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Touch of Tabasco [Import]

Rosemary Clooney, Rosemary Clooney & Perez PradoAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B003JV59OY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,168 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ROSEMARY CLOONEY & PEREZ PRADO- "A Touch of Tabasco" January 27, 2007
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Perhaps one of the most sought after albums by the great late, one and only true "Mambo King", Cuban band leader, pianist and composer,Damaso Perez Prado,who combined talents with famed American singer Rosemary Clooney for this early 60's album. Enjoy listening to Mambo versions of great all time classics like, "Corazon de Melon", "Adios","Mack the Knife", "Sway", "Magic is the Moonlight","I've Got Plenty of Nothing", "Cu Cu rru Cu Cu Paloma", "In a Little Spanish Town", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Bali Hai", "Like a Woman" and "Yo do Something to Me". This great compilation originally recorded and released on Vynil Lp format during the early 1960's, was discontinued after a few years and since then became an expensive and evasive collector's item for decades. Now, luckily it is available again on CD format. Album liners were written by equally famous Hollywood screen actor Jose Ferrer, then married to Rosemary. All these attributes make this compilation unique. Clooney and Prado should've been recorded extensively but unfortunately they only joined in this one and only recording project. I highly recommend it, do not miss this rare gem.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Makes me Happy November 22, 2007
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I bought this LP at a yard sale in Lewiston Maine about 20 years ago and for years it was one of the few things I could count on in life to always make me happy. Rosie's honeyed belt voice and pure old-fashioned vocal style (when she hits a note, she nails it -- hell, she *owns* it!) never fail to please, and here it is juxtaposed with energetic Latin drums and brass that match it strength for strength. The songlist includes some very un-Latin standards dressed up in flamenco sleeves, with effects varying from humorous to sublime -- but never dull!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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In 1959, Rosemary Clooney joined the illustrious roster of singers who recorded with Cuban Mambo King and creator Perez Prado & His Band (Beny More, Myrtha Silva, Daniel Santos, Los Rivero, Hermanas Montoya, Hermanas Gaona, Tony Camargo, Kiko Mendive, Abel del Rivero, etc.)
At the time RCA Victor released two hit combination Lp, one was Abbie Lane with Tito Puente & His Orchestra and Rosemary Clooney with Perez Prado & His Orchestra, the album title they picked for the latter was "A Touch Of Tabasco". Unfortunately some 20+ years ago this album was discontinued and leftover copies were very hard or impossible to find. With the emerging of the internet some folks who owned copies asked for large sums of money for their copies. Luckily one day about two years ago, I found that this album had been converted from analog to digital and therefore CD by Japan's BMG/RCA, which explained its total absence from North American music markets. At long last this album has come back to us but in limited quantities. You will greatly enjoy listening to this classic as Rosemary sings old favorites backed by Perez Prado's phenomenal Mambo Jazz Band,like "Corazon De Melon", "Like A Woman", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Magic Is The Moonlight"aka "Te Quiero Dijiste", "In A Little Spanish Town",
"Mack The Knife"aka "Moritat", "Bali Hai","You Do Something To Me","Cu-Cu-Rru-Cu-Cu Paloma","I Got Plenty O'Nuttin", "Sway"aka Quien Sera" and "Adios".
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique combination August 27, 2007
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Perez Prado's spectacular recordings from the 60's,are easily recognized due to the unique mambo sound: screaming trumpets, repetitvie sax-riffs combined with trombones barking. Together with Rosemary Clooney, this CD really offers several all time high recordings, excellent for any occation. My favorite: Sway (forget about easylistening recordings, Dean Martin etc...Clooney and Prado offers something else on this tunes!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clooney and Prado Shining Hour May 8, 2011
By Gus
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I've never thought I could love A Touch of Tabasco as I do. I got mine recently. What a perfect match. The sound is superb (24 bt).

It's a kind of album to listen at with a smile on the face. Tabasco makes me happy.

Clooney's voice is unique. Her unmistakable timbre and phrasing proves that she is one of the best singers among her pairs.

Prado's orchestration is so spontaneous and pure swing. It's latin and jazzy simultaneously.

I like to listen Tabasco alone or along Rosie Solves the Swingin Riddle, Swings Softly, Love and Beautiful Ballads. In spite of the different moods, the songs go very well together when you shuffle them. The result is surprising.

When in latin mood, I sugest to combine Tabasco with Latin Alla Lee/Ole Alla Lee/Guitars a la Lee (Peggy Lee), El Senor Bing (Bing Crosby), Latin in a Satin Mood (Julie London) and Latin for Lovers (Doris Day).

My high favorites songs of Tabasco: Corazón de Melón, Like a Woman, Magic is the Moonlight, In a Little Spanish Town, Mack the Knife, You Do Something to Me, Cu-cu-rru-cu-cu Paloma, I Got Plenty o' Nothing and Adios.

Like a Woman is so personal.

It's impossible not getting in dancing mood when listening to the first accords of Corazón the Melón.

Her voice makes me thrill when she sings "...I whispered be true to me and he sighed si si..." (Little Spanish Town). Orchestration and voice lead you to a magic moment.

Yes, as you can see, I don't like Bali Ha'I (any of its versions). Maybe because of South Pacific 1958 Film Soundtrack version that I hate body and soul.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mambo music lover
Has over 5 very good mambo songs. Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado go well together. The song Adios is not on the cd.
Published 4 months ago by Ramiro J. Molina
5.0 out of 5 stars Touch of Tabasco
Clooney wins with this one as with most of her recordings. I am particularly fond of Latin music so that gets another vote.
Published 7 months ago by Zane Dearakal
3.0 out of 5 stars Review of Purchased item.
This item arrived broken and was therefore returned.A lot of items from Movie Mars always seem to arrive damaged I previously suggested that FRAGILE be written on their package.
Published 12 months ago by Neil E. Preston
5.0 out of 5 stars Spice Up Your Life!
What a dream pairing! Clooney and Prado's A Touch of Tabasco is terrific fun. Rosie swings to a propulsive Latin beat! Prado's backing is big, bold, and brassy! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Scott S
3.0 out of 5 stars Great as individual performers.... fair in combo
Prez Prado and orchestra are the best. I've always liked Ms. Clooney's voice. Except for the song "Sway with me", I felt that most of the selections on the album were "forced"... Read more
Published on March 25, 2012 by Chuck
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased....
This CD brought back so many good memories of Good Times and Dancing at the clubs. Learning how to dance at my Mom's house were great times with Mom , Aunts , Sister , and Cousins... Read more
Published on August 29, 2011 by Raul Roy Davila
5.0 out of 5 stars You do something to me....
...is the song sung by Rosemary Clooney accompanied by Perez Prado that now features under a tv-commercial in the Netherlands for Menzies, a life-insurance company. Read more
Published on November 9, 2007 by Jonne van der Drift
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado - What Could Be Better?
Even as a young child, I always gravitated to latin music and to anything by Rosemary Clooney. Back in the late 50s, I was playing a stack of 45 records night and day and music... Read more
Published on June 11, 2007 by Mary Crissman
5.0 out of 5 stars Touch Of Tabasco
I'm very happy to have found it. I searched several places with no results. I'll always go to you first from now on.
Published on July 29, 2006 by Samantha Scott
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