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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Perez Prado And Other Latin American Favorites

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Perez Prado And Other Latin American Favorites
Spinorama Records M-78

I'm not sure what the deal is with this album. From the back cover: " a fitting companion to Perez Prado's exciting orchestra is the Latin Group of Eddie Maynard."

It is hard to tell if "Maynard" was playing under Prado's direction, or as a part of Prado's group or if Spinorama included tracks from two sources on the LP (seems more likely as I listen).

The back cover also seems to be repurposed from another jacket as the title treatment and art can also be found on the back of a "Celebrity Records" release. Also the album title seems to be referred to in the back cover copy as "Dance Party".

All that said, the overall vibe is mild space age and enjoyable.

Flamingo Cha Cha
Cha Cha No. 5
Blue Tango
Miami Beach Mambo
La Paloma
Heat Wave
Umpaquita Cha Cha
Cha Cha No. 8
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Carribean Mambo
Anvil Chorus
La Clave

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