A Touch of Tabasco
- Released: June 28, 2011
- Label: Bear Family
Record Collector (magazine) - p.913 stars out of 5 -- "Mambo and cha-cha abound on tunes such as 'Sway,' 'Watermelon Man' and 'I Only Have Eyes For You'.."
- 1.Mack The Knife
- 2.Corazon De Melon (Watermelon Heart)
- 3.Like A Woman
- 5.Magic Is The Moonlight
- 6.You Do Something To Me
- 8.In A Little Spanish Town
- 9.I Only Have Eyes For You
- 10.I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
- 11.Bali Ha'i
- 12.Cu-Cu-Ru-Cu-Cu Paloma
- 13.Summertime Love
- 16.Amor (A rare glimpse into a recording session)
- 17.Summertime Love (A rare glimpse into a recording session)
Liner Note Author: Deborah Grace Winer.
Recording information: RCA Victor Studio 1, Hollywood, CA (07/30/1959-02/15/1960).
Illustrator: R.A. Andreas.
Photographer: R.A. Andreas.
Recorded in 1959, A Touch Of Tabasco is a fine pairing. Whereas Eartha Kitt was caught on a bad day (she blames also a clash of egos), Rosemary Clooney makes it work, at least to the extent that any "thrush" could be expected to mesh with the brash sound of Prado. Considering Kitt and Clooney, it is no surprise, really. And with such powerhouse covers as "Sway (Quien Sera)," "Bali H'ai," and "You Do Something to Me," she hardly could have failed to delight. The rest is nearly as enjoyable, and liners by Jose Ferrer add a nice finishing touch, like tabasco. ~ Tony Wilds
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