Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Xavier Cugat - Viva Cugat! (1961)

Here's one I've had for quite awhile, since the late 1980s when I was doing the ballroom dance thing. This is a really good record - has great songs that are very danceable. I like most anything by Xavier Cugat, and I even have an album that has four 78rpm records (can't remember off-hand what the name of the album is). If I ever finish unpacking (I moved in this house 2 years ago) and find my 78s, I'll record that one. Anyway, my favorites on this one are "Siboney" and "Isle of Capri". Enjoy this one!

Track listing for Xavier Cugat - Viva Cugat!:

Side 1:
1. Jungle Concerto
2. The Peanut Vendor
3. Isle of Capri
4. Tropical Merengue
5. Nightingale
6. Perfidia

Side 2:
1. Siboney
2. Jungle Drums
3. Anna
4. Maria Elena
5. Poinciana
6. Say Si Si


candleshoe said...

Hi - wasn't sure how to contact you other than via the comment window. First, THANK YOU SO MUCH for making these treasures available. I've just discovered your blog, and must say, my workday listening enjoyment has increased by leaps-and-bounds!

Sidenote - the download file for The Three Suns "On A Magic Carpet" is no longer available. I get a message that says,:

Unfortunately, the link you have clicked is not available.
Reasons for this may include:
- Invalid link
- The file has been deleted because it was violating our Terms of service.

Again, Thanks so much! Cheers!

Richard said...

Thanks! Anna is one of my all time faves. Can't wait to hear it done by Cugie!

Esther said...

Thanks, Richard!

Thanks, Candleshoe! BTW, I've reupped Three Suns.

parisangha said...

Several tracks of this record were used in Wong Kar Wai's "2046" movie.

Paul Richardson said...

I, too, have this on vinyl. This record is an excellent example of Mr. Cugat's work!