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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Look, I'm Doing The Cha - Cha! - Bobby Madera and his Orchestra

Mambo Inn
Look, I'm Doing THe Cha-Cha!
Bobby Madera and his Orchestra
ABC-Paramount ABC-123

Great space age cover art featuring music that reflects the playfulness of the graphic.

According to the jacket notes, this was "Bobby's first ABC-Paramount album as leader of his own Latin-American Orchestra". Also from the notes, Madera was a trumpeter, arranger and composer who comes from Baltimore, Maryland. I'm assuming that Madera is also doing the hot vocal chores on the album.

Aside from the jacket notes and a few online references to this album, I can't locate any more information on Madera. Madera does a hot cover of Mambo Inn, a tune that became a Latin standard, written in 1952 by Mario Bauza, Grace Samson and Bobby Woodlen.

Sid Feller produced the album. Feller also produced records for Paul Anka, Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence on ABC-Paramont.

1 comment:

  1. THAT IS AWESOME! LOVE the music and the cover is superb!


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