Montag, Januar 16, 2006

Esquivel - To Love Again (1957)



Esquivel records are typically considered the ultimate way to show off the magic of stereo sound. It hardly seems possible that the full effect could come from a monaural recording. But his debut LP, "To Love Again", is easily his finest work. In 1954 Esquivel was
designated, with Perez Prado, the most distinguished arranger in his field. This opened the market in the U.S., where this album came out in 1957. "Nightingale", "Nocturnal", "Besame Mucho" and "Siboney" all are first-rate and can easily compete with any of Esquivel's best later work. The remainder of the album really is about as good, making it consistently excellent from start to finish. The trademark chorus is present throughout. Note that Esquivel's arrangement of "Jungle Drums" makes its first LP appearance here: It is updated on his second-best album, the stereo masterpiece "Latin-Esque". "Besame Mucho" is reworked on 1967's compilation "The Genius of Esquivel". Esquivel died in 2002...

Kommentare:

whoops hat gesagt…

Curious, i found a record the other day with exactly the same cover on the same label. It is a compilation LP entitled "Danses pour l'été (Dances for the summer)", released to cash on the "Twist" craze by the likes of Ray Ellis, Charlie "Hoss" Singleton Combo and Armand Migiani.

Anonym hat gesagt…

woow cool album with much power!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanks for the albums, just a question, why split them into so many parts, when you can upload a whole album at once.

And why remove the links after a week or so, when they are stil on rapidshare

dario hat gesagt…

You can hear a couple of more versions-cover of Besame mucho on my webblog that I put online today, 19-january-06

by the way, thanks for the spook files!

thiago mello hat gesagt…

hi i lost the part two!!
is there any possiblity that someone out there send me that?
please post the whole album, cause i have lost many b sides!! you should left the links at least for two weeks. thanks.
http://bossa-brasileira.blogspot.com/