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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hot Cha Cha Cha - Chaquito And His Orchestra

Caravan
Hot Cha Cha Cha
Chaquito And His Orchestra
Columbia CL 1293
1959

From March 16, 1959 Billboard: Chaquito and the band turn in a set of more or less authentic cha cha selections – that is to say, these are not famous standard songs set to cha cha rhythms. For this reason the set is refreshing and furthermore, the group has a good big band sound with interesting flourishes from trumpet lead, a la earlier Prado sides. Fine for dancing and for Latin atmosphere music.

This is an obscure and very good space age cha cha album from Johnny Gregory who was a versatile English arranger and conductor who released a number of albums as "Chaquito".

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