JOSé JOSé's LIFETIME OF ROMANCEby LEILA COBO

Every fan of romantic Latin ballads has had a love affair with Jose Romulo Sosa Ortiz, better-known as Jose Jose. The Mexican singer, who at 65 years old is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the music business, has popularized some of the most enduring and beautiful compositions in the Latin American songbook. "El Triste," "Lo Pasado," "Pasado," "Payaso," "Gavilán y Paloma" and "La Nave del Olvido," to name just a few, all became standards thanks to Jose Jose's extraordinary voice. It's a voice that earned him the moniker "El Príncipe de la Cancion--The Prince of Song."

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