Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Columbia Sound Promotions "Special Issue" (sticker fixed to the back cover)
Columbia CL 618
From the back cover: A reigning favorite with North Americans for the better part of two decades, Cugie has recently returned from a tour of Europe that was wholly triumphant. Continentals have long been addicted to tangos, mambos and rhumbas, but much of their music has been afflicted with a kind of watery politeness that drained if of vitality. Cugat and his uninhibited crew were revelations to the citizenry, and their richly-orchestraed presentations met with a response that kept them abroad for months.
The uncredited cover model is Abbe Lane, an American singer and actress who was married to Cugat (1952-1964). I believe she may also do vocals on a number of tracks.
Nice package featuring none of that "watery politeness" we like to avoid. Good stuff.
Anything Can Happen
Cerezo Rosa y Manzano
Strangers In The Dark
Night Must Fall
Carnival In Uruguay