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Monday, June 25, 2012

Cugat Plays Continental Hits

Cugat Plays Continental Hits
Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Mercury Records f:35d Perfect Presence Sound PSS 6021

Hot Cha! I've said this before, Cugat is my favorite space age Latin music maker. This album is another shinning example of great period lounge with the track titled Apache going above and beyond the call of cool. Cugat could have done an entire album with approach and it would be a total classic today.

And of course, Mercury's engineering from this period is top notch.

Mack The Knife
Petite Fleur
Never On A Sunday
Sucu Sucu
The 3rd Man Theme
Wonderland By Night
The Poor People Of Paris
Come Prima

1 comment:

  1. This is really cool. I have several Cogat LP's and this cut really brings back memories. The cut is really clean, and very dynamic sounding. I love the beat on "Apache" - easy to listen to, kind of addictive, too. Nice!


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