I have been listening to these albums for years and now I can enjoy them in my car. Great music, I love Xavier Cugat. His music is so uplifting you can't keep you body still. Your feet just start move in and groovin.
For my personal entertainer. Format: Audio CD. Xavier Cugat produced so much wonderful music during his illustrious career; and this fine "two-fer" CD gives us all the tracks from two of his record albums entitled Bread, Love And Cha Cha Cha and Cugat Cavalcade. They sing happily of how all they need in life is bread, love and that wonderful Cha Cha music. The piano also bolsters this classic number. The men sing of dry cocoanuts and how they factor into the lives!
In addition, "The Banana Boat Song Day-O " features the men harmonizing well as they sing of how they want to go home after doing hard work. The tracks from Cugat's Cavalcade, the second record album on this CD, continue the hits. Love that Latin beat! When the tempo speeds up the melody really goes into action for some great dancing music! Cugat really does a great job on "Jalousie Jealousy.
I highly recommend this CD for fans of Latin music from the s and s; and people who enjoy Xavier Cugat will cherish this CD for years to come.
After switching to Columbia in , the orchestrations got more sophisticated, creating that inimitable Cugat sound unrivalled by any other Latin orchestra. However, on several recordings, Columbia's producers probably asked Cugat to leave his rhythm section at the Waldorf because they preferred subdued percussion.
It wasn't until the late forties that the beat began to pick up again "Jack, Jack, Jack" on Harlequin. The latter two are on this CD representing the sweet and the sizzling.
On "Cavalcade" the lush strings provide enchanting arrangements of evergreen Latin standards. On "Bread, Love Never had Cugat swung harder.
Even so, the music is not devoid of depth and emotion. A case in point: "The Banana Boat Song", ably sung by Pepito Arvelo the featured vocalist on this album in a plaintive vein redolent of the banana picker's toil and hard life as opposed to Harry Belafonte's gimmicky interpretation which became a hit anyway.
Arvelo's soulful rendition of "Suavecito" is another high point. And dig La Paloma's unusual arrangement which segues into a rousing guaracha beat in the latter half; or "Coco Seco" Dry Coconut where the coconut dried up probably because of the fiery orchestrations! So give me my island and this CD and I'll be muy contento.
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