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Bim Bam Bum [Import]

Xavier CugatAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (March 14, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Musica Latina
  • ASIN: B00004SQUW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,392 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rosita La Bonita
2. Cachita
3. Negra A Reza
4. Auto-Conga
5. Calentito
6. Bim Bam Bum
7. Bruca Manigua
8. Habanera
9. Babalu
10. Chango Ta' Beni
11. Tabu
12. Para Vigo Me Voy
13. Negra Leonor
14. Enlloro
15. Los Hijos De Buda
16. En La Plantacion
17. Benabe
18. Adios Africa

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One of the pioneers of Latin dance music, this Cuban musician popularized the Tango, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Rhumba.

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5.0 out of 5 stars PURE RCA GOLD May 6, 2013
Format:Audio CD
In my review of the CD "Cuban Love Song", I noted that Xavier Cugat's best recordings were on RCA Victor Records in the late thirties up to and epecially 1940. RCA was a company that seems to have given leeway to many budding artists to record the material of their choice. Mind you, this was way before my days and I can only surmise this by the best recordings made on this label by (to mention a few) Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra and last but not least: the great Duke Ellington whose 1940-1941 Victor recordings are considered by not a few critics to be his best ever. Getting back to Cugat, these recordings have more of the Latin tinge than the American. After Cugat's switch to Columbia in 1941, the trend was gradually reversed when his material got to be more American than Latin--such as Miami Beach Rhumba and Chiquita Banana to cite just two of his many forties hits which endeared him to the North American public who considered him the King of Latin Music. But it is these recordings which are the closest to Cugat's Latin roots(never mind that he was born in Spain). Just listen to an enchanting melody like Habanera, or Bruca Manigua which bespeaks the slaves' travails (sung by one Alfredo Valdes) or the hilarious Chino Soy (I'm Chinese) sung by Catalino Rolon which would be considered politically incorrect these days. Miguelitto Valdes and Machito are also featured as is an upstart singer named Dinah Shore singing a swinging Rhumba Cardi which makes me wonder whether it's a play of words and a hidden advert for Rum Bacardi. and the list goes on. Finally, I have to "warn" that this is not salsa music: no blaring trumpets or syncopated saxes here, but a lyrical blend of strings, reeds, brass and the ubiquitous marimba plus the swinging rhythm. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars I hear a Rhumba? October 26, 2012
Format:Audio CD
This Cd is an absolutely fabulous compilation of Xavier Cugat early in his career. The sound quality is marvelous, and the material contained is absolutely sublime. This CD will take you back to the steamy Carioca of Brazil, the erotic Rhumba of Cuba, and the spicy Habanera of Mexico way back in the 30's and early 40's.
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