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Monday, June 13, 2011

Mambo! - Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra

Sun! Sun!
Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Mercury Records MG 20108

Cugat is my favorite Latin artist. He managed to consistently blend the Latin sound with pop vibe to create some most sparkling space age tunes of the his time. This album is no exception. Most of the tracks really smoke for 1956 when compared to the competition and they still sound great today. However, there are three tracks on side 2 that sound out-of-place or if they were recorded for a soundtrack.

Gypsy Mambo
Riviera Mambo
Park Avenue Mambo
Sun Sun Babae
China Boy Mambo
Mambo Mania
My Prieta
Acapulco Polka
Festival Babalu

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