The Mambo Years: 1950-1952 (feat: Abbe Lane)  2 CD set

Xavier Cugat

The Mambo Years: 1950-1952 (feat: Abbe Lane) 2 CD set

Blue Moon Latin

Personnel:
Xavier Cugat (vln & cond), Abbe Lane, Juan Manuel (vcls)

Reference: BMCD 2058_2

Bar code: 8427328020589

Xavier Cugat succeeded where most other Latin American bands had previously failed: he succeeded in appealing to both the latin and non-latin audience. Over an extraordinarily long and distinguished carreer, "Cugie"'s bands were always made up by outstanding musicians, and he surrounded himself with the cream of key latin side-men and singers. His bands were big too, often with 20 or so musicians, playing arrangements that were sometimes quite intricate, and that utilized unusual instruments, such as French horns.

He was also well-known for the beautiful ladies with whom he kept company, five of whom became wives. Possibly the best known of them all is featured as vocalist on three numbers in these two CDs, the tall leggy Abbe Lane.


Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. Maracaibo
02. Anything Can Happen-Mambo
03. Cerezo Rosa y Manzano Blanco
04. Mambo O.K.
05. Park Avenue Mambo
06. Jamay
07. Mambo Gallego
08. El Marijuano
09. Mambo Nº5
10. Strangers in the Dark
11. Mambo Ay Ay Ay
12. Mondongo
13. Mambo Gitano
14. Mambolete
15. Carnival in Uruguay
16. Que Rico el Mambo
17. Uuuh!
18. Mambo at the Waldorf

Abbe Lane appears on tracks #2 & #10

CD 2

01. Riviera Mambo
02. Humpty Dumpty
03. Yo Quiero un Mambo
04. Mambo Gordo
05. Society Mambo
06. The Peanut Vendor
07. Mambo Mania
08. El Americano
09. Cuca
10. Mambo Nº8
11. Donde Estabas Tú
12. Mambo Retozón
13. Flute Nightmare
14. Mambo Negro
15. Mi Prieta
16. Africano Soy
17. Sun Sun Babae
18. Mambo en España

Abbe Lane appears on CD 1, #2 & 10 and CD 2, #2
Juan Manuel, sings on CD 2, #16

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