Sunday, December 3, 2017
La Chunga - Arthur Murray - Perez Prado
Features The New Dance La Chunga
By The Arthur Murrays Perez Prado And His Orchestra
Produced by Herman Diaz, Jr.
RCA Victor LPS-2379
Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the back cover.
From Billboard - July 30, 1961: The tunes included in this LP by the Prado band from what might be a basic repertoire for an exciting new dance craze. Prado has invented a new dance step, "La Chunga," and the Arthur Murray Dance Studios are teaching it. The exhilarating dance rhythms contained on this LP should get "La Chunga" off to a flying start. They are filled with Latin American swing, fine group vocalizing and splendid, punching organ work reminiscent of Perez' "Patricia" hit. The liner also briefly outlines and illustrates the steps to the new dance; this, along with the Arthur Murray tie-in, should help the sale of the set.
Ritmor De Chunga
Teresita la Chunga
El Saco y la Camisa
Bailando la Chunga
La Vinda de Saragoza