Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ballroom Dance Collection, Vol. 11: Moonlight Waltz
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
Poorly marketed as a dance disc
J. Wakefield | SLC, Utah | 12/02/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The correct title for this is "Moonlight Waltz: Ballroom Dance Collection, Disc 11." The series originates with "Unidisc Music, Inc" of Quebec, Canada. Some of this is fun music, but it has very limited use as part of a "Ballroom Dance Collection." The dance instructions are nearly impossible to understand. I'm guessing they will be of little use in teaching you to dance.
The tempos are inconsistent and beginning dancers will have a difficult time if they buy this to practice with. Except for track 7 (Old Fashion) these are all fast Viennese waltz tempos. "Old Fashion" is played at a slow waltz tempo, perhaps 34 measures per minute.
The first eight tracks are orchestral with occasional ethereal suprano voices oo-ing or ah-ing over the top of the orchestra. I cannot vouch for the name of the band or orchestra. One source on the Internet attributes these first eight tracks to Luiz Garzon. The same source attributes the remaining six tracks to Pancho Canteneo. These last six are in a bold mariachi style, and so they are of much less interest for ballroom dancers.
The bottom line? This has some fun music, but will be practically worthless for its advertised purpose of helping you learn and practice (Viennese) waltz. Too bad I can't give this 1.5 stars...
Here are the titles, durations, and additional comments for all 14 tracks:
Rosa del Azafran, La, 2:55
Mancornadora, La, 2:19
Chiapaneca, La (version 1), 3:11, inconsistent tempo & with clapping
Vitrine de Fête, 5:42
Old fashion, 2:23, Waltz
Oiseaux du Printemps, Les, 2:48
Chiapaneca, #2, 2:01, inconsistent tempo & with clapping
Cocorico, 2:10, male vocals with some yelling and whooping
Cielito Lindo, 2:21, male vocals with some yelling and whooping
Chinita de mis amores, 2:21, male vocals with some yelling and whooping
Mancornadora, 2:39, male vocals with some yelling and whooping
Alma, Corazon y vida, 2:40, male vocals with some yelling and whooping"