Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pedro Garcia and his Del Prado Orchestra - Cha Cha Cha (1956)

This is an album I've had for about 20 years. I bought it when I was into the ballroom dancing thing. I love the cover! At first, it looks like the legs are not attached to a body, but if you look really closely, you'll see a torso in the background. The chick is wearing a light (white or beige) top so it blends right into the colors on the album. The back of the album has a small diagram that shows how to dance the Cha Cha Cha. The music is great, too. My favorites are "Rico Vacilon" and "Mi Lo Dijo Adela". So, if you're in the mood for some Latin dancing, this is the one for you!

Track listing for Pedro Garcia and his Del Prado Orchestra - Cha Cha Cha:

Side 1:
1. Cha Cha Paganini
2. Luna De Miel En Puerto Rico
3. Las Clases De Cha Cha Cha
4. Cha Cha Chavela
5. Rico Vacilon
6. Nicolasa

Side 2:
1. Abrete Sesamo
2. Senorita Catalina
3. Pedro Y Pablo
4. Mi Lo Dijo Adela
5. Pimpollo
6. Mi Cha Cha Cha


Martooni said...

Thank you for posting this. Cool cover.

Martooni said...

The cover has been floating around the net for years. Thank you for posting the music!

bert said...

Perfect weekend for Cha Cha!


Northfield, NJ

The Macs said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I'm glad I finally get to hear what's behind the infamous cover art.

MrBill said...

I never would have noticed the torso if you hadn't pointed it out. At first glance it looked like a pair of almost-disembodied legs, with only the dark shadow of a bosom in the background, as if she was doing some sort of weird limbo. It's certainly eye-catching - I haven't decided yet whether it's bad or good!

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