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Monday, October 23, 2017

Irving Berlin Goes Latin - Joe Cain

Heat Wave
Irving Berlin Goes Latin
Joe Cain And His Orchestra
Produced by Joe Cain
Cover by Norman Graber
Seeco CELP 4330

From the back cover: The man responsible for the refreshingly new adaptations is Joe Cain, born in Philadelphia in 1929. He learned to play trumpet at 13, picked up the arranging knack while in high school and has long since acquired a wide musical background that spans appearances with the Stamford Symphony Society, under Tibor Serly, to playing Birdland with Dizzy Gillespie. There were time-outs for stints in musical comedy and TV work (especially so with NBC and CBS), and in more recent years, A&R (artist & repertoire) – Ira Howard, Editor - The Cash Box

From Billboard - June 22, 1959: Some tunes lend themselves to cha-cha-cha beat; some don't. These Berlin tunes do. Arrangements are lively and sparkling. Recommended to dance aficionados who dig the Latin beat. Sambo, merengue, bolero and tango items are included.

I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Cheek To Cheek
Heat Wave
Medley: They Say It's Wonderful, Be Careful It's My Heart, How Deep Is The Ocean
A Pretty Girl
Easter Parade
Blue Skies
Medley: Say It Ain't So, Let's Face The Music

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