Montag, Juli 03, 2006

Xavier Cugat - Cugat in France, Spain & Italy (1960)

This is a request for a repost from Lasse of Sweden, who gave me 5 Last-LPs I´ve been looking for a long time. He´s a nice guy who runs an online-recordshop with a lot of stuff to choose from. You may want to visit his store by clicking this link, maybe you´ll find something you´ve been looking for:

Honest Joe´s Records ´n´ Postcards

Thanks a lot again, Lasse!

Another gem from the great Xavier Cugat from 1960. He was born in 1900 (as: Francisco De Asis Javier Cugat Mingall De Cru Y Deulofeo) and then changed his name, ´cause it didn´t fit on the record sleeves. Cugat's recordings of the 50´s featured the singing of his third wife, Abbe Lane. In the mid 60´s, he featured his fourth wife, Charo, who he billed as a "folksinger". Upon his retirement in 1970, Cugat returned to Spain. He died in Barcelona on October 27, 1990. His band, which was led by Tito Puente following his retirement, continues to perform under the direction of dancer, musician and vocalist Ada Cavallo. Please enjoy this piece of music. Have fun, it´s a great dance record too!


Paul F. hat gesagt…

Great great site. I love your choices here. Thanks.

savoadaki hat gesagt…

Love that Cugat -- also the Three Suns -- it was your blog that introducd me to this kind of music from the past. Thanks for continuing my education.