Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Don Azpiazu & His Havana Casino Orchestra
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
First-rate Cuban dance music from the early '30s!
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 06/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Delightfully corny Cuban music from the early thirties... Azpiazu's "El Manisero" ("The Peanut Vendor") was a colossal hit in 1931, and one of the earliest breakthroughs for Cuban music abroad. These songs were recorded in New York at the height of the Russ Columbo-and-Glen Gray-dominated crooner era, and bear all the goofy, loveably rinkydink musical hallmarks of the time (as well as a healthy dose of authentic Cuban rhythm). "El Manisero" features vocals by the muy fabuloso Antonio Machin, although other tracks on this CD have North Americanos who charmingly denude the music of its original bounce. Don't get me wrong: I *love* corny old music and this collection is well worth searching out."