Well, you still can't get a Cuban cigar in the States, but here's the next closest thing-a smokin' collection of authentic tobacco songs from Old Havana! Includes Un Buen Tabaco con Ron; De Cigarro en Cigarro; Senor Tiempo; Habana Puro; Manisero; Tabaco Verde , and more. Comes with a poster of Cuban tobacco fields to gaze at while you puff away.
This is a true curiosity of the Cuban music boom of the '90s. In a conscious attempt to cash in on the cigar fad, a group of songs about tobacco was assembled by a good instrumental group and over-layered by a Cuban version of the Swingle Singers, with lush, over the top vocals wholly out of place with the subject matter and the music. If you adore Manhattan Transfer and don't love Cuban songs enough to be offended, you'll enjoy puffing a stogie while this disc spins in the background. --Louis Gibson