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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Let's Dance With Panchito And His Orchestra

Dark Angels
Let's Dance!
Panchito And His Orchestra
Hanf Records, Toledo, Ohio

A small and obscure label located in Toledo, Ohio produced this equally obscure big band Afro-Cuban record.

According to the jacket notes, Panchito worked with Isham Jones, Xavier Cugat and Lang Thompson. Other then the jacket notes, I can't find much information on Panchito.

Also from the back cover: "In the Middle-west he is recognized by the finest dancers as having one of the truly danceable orchestras."

Apparently "Hanf Records" is Mr. and Mrs. Hanf (as pictured on the back cover). They were professional dancers and published this record to cater to folks interesting in Latin dance. I have no idea how they acquired the music or if they had Panchito record for them.


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