Spanish Rock in the Seventies: Prologue
Here is Vainica Doble’s Christmas single from 1972, which is also going to act as a prologue to a new series about Spain in the seventies. Gloria Van Aerssen died in October this year, her musical partner Carmen Santonja having died 15 years earlier.
Vainica Doble were two women in the male dominated rock world, moreover they were both pushing forty by the time their recording career started to take off in the early seventies. They always followed their own unique vision, and they are exactly the kind of eccentric misfits who will feature heavily in the new series which will start properly in the new year.
NB The Latin chorus translates as ‘Glory to God in the highest’.
EL EVANGELIO SEGÚN SAN LUCAS ESTRIBILLO: Hosana, Hosana; Gloria in excelsis deo Vamos a Belén y veamos lo sucedido que el señor nos quiere hacer saber. Iban unos mozos y encontraron a María, José y al niño, recostado en un pesebre. Viéndolo conocieron la revelación que les había sido hecha, referente a aquel niño. ESTRIBILLO Todos los que lo oyeron se admiraron de lo que decían los pastores, pero María conservaba todas estas palabras, meditándolas en su corazón. Y regresaron los pastores alabando a Dios por todo lo que habían oído y visto, según les había sido anunciado. ESTRIBILLO
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE CHORUS: Hosanna, Hosanna; Gloria in excelsis Deo Let's go to Bethlehem And we will see the event That the Lord would have us know They were some young people And they found Mary, Joseph and the child Lying in a manger Seeing it they experienced the revelation That had been made for them Concerning this child CHORUS All those who heard it Admired what the shepherds said But Mary kept all these words Thinking about them in her heart And the shepherds returned, praising God For all they had heard and seen As it had been revealed to them CHORUS