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Babalu Music! I Love Lucy's Greatest Hits [SOUNDTRACK] [Soundtrack]

Desi ArnazAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 22, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: October 22, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Columbia Records/Sony
  • ASIN: B00000281O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,710 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Babalu Music
2. I Love Lucy Theme (Vocal)
3. El Cumbanchero
4. Cuban Pete
5. Babalu
6. We're Having A Baby (My Baby and Me)
7. There's A Brand New Baby At Our House
8. We'll Build A Bungalow
9. Straw Hat Song
10. By The Waters Of Minnetonka
11. California, Here I Come
12. Nobody Loves The Ump
13. Jingle Bells (The One Horse Open Sleigh)
14. The Lady In Red
15. I'm On My Way To Cuba
16. Guadalajara
17. Down Argentine Way
18. In Acapulco
19. Granada
20. Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)

Editorial Reviews

This CD is an out of print collectible! It is the 1991 Columbia release. Catalog CK-48507. A collection including songs performed on the "I Love Lucy" TV show and Desi Arnaz's 1951 radio show "Your Tropical Trip". There is a hole punch through the UPC.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun with Lucy & Desi! March 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
While not strictly a soundtrack of the classic television series "I Love Lucy", this CD does have several of the most memorable musical numbers from the show.
The Mertzes and Lucy join in with Desi on "Jingle Bells", "California Here I come" and others. Famous Lucy & Desi numbers include "Cuban Pete", "We're Having a Baby", "There's a Brand New Baby at Our House", and the vocal version of the "I Love Lucy" theme song. These are interspersed with songs taken from classic radio programs featuring Desi.
The opening cut is a modernized dance version of "Babalu" with dialog from the show spliced in as a rap-like accompaniment. A little annoying at first, but it can grow on you if you let it.
The opening cut was made by Weird Al of pop star impersonation fame ("Eat It", "Girls Just Want to Have Lunch", "The Saga Begins", "Dare to be Stupid").
Yankovic also produced the CD. In a nice turn, he keeps a low profile on the album, letting the music of the Lucy show speak almost entirely for itself. I thought that showed a respect for the classic series, and more importantly, for Desi's music.
The CD is reasonably priced, and well worth the smiles you'll get remembering musical moments from "I Love Lucy".
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the greatest CD I have ever heard. Desi Arnaz is perhaps the greatest singer-songwriter our country has ever seen. It is an honor for me to be able to review this incredible work of art. It is a sign of Amazon's musical credibility that they carry this album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Original Songs!! December 30, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I find this CD very interesting to listen to!! I could not believe that the person who produced and compiled this album was none other than Weird Al Yankovic!! That was a cool surprise!! The very first sonng on this CD is comical and excellent to dance to!!!! The other songs bring me back lots of memories when Lucy was doing her funny routines on the show!! I find this CD very enjoyable to Lucille Ball fans!!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth EVERY cent!! September 13, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If your a Lucy fan or not your going to LOVE this CD.It's the best CD I own and I encourage anyone who enjoys music or loves Lucy to buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Cd Ever September 30, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this cd a while ago and i never stop listening to it. Its one of my favorite cd's i take it to all my trips and always listen to it. The comedy on the Cd doesn't ever make you get tired of it. If you liked the show , you'll love this cd. Trust me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "It's Babalicious!" January 23, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
We love it! Please make a volume 2. With songs like "Lilly of the valley" and "santiago Chile," just to name a few. This is a cool CD that never goes out of style, because everyone loves Lucy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! February 22, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is definately worth the money. The best recognition of the I Love Lucy show yet. Al Yankovic should be commended for his GREA T work. See he's not so "weird" after all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, but not worth "collector's prices" May 26, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm listenng to this album for the first time as I write this review. It's a fun collection of songs from the TV show, as well as some Desi Arnaz solo tracks.

The CD seems to be out of print - as of today (5/26/11) the disc is only available from Amazon third party sellers, and the lowest prices are $65.00 for a "new" copy and $21.49 for a "used" copy. So the price you pay might have an effect on your enjoyment of the album.

My biggest disappointment is the skimpiness of the liner notes. I was hoping for more specific information as far as when the tracks were recorded or released, but of the 20 tracks on the CD only eight are identified in this manner - six are from 1951 (Desi's 1951 CBS Radio show, "Your Tropical Trip"), and two are the A- and B- sides of a 1953 Columbia Records single. The other selections are just identified as "taken from the original 'I Love Lucy' series on CBS." If this isn't a big deal for you, feel free to add another star if you're so inclined.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
hey this is a great cd i love it
Published 24 days ago by tammy
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Lucy Music at its best
Great soundtrack to a great show. Songs from memorable series. Will make you chuckle with the dialogue included.
Christmas song included.
Published 6 months ago by Diane J.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Lucy soundtrack
We bought the CD to play on a parade float. Everyone loved it! We won 1st place in the parade for best float.
Published 11 months ago by Sheryl Nappier
5.0 out of 5 stars Ricky Ricardo Music
If you love I LOVE LUCY and the music of that show, this is an absolutely MUST HAVE CD. LOVE IT!!!
Published 21 months ago by Linda Sherman
5.0 out of 5 stars A great find!
What can I say?! I love this cd and I listen to it all the time. I'm a huge I Love Lucy fan and after so many viewings I fell in love with Desi Arnaz! Read more
Published 24 months ago by Maribel425
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect gift idea for the I Love Lucy fan
This CD was purchased because it is the only media where I could find the song: "we're having a baby. Read more
Published on May 11, 2011 by S. Aviles
5.0 out of 5 stars Syncretic Religion in Song!
Ricky Ricardo's performance of "Babalu" is one of the great moments in TV history. Cuba was so cool before Castro! Read more
Published on February 11, 2011 by Peter P. Fuchs
5.0 out of 5 stars Babalu Music!
I have just purchased this cd. If you like the music on I Love Lucy, you will just LOVE this cd!! My favorites are Cuban Pete and We're Having A Baby. Read more
Published on March 8, 2003 by Carol Nygaard
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this cd so much
This is a must have for all diehard Lucy fans, or even just casual fans. This cd will bring back all the great memories from the show... Read more
Published on June 20, 2002 by Jess
5.0 out of 5 stars Babalu Forever
If you are an I Love Lucy fan than this CD is a must for you! I ordered this CD the other day and have listened to it 4 times already. Read more
Published on January 6, 2002
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