Pablo Beltrán Ruiz

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Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (born 5 March 1915 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico - died 29 July 2008) was a Mexican composer and band leader most famous for composing the Spanish language song "¿Quién será?", a hit made famous internationally by Dean Martin as "Sway" in 1954, and later by Bobby Rydell in 1960, with English lyrics by Norman Gimbel. Other songs by Beltràn include "Picnic a Go-Go" (1966) and "La Sombra de tu Sonrisa" (1966), an instrumental version of "The Shadow of Your Smile".

Biography[edit]

Pablo Beltrán Ruiz was born in 1915 to Ladislao Rosas and Felipa Rodríguez. He moved to Mexico City where he studied Law for one year and Chemistry for 3 years. He also studied music at the Escuela Libre de Música (Free School of Music) in Mexico, under the guidance of professor José Vázquez.

¿Quién Serà?/Sway[edit]

"¿Quién Será La Que Me Quiere A Mí"?" (meaning in English "Who's the one that loves me?" or "Who will be the one that will love me?", depending on which tense is interpreted: present (quiere) or future (será)) was recorded in 1953 by "Pablo Beltrán Ruiz y Su Orchestra" and was a minor hit before Dean Martin's 1954 release. It eventually became one of the best known Latin classics worldwide.

Other works[edit]

His music has been frequently used in soundtracks of a number of films such as: Escuela de vagabundos (1954) starring Pedro Infante and Miroslava, ¡Paso a la juventud..! (1957) starring Tin Tan, México nunca duerme (1958) directed by Alejandro Galindo and Su Excelencia (1966) starring Mario Moreno "Cantinflas".[1]

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