Xavier Cugat Live from the Waldorf-Astoria 1950-1954

Live from the Waldorf-Astoria 1950-1954
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  • Released: September 25, 2000
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Harlequin Records


  • 1.Penguin Song
  • 2.Play Fiddle Play
  • 3.Que Jelenque!
  • 4.Mambo Rhapsody
  • 5.Night Must Fall / Nightingale
  • 6.Mambo Jambo
  • 7.One at a Time
  • 8.Llego, Llego
  • 9.My Shawl
  • 10.Siboney / La Paloma
  • 11.Miami Beach Rumba
  • 12.Francesca
  • 13.Chivirico
  • 14.Carnival in Uruguay
  • 15.Me lo Dijo Adela (Sweet and Gentle)
  • 16.Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
  • 17.Cha-Cha-Cha With Me
  • 18.Maracaibo
  • 19.Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets
  • 20.Park Avenue Mambo
  • 21.Dengozo

Product Description:

Personnel: Xavier Cugat; Abbe Lane, Otto Bolivar (vocals).
Includes liner notes by Bruce Bastin.
Digitally remastered by Charlie Crump.
Personnel: Otto Bolivar, Abbe Lane (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Charlie Crump.
Recording information: Waldorf-Astoria (1950-1954).
Photographer: Hugh Turner.
Harlequin Records presents Xavier Cugat and his orchestra, the way they sounded live and in person at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the years 1950-1954. This is Latin big band dance music -- heavy on the rhumbas and mambos -- with a strong jazz influence. Indeed during their best passages Cugie's crew could easily be mistaken for Machito & His Afro-Cuban Salseros. Vocalists Otto Bolivar and Abbe Lane convey the lyrics in tidy Spanish and accessible English, ensuring acceptance from the audibly wined and dined Truman-Eisenhower era audience. Among many dozens of Cugat compilations, this one rates somewhere amidst the uppers. ~ arwulf arwulf

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  • UPC: 008637216122
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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