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Percy Faith – Malaguena – Music Of Cuba (1958/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Percy Faith – Malaguena – Music Of Cuba (1958/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:41:59 minutes | 902 MB | Genre: Latin Jazz, Latin Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

As any visitor knows, there is more to Cuba than rum and sugar, more than gambling and good times, more than historic shrines and beautiful scenery. There is music, fascinating and unusual music, and it is constantly in the air. For this dazzling musical journey to Cuba, Percy Faith has selected a program of characteristic Cuban melodies, some familiar, some relatively unknown, and arranged them in that vivacious fashion for which he has become famous.

Not unnaturally, a large portion of the program has been chosen from the works of Ernesto Lecuona, Cuba’s most brilliant composer. The Malagueña of the title is followed by such lastingly enjoyable numbers as Danza negra, Andalucía (known in an adaptation as “The Breeze and I”), Damisela encantadora, the flashing Siboney, La cumparsa and Para Vigo me voy, also known as “Say Sí Sí.” In addition, another Lecuona is represented, Marguerita Lecuona, who wrote the provocative Tabu. Other familiar names will be those of Gonzalo Roig (Quiéreme mucho, or “Yours”), and Moises Simons, present with Marta and that most famous of all Cuban songs, El manisero or “The Peanut Vendor.”

El manisero was almost the first of the Latin-American melodies to become a success in the United States, and did much to help popularize the then-new rhumba. It has since been followed by scores of lovely and lively tunes, and by other dances as well, many of them originating in Cuba. In fact, when Percy Faith designed this collection of Cuban music, he made sure that each of the five major ballroom dances of Cuban origin were included—the rhumba, the conga, the guaracha, the samba and, of course, the most recent, the cha-cha.

1. Percy Faith – Malaguena (Remastered)
2. Percy Faith – Quiereme Mucho (Yours) (Remastered)
3. Percy Faith – El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor) (Remastered)
4. Percy Faith – Danza Negra (Remastered)
5. Percy Faith – Andalucia (The Breeze And I) (Remastered)
6. Percy Faith – El Bodeguero (Remastered)
7. Percy Faith – Damisela Encantadora (Remastered)
8. Percy Faith – Siboney (Remastered)
9. Percy Faith – La Cumparsa (Remastered)
10. Percy Faith – Tumbando Cana (Remastered)
11. Percy Faith – Marta (Remastered)
12. Percy Faith – Mama Inez (Remastered)
13. Percy Faith – Para Vigo Me Voy (Say, Si Si) (Remastered)
14. Percy Faith – Tabu (Remastered)


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