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Cuban Big Bands (1940-1942)
Various Artists
Cuban Big Bands (1940-1942)
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1


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CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Cuban Big Bands (1940-1942)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Harlequin Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1995
Re-Release Date: 11/21/1995
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Mambo, Latin Jazz, Swing Jazz, Latin Pop, Tropical, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008637206321

CD Reviews

Que rico!
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 07/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is pretty swell. When they say "big bands", they're not just talking about the size of the payroll. All of these well-known acts (including Orqs. Casino de la Playa, Havana Riverside, and Hermanos Palau...) had their more "native" sides, but here the emphasis is subtly shifted to parallel the big band swing sounds from up in the States. Along with some lovely crooning vocals, there are also a few tracks which take on the sometimes-goofy, playfully ornate, semi-classical compositions of bandleaders such as Stan Kenton, Artie Shaw or even Robert Scott (the composer for many of Warner's best "Looney Tunes" cartoons). This disc is really easy on the ears, and well worth tracking down."
I LOVE this CD.
G. Miller | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 07/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dreamy, romantic, sultry, tropical, vintage music. A great collection of songs that take you away and back to Cuba before the revolution."