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This 1961 Riverside Records album is one of the greatest ruses of 20th century American pop music, a forgotten masterpiece of cross-cultural disguise and masquerade. Neither Juan nor his Latin Lantzmen were actually Lantzmen, and only some were actually Latin. Juan was John Cali, an Italian-American banjo picker and radio veteran best known for his work with the Vincent Lopez Orchestra and a string of solo banjo outings. His Latin Lantzmen included some of the biggest names in 50s and 60s Latin music conguero Ray Barretto, timbales guru Wilie Rodriguez, pianist Charlie Palmier playing alongside African-American jazz greats Clark Terry, Doc Cheatham, Lou Oles, and Wendell Marshall. The sole Lantzmen was Yiddish vocalist Ed Powell. Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos was far more musically vivid than many of its Latin-Jewish ancestors, laced with flashes of jazz improvisation and montuno vamping. Papirossen, a usually mournful ode to cigarettes, is done as a blazing, quickstep mambo. Yossel, Yossel had become popular as Joseph! Joseph!, a crossover swing-era hit for the Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller, but the Lantzmen stick with the original Yiddish version only to turn it into a cha-cha. Havah Nagila also gets the cha-cha treatment, and Die Greene Koseene, the classic 1920s Abe Schwartz ode to a greenhorn cousin on the Lower East Side, conjures different 1960s New York immigrant worlds with its makeover as a Dominican merengue.

1. Beltz, Mein Shtetele Beltz [Pachanga]
2. Havah Nagilah [Cha-Cha]
3. O, Momme! Bin Ich Farliebt [Samba]
4. Die Greene Koseene [Merengue]
5. Glick, du Bist Gekummen Tzu Shapit
6. Papirossen [Mambo]
7. Frellach a Nacht [Merengue]
8. Vus de Vilst, Dus Vill Ich Oich [Cha-Cha]
9. Baigelach-Bublitchki [Pachanga]
10. Yossel, Yossel [Cha-Cha]
11. Bel Mir Bist du Shein [Merengue]

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 11, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: REBOOT STEREOPHONIC
  • ASIN: B002E2M5JQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,887 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Katznelson on August 11, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I am a huge Clark Terry fan. Totally underrated trumpeter, always overshadowed by the legends he blew for (ELLINGTON!!) but always on target. To hear him shine with a Latino Beat just slays me. What an amazing concept. Charlie Palmerie.....always in the shadow of brother Eddie? Regardless, he is one of those voices that defined the Latino sound he found. Mazel Tov is a delightful listen...a cultural stew that salutes the soul of two great cultures and all the sidemen that come into their own on this recording.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 24, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Mazeltov, Mis Amigos certainly has some excellent music on it! I'm glad they finally released this on CD; it did well on vinyl and it will do well once again. Juan Calle & His Latin Lantzmen were a most talented group of musicians; we get great performances from a group that included some of the best: Willie Rodriguez, Charlie Palmier, Clark Terry, Lou Oles, Doc Cheatham, and Wendell Marshall--and even more! No matter which order you play these songs in on your CD player, the result is bound to be endless hours of wonderful enjoyment. This is fantastic music!

"Beltz, Mein Shtetele Beltz" starts the track set with a fine musical arrangement; this Latin arrangement of a wonderful classic tune works well; the horns are well used and the flute adds a lot to the overall treatment of "Beltz, Mein Shtetele Beltz." The cha-cha version of "Havah Negilah" is absolutely wonderful; it's full of energy without being too heavy and it's also great music for dancing just about anytime you want to dance! "O, Momme! Bin Ich Farliebt" gets a samba treatment that all holds its own very well; I'm very impressed.

"Glick, Du Bist Gekummen Tzu Shapit" also has lots of energy; these pros play this faultlessly; they never let go of a single superfluous note and the singing fits in perfectly with the music. "Papirossen" has a wonderful mambo twist to keep things lively; and listen for a merengue rendition of "Frellach a Nacht." "Vus de Vilst, Dus Vill Ich Oich" is another excellent number that gets the cha-cha treatment; it shines brighter than silver and gold in the hands of these capable artists!

"Baigelach-Bublitchki" is a tune I always liked; and I'm amazed at how well this sounds with that early 1960s Latin pachanga twist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Foto Jack on October 27, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Musicians are great - music was disappointing. Thought it would have more Latin influence. Title was what intrigued - all kinds of innovative possibilities. As it was, rather mundane.
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By MCP on November 7, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
Much better than the samples. Worth downloading if you like the intersection of Latin Jazz, and Yiddish. Great Audio Quality, another great job by the Idelsohn Music Society. You can find out more about this album over at NPR [...]
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