Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Epoca De Oro De Cha Cha Cha|
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
LA EPOCA DE ORO DEL CHA CHA CHA
L. Dequesada | JAMAICA,, NY United States | 01/02/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with Everardo's assessment of these two CD's. I believe Orfeon tried to capture the sound they already had at their disposal in their vast master tape vaults. All they had to do is re-issue the original Orquesta Enrique Jorrin takes, recorded by Jorrin for Orfeon during 1957 and 58, his final years in Mexico, before returning to Cuba. These are wonderful hits that have hardly been used by Orfeon, for reasons best known to them. Also it should've been relatively easy for them to feature old RCA recordings of both "Orquestas America and Aragon", since BMG has been "leasing" a lot of these masters to different latin music labels. However these new recordings of the old originals are not without good rhythm, the chorus should've been improved by a veteran charanga soloist like Rudy Calzado. The orchestration and arrangements are pretty decent and professional and I think deserve at least 3 stars."
A major disappointment.
Daniel Fireside | Cambridge, MA USA | 05/12/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This album contains half-hearted remakes of the great Cha Cha Cha standards. A much better bet is to go straight to the originals, many of which can be found on the far superior collection "La Gloria del Cha Cha Cha.""