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|Xavier Cugat & Dinah Shore|
Xavier Cugat With Dinah Shore
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Rare Vintage Music
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album contains rare vintage music, with seven numbers vocalised by a very young Dinah Shore. Intitially, Dinah was rejected by big band leaders like Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman, because they felt that she did not have a very strong voice required for big band music. She got a break from Cugie and she has given some beautiful renderings of "Quierme Mucho", "La Cumparsita", "The Breeze and I" and "When the Swallows come back to Capistrano". Listening to Dinah has always been a sheer delight and with the instrumental backing of a Latin Great like Xavier Cugat, it is thrilling. It is somewhat ironic that in spite of the initial rejections, she became a force to be reckoned with in both pop and jazz music. The album also contains other renderings of Cugie between 1939 and 1945.The recordings, though not bad, does contain a few scratches and static sounds. But that cannot be helped, in view of the age of the music which has come out of 1930s and 1940s. I wish music like this would become available in India where I reside so that I do not have to go overseas to make a purchase."