Voice Teacher Reacts to Nino Bravo – Puerta de Amor

Voice Teacher Reacts to Nino Bravo – Puerta de Amor

December 10, 2019 15 By Stanley Isaacs


Hi everyone. Andy Davis here again from
Master of Voice, a channel with reactions to performers from across the world. In
this episode, by requests from so many of you, Spanish singer Nino Bravo. This is
going to be “Puerta de Amor” or “Gate of Love” or sometimes called “Love’s Door” and
I’m excited to listen. I love the horns in the intro. Wow! Wow!
He is so impressive. I was enjoying right off the bat there sort of his baritone
quality. He was letting the vowel migrate back just a bit. Then to the front of his
mouth for certain parts of the lyrics in the verse. But then he opened up into the
chorus I believe it was and jumped up into a nice upper chest voice tenor quality there. Wow. Very impressive. Let’s take a look at the approximate
translation of the lyrics in English. “There is a dark empty house where I
managed to hide and that way to cry the sadness of a cruel and infamous
yesterday. I was there thinking for some hours but I got nowhere. Suddenly I was
lying in bed and crying, finally I fell asleep and in my dreams I
saw myself standing in a new Street looking for the gate of love and I
suffered no more. When I saw that door could open, today I feel love inside me.”
It goes on to say, “Happy and without doubts I woke up thinking of that street
in a town called Liberty. I arrived to find myself I jumped out of bed I went
down to the bar you were there next to me. Pardon, I said and smiled. You looked
at me and I was happy,” and then goes on to repeat a bit of the chorus. This is so
cool. I really enjoy when he goes up into his
upper chest voice quality there. Almost into a mixed situation between his chest
voice and head voice it has a rock edginess to it. And the way he places his
vowels also gives me a very rock feel of this era which I believe is the early
70s. This is such a cool song. He is a great performer – really giving it to
the audience through his face, through his voice and his body language. I am
enjoying this. Wow, that was so cool you guys.
You could hear he was repeating some lyrics there at the end, “Next to the gate
of love I found you and I succeeded in kissing you. My dreams are now reality my
love,” and that repeats just a bit. I enjoyed that performance so much.
I do understand now was so many of you were putting his name and this
particular song in the comments. Wow! Such a great voice. I know he was
tragically gone at such an early age, killed in an automobile accident I
believe. And that is such a shame because he was so talented.
Wow. I definitely want to hear more by him. So if you all know of other songs
that you would like for me to react to please leave them down below in the
comments. Thank you so much and I hope you enjoyed this reaction. If
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