The Incredible "Queen of Latin-Soul" - - LA LUPE!|
|December 23, 1939 - February 29, 1992|
It is with great pride that Im able to express how honored I feel for
having presented La Lupe to audiences countless times during the 1960s
and early 70s. During those years La Lupe and I developed a very good
friendship and a mutual respect for each other. We shared many exciting
moments together and she often asked for my advice and critique of her
performances. I always answered in the same way, "I think you are
incredible, but it is that audience out there that says it best. Listen
to those screams and applause."
Despite all of our interactions on and off stage and our many conversations, my knowledge of her background is limited. One reason is that we talked as friends and I never actually interviewed her. I didnt consider myself a writer or had a reason to be one. That is until I started publishing Latin NY magazine a few years later.
More of my thoughts on La Lupe will be posted as they come to mind.
|A Few Brief Biographical Facts of Guadalupe "La Lupe" Yoli|
Guadalupe Yoli known to the world as LA LUPE, was originally from
Santiago, Cuba and moved to New York City in the early 1960s. Her great
talent and potential became immediately evident with her very first
recording with another Cuban, the legendary Latin-Jazz artist, Mongo
Santamaria. But La Lupe is probably best remembered from her recordings
with the King of Latin Music, Tito Puente. Together they produced some
of the most memorable Super Hits that are considered Latin Music
"Classics" worldwide. Lupe also recorded with many other legends of
Salsa music before passing away in 1992.
La Lupes dynamic and unique stage performances made her one of the most sought after artists that jam packed dance halls throughout the city. Her fame and popularity continued to grow and created a tremendous interest in her that spread beyond the Latino community. Americans started to discover this new and explosive singing sensation. Due to her strong voice, torrid love affairs, drug problems, poor financial management and a large following of gays, the media referred to her as the Latina "Judy Garland."
She was considered to be one of Latin Musics Top Female Stars of all time and given the title, "Queen of Latin Soul. Her song "Puro Teatro" became an international hit after Spanish movie director, Pedro Almodovar used the song in his film "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" which received international acclaim.
The official records indicate that La Lupe died of natural causes
There are a few companies planning a major motion picture of La Lupes life. We will post any information as we get it.
There is a book coming out very soon written by Juan Moreno.
NOTE OF SPECIAL INTEREST:
LA LUPE is Buried at St. Raymonds Cemetery in The Bronx.
If you have information as to the exact location of Lupes grave site,
please let us know so that we can inform people that wish to pay their respects or to place flowers by her grave.
|La Lupes Grave Site|
SOON THERE WILL BE . . .
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|Queen of Latin Soul|
|25 Available CDs|
The world is now re-discovering Lupe.
No one sang like La Lupe.
No one was as Electrifying on Stage.
WITH THIS 25 CD COLLECTION
You can NOW HEAR for YOURSELF
(only 15 CDs are pictured here)
The 25 AVAILABLE CDs by LA LUPE
• 1121 - Tito Swings Exciting Lupe Sings
• 1125 - Tu y Yo
• 1131 - Homenaje a Rafael Hernandez
• 1141 - Su Alma Venezolana
• 1144 - They Call Me La Lupe
• 1154 - El Rey y Yo
• 1162 - The Two Sides of La Lupe
• 1167 - Reina de la Cancion Latina
• 1179 - La Lupes Era
• 1192 - The Queen
• 1199 - Definitely La Yi Yi Yi
• 1212 - That genius call The Queen
• 1229 - La Lupe en Madrid
• 1306 - Stop Im Free Again
• 1310 - Pero Como Va a Ser
• 1318 - The Best of La Lupe
• 1323 - Un Encuentro con La Lupe
• 1416 - One of a Kind
• 1421 - Apasionada
• 1430 - La Pareja
• 1438 - En Algo Nuevo
• 1443 - Nostalgias
• 1445 - The Queen does her own thing
• 0114 - The Best
• 0116 - Laberinto de Pasiones
After you hear / fall in Love with her voice,
her hair raising, Soulful heart wrenching
emotional delivery, youll want to see her
electrifying stage presence and style.
And we have rare video footage.
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