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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Raisins & Almonds Cha Cha Cha & Merengues

Sher Cha Cha
Raisins & Almonds Cha Cha Cha & Merengues
Johnny Conquet, His Piano and Orchestra
RCA Vicrtor LSP-1789

Terrific cover. I think this record sets the bar higher for me when it comes to vintage Cha Cha. This is a great record. Conquet takes Jewish folk songs and dances and turns them "into mambo, merengue and cha cha cha".

Unusual, peppy and great fun!


  1. OOOH this is a great one! Very unusual. It DOES sound very Yiddish at times and rather Exotica as a result! I like it!

  2. Any chance to get a link for this excellent LP ??


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