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 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Can anybody identify this music? And maybe the musical genre and the dance? It's like a cross between swing and bossa nova.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R2Ry9HUcZ0

It sure reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany's, but it's not on that CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I want to say it's a mambo....though a bit of research says it's probably the sub-genre of 'cha-cha-cha'


As for what it is, no idea. It's similar to a couple of tracks from Silvestri's Soapdish but I don't believe that's it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I want to say it's a mambo....though a bit of research says it's probably the sub-genre of 'cha-cha-cha'


As for what it is, no idea. It's similar to a couple of tracks from Silvestri's Soapdish but I don't believe that's it.


Yeah, it's one of those Latin dances! I never would have thought of Silvestri.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

It is indeed a cha-cha. It sounds like a Perez Prado knockoff - it could have been Perez, but it cut off before the trumpets started squealing. It could also have been Billy May. Or any number of 1950s easy listening artists who had heard the 45 of "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White."

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

It is indeed a cha-cha. It sounds like a Perez Prado knockoff - it could have been Perez, but it cut off before the trumpets started squealing. It could also have been Billy May. Or any number of 1950s easy listening artists who had heard the 45 of "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White."

I sampled that on iTunes and you really zeroed in on the style.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I'm a sucker for postwar latin music.

The two you really need to check out are Machito and Chico O'Farrill.

I would recommend these two:

http://www.amazon.com/Mucho-Macho-Machito-Cuban-Salseros/dp/B000000XNX/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1380160677&sr=1-4&keywords=machito

and

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Norman-Granz-Recordings-OFarrill/dp/B000786JQE/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1380160712&sr=1-3&keywords=chico+o%27farrill

Or, here is a good sampler, for as little as 38 cents:

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Mambo-Kings-Various-Artists/dp/B0000046LX/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1380160745&sr=1-1&keywords=original+mambo+kings

If you want this stuff filtered through hi-fi Hollywood glitz, pick up the Capitol Ultra-Lounge volumes "Mambo Mania" and "Cha Cha D'amour."



 
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