Simon Bolivar And His Orchestra
Mercury MG 20177
This is an somewhat obscure, but very good space age Latin LP. Inventive and swinging big band tracks backed with a deep, driving bass beat engineered into the sound.
From the back cover: So that you may feast on the variety of rhythmic flavors of this music, Bolivar serves up a platter of four Cha Chas, four Mambos and four Merengues. And that's not all by way of variety. Bolivar uses two separate orchestras: a small one consisting of four trumpets, guitar and five rhythm; and a larger one of four saxes, three trumpets, three trombones and five rhythm.
Love For Sale
Day In Day Out
Where Can I Cha Cha Without You
Mambo Of The Toredores
Do It Yourself Merengue
Rhapsody El Mambo