Xavier Cugat

The Hits (Limited Gatefold) (101030)

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The Hits (Limited Gatefold)

Xavier Cugat

New Continent

8436569195413

LPS 165264

101030

LATIN

1

LP 12,39 €

LIMITED GATEFOLD EDITION

180 GRAM VIRGIN VINYL

21 GREAT HITS BY "RHUMBA KING"

While born in Spain, bandleader Xavier Cugat spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba, where he became a brilliant violinist and arranger. Cugat was a leading figure in the spread of Latin music, and after moving to New York City he became the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf–Astoria before and after World War II, where he gained perennial fame. He would become known as the “Rumba King”. Compiled here are 21 of his greatest hits, recorded during his finest years.

PERSONNEL:

  • XAVIER CUGAT AND HIS ORCHESTRA

A1-A3, A10, B1-B2, B4-B5, B7-B8 & B11: recorded in Stereo at Fine Recording Studio, New York City, in 1961.

A4-A5, A7, A9, B3 & B9: recorded in Stereo in New York, 1958.

(*) Recorded in Mono in New York. A6: May 1945; A8, 1954; B6: 1957; B10: 1955.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01 AMAPOLA
  • 02 SIBONEY
  • 03 PERFIDIA
  • 04 MIAMI BEACH RHUMBA
  • 05 MALAGUEÑA
  • 06 BEGIN THE BEGUINE (*)
  • 07 YOURS (QUIÉREME MUCHO)
  • 08 GREEN EYES (*)
  • 09 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MADE
  • 10 MAMA INEZ
  • SIDE B:
  • 01 TEA FOR TWO
  • 02 EL CUMBANCHERO
  • 03 BÉSAME MUCHO
  • 04 SWAY
  • 05 TEQUILA
  • 06 FRENESÍ (*)
  • 07 MARIA ELENA
  • 08 JUNGLE CONCERTO
  • 09 BRAZIL
  • 10 MAMBO AT THE WALDORF (*)
  • 11 SAY “SÍ SÍ”