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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tito Rodriguez In Puerto Azul, Venezuela

Tito Rodriguez And His Orchestra
In Puerto Azul, Venezuela
Cover designed by Norman Art Studio, Chicago
United Artist Records UAS 6308
1963

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample.

From the back cover: This album featured Tito and the boys at their best, playing tunes they performed at the Carcass Carnival (one of South America's pre-Lenten festivals, invitation only). Rodriguez's band won "most popular".

From Billboard - November 30, 1963: Rodriquez has had a number of sets on the UA label, all of which have created a sales stir. This latest program is a duplication of that performance by the band last year in a Venezuela competition of 16 prominent Latin orks, a competition won by this very group. Most selections are smooth and danceable, with vocals, and are nicely paced as to tempo. Mambos, pachanges, cha chas and boleros are included.

Alma Llanera
Quando Estes Sola
El Criticon
Beso Extra├▒o
La Pollera Colora
El Piraguero
En Puerto Azul
No Suenes Despierto
Si Mi Corazon Buephiera
Charanga Con Bossa Nova
El Trompo
El Tirabuzon

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