Chico O'Farrill's All-Star Afro-Cuban Orchestra

Fiebre Tropical

Yemaya

Personnel:
Chico O'Farrill, Alfredo 'Chocolate' Armenteros, Pedro Justiz 'Peruchín', Generoso 'Tojo' Jimenez, Guillermo Barreto

Reference: YY9431

A wonderful collection of rare work by bandleader Chico O'Farrill -- known well for his American recordings of the 50s and 60s, but featured here in sessions from Havana and Mexico City from the early 50s! The Havana sessions date from 1953, and feature a dozen tracks that have a glistening Cuban jazz take on the swing sound of the US -- played by a group with Chocolate Armenteros on trumpet. The Mexican sessions are from one year later, 1954, and have a similar feel, but also seem to feature a bit more Latin American compositions, including many by Ernesto Lecuona.

Tracklisting:

1. El bodeguero
2. Perfidia
3. Chico's cha cha cha
4. Jamaiquino
5. Tenderly
6. El choclo (Kiss of fire)
7. Frenesi
8. Un barbero de Sevilla
9. Me lo dijo Adela (Sweet and gentle)
10. Amapola
11. With a song in my heart
12. Rock-and-roll and cha cha cha
13. Almendra
14. Siboney
15. La Malagueña
16. Bahía
17. La comparsa
18. La Margarita
19. María la O
20. La cucaracha
21. La bella Cubana
22. Madrid
23. El manisero
24. Mujer

Price:

$13.74  (tax incl.)

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