CDs. She was amazingly talented. Sad that she was taken from us.

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    1. I think I have just about every CD she ever made.

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  22. I've listened to Selena's songs on the radio. She had a beautiful voice. It's sad to know that she died under such tragic circumstances.

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    1. She was so talented! Her voice was really expressive and conveyed so much emotion.

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  23. I remember a lot of her songs even though I was pretty young at the time. It's terrible what happened to her.

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  24. I loved the songs. Thanks for sharing all these videos. It's sad though.

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  25. I live in NYC, and Selena's life--and death--were huge here.

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    1. I didn't know Selena was popular in NYC. I knew she was very popular in Texas, her home state. Thanks for sharing that information.

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  26. Not familiar with Selena, but had heard about her tragedy.

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    1. Yes. It was on the news. It seemed so surreal when I watched the broadcast about it.

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  27. How wonderful that you spotlighted Selena! So sad that her life was cut short. I remember when this was in the news.
    ~Jess

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    1. It's hard to believe it was twenty years ago!

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  28. Such a great live ending in tragedy.

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  29. She has a lovely voice. I'm sorry her life was cut short.

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    1. I bet she would've made even more great music!

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  30. Never saw it, don't know much about her. Not really my kind of music but I'm glad you enjoy it.

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    1. I do enjoy Latino music. It makes me feel happy (unless it's depressing mariachi music!)

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  31. I've heard of her. My parents own the movie about her. It was a tragic end. Bidi bidi bom bom still pops into my head from time to time.

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  32. I was such a fan of Selena's!! What an incredible voice she had.

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  33. I remember the TV movie about her. Sad.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. She speaks my language. Bidi bidi bom bom.

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  34. I remember the coverage of her death was a huge story

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  35. I remember that tragedy too. So sad. She was such an amazing talent.

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  36. Thanks for sharing her gifts with us during this blog hop Sherry. How horrible what happened to her, such a loss for all. At least her voice lives on.

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