MP3s: 61 versions of Tico Tico below the jump
Maybe the reason I keep playing single-chord songs on my show lately is because at one time, I couldn't get enough of the song Tico Tico, the tune that packs in more notes per measure than a scat singer on Dexedrine. I stumbled onto my cassette cache of Tico Tico's the other day, and without someone nearby to slap some sense into me, I ripped all of them. Then I came to the station and proceeded to find even more versions. Then I stupidly searched online and.. and...and... just go below the jump for all 61 versions.
Tico Tico was written in 1917 by Zequinha de Abreu. The song's first title was actually Tico Tico no Farelo, and in the 40's it became Tico Tico no Fuba. The song was imported to the US by Disney via their animated piece of World War Two-era Happy Latinos propaganda, "Saludos Amigos," in which Donald Duck introduces the song. That version is below. Do I want more versions? No. Unless you have the Captain Beefheart version. I gave up my Tico Tico obsession on the air years ago because I quickly discovered it was a bottomless pit of wants, desires and notes. Lots of notes. Three hour's worth (note to Kenny G: don't do it!)
Next song to get this treatement, The Internationale. It has fewer notes.
Xavier Cugat | Ruben Calzado | Jensen Publication Marching Band |
Andre Verchuren | Ethel Smith and The Bando Carioca | Palm Court Project |
Xavier Cugat #2 | Don Amore Orchestra | 101 Strings | Johan Dalgas Frisch |
Bob Sobodon Vicicevic | Henry Mancini | The Andrews Sisters |
Lenny Herman | George Feyer | George Feyer # 2 | Les Baxter |
Esy Morales and Roberto Gomez |
Les Baxter Trio | Riviera Orchestra | Esquivel | Liberace | Bloomfield College Band | Ferrante & Teicher #1 |