Sunday, November 12, 2006

Joe Quijano And His Orchestra - Latin Joe (1962)

I have been in a really good mood all day today - the kind where I just want to get up and dance! So, in keeping with that mood, I decided to post this album, which is great to get up and dance with someone, or just by yourself! In fact, I was dancing around the room by myself as I recorded this album (I do love ballroom dancing!). This album is quite delightful and was released when bossa nova was the "new" dance craze. There's also cha-cha-cha and mambo on this album, but Joe seems to be emphasizing the bossa nova. I have been enamored by this style of music for many years (could very well be my own latin blood!) and can listen (and dance) to it for hours on end!

According to the liner notes, Joe Quijano was only twenty-seven years old when he recorded this album. He was an accomplished pianist at the tender age of six! At a very young age, he joined a mambo group as an instrumentalist and vocalist and later formed his own pachanga band. On this album, "in several numbers you hear him joyfully exhort his orchestra". (BTW, the album cover says it's stereo, but the actual record was mono - someone must have switched the records, because that's how I bought it at the HPB clearance bin.) Hope you all enjoy this record as much as I have!

Track listing for Joe Quijano And His Orchestra - Latin Joe:

Side 1:
1. Corcovado
2. Desafinado
3. Menina Moca
4. One Note Samba
5. In a Little Spanish Town
6. Alaska

Side 2:
1. South of the Border
2. Lamento Borincano
3. Cha-Cha Chornia
4. Never Too Late
5. L'Apache
6. Hava Nagilah

BTW, I received an email that Megaupload is hard to use for those of you that don't live in the U.S. I've seen from my site meter stats that I get quite a few folks from overseas that download my shares. Are any of you having problems downloading my shares from Megaupload? If anyone has other suggestions, please let me know. I chose Megaupload because I found it pretty easy to use, but I'm certainly open to suggestions. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Hi, Esther - just wanted to let you know, that Mr. Lucky went to Cineville - well, 'another' soundtrack blog, you may ask?
- why not? ;)

xulio said...

Excellent collection of music you've got! Thanks for your generosity!

no breakfast today ! said...

I am downloading right now from France and it works perfectly !
Great music from the forgotten planet. Thanks a lot for sharing these gems!

Keep the good stuff going !