Sunday, August 29, 2010

Socarras and his Orchestra - Cha Cha Chas and Mambos

Cuban flautist Alberto Socarras, ads some classical flair to this enjoyable Latin dance platter.

A - You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song)
Algun Dia
Buck Dance
Hal's Cha Cha Cha
Mambo Impromptu
Nervous Gavotte Mambo
Par La Noche
Rose Room
Sixty Second Mambo
Tea for Two Cha Cha
Waltz in Cha Cha

Get it here.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cesar Romero - Songs by a Latin Lover

The Breeze and I
Amor, Amor
Cielito Lindo
Jealous Cabellero
Mama Inez
Would I Love You, Love You
Rio De Janiero
Maria Elena

Find it here.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Eartha Kitt - La Dolce Vita
Amarcord (Medley)
Franco Ferrara - Coimbra (suite) (from Il Bidone)
Guido E Luisa Nostalgico (from 8 1/2)
Noro Morales - La Dolce Vita
Le Le Notti Di Cabiria (from Nights of Cabiria)
Toby Dammit Theme (from LSD Roma)
Franco Ferrara - Come Tu Vuoi (slow) (from Rocco and His Bros.)
Radiolina di pupe (from Boccaccio '70)

I love Nino Rota's soundtrack music.

The plodding waltzes, rock, and 40's dance hall numbers. The eerie pre-psychedelic surrealist organ-jazz, drunk trumpet pathos, nods to Harold Arlen, and Perez Prado. Female scat vocals, and circus/carnival foxtrots. I chose some of my favorites here (plus a couple of covers). There are many more. A brief sampling.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meet The Three Cheers

Lounge act trio on Indie DIY, Boss Records. Very much in the vein of male vocal acts of the time (Kirby Stone Four, The Hi-Lo's, Four Freshmen, etc.) minus the big production backing them. According to the notes, their comedy routine is, "wildly hilarious."

Meet up here.