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Friday, April 8, 2016

Percussive Latino Cha Cha Cha - Rene Hernandez

Clap Your Hands Cha Cha
Percussive Latino Cha Cha Cha
Doctored For Super-Stereo Series
Rene Hernandez Orchestra
Production, Artist & Repertoire: Sidney Frey (President, Audio Fidelity Records)
Recording Engineer: Ray Hall
Re-recording Engineer: William Hamilton
Cover Art: Irving Stone
Audio Fidelity DFS 7003
1960

Beefy gatefold package created to help market Audio Fidelity's stereo engineering. From the back cover: Audio Fidelity Records produced and released the world's first Stereophonic High Fidelity record (Sterodisc) in November, 1957.

Practically hidden is the artist credit which appears on the disc label as Rene Hernandez Orchestra and on the back cover with other credits as Musical Arrangements: Rene Hernandez.

By 1960 Audio Fidelity was in competition with Command who produced excellent stereo projects in the same vein with similar sound. Command also pioneered this type of gatefold jacket design which proved to be popular and much copied.

The set is peppy, well crafted Latin, a strong entry for it's time.

Nicolasa
A2 El Bodeguero
A3 Cero Codazos
A4 Patricia
A5 Mambo Inn
A6 Cha Cha Rene
Clap Your Hands Cha Cha
Cha Cha Castanetas
Oyeme Mama
Mi Musica Es Para Ti
Sambia
Corazon De Melon

3 comments:

  1. I have tried to lose this record but has not been able to because I do not see or I find the link to do so. Please tell me where is the link to achieve lower disk. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I rarely post entire LPs. There is a sample track located just under the cover image.

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