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Randy Carlos And His Orchestra

The Best Of Randy Carlos And His Orchestra
Import CD (Rareza Music RM001), Released 2008;
Editor's Pick:
Thanks to this Colombian import collection of the bandleader’s Fiesta material from the late 50s – early 60s, I have discovered a real gem. This is a fun set of hard mambo, jazzy guaguanco, and funky cha-cha-cha, with some nice electric guitar, perky percussion, and a boisterous party atmosphere (lots of shouts, loud cowbell, and hand-clapping). It makes me think of the bugalú sound that would come a little later, but with a more Sonora Matancera or La Plata Sextet arrangement. Again, the combo of the brass charts and prominent electric guitar makes it really different, and the vocal numbers are great fun. Though this is undoubtedly mastered off various slabs of vintage vinyl, the sound quality is decent enough, and the song selection is superb. So if you don’t have his out of print records on vinyl (“Having A Ball,” “More Of Randy,” “Pachanga Con Cha Cha Cha,” etc.), then this is a great place to start. Dig the groovy dancers on the cover art! Highly recommended.
(Pablo Yglesias, 2009-01-01)
Song titles include:
Laight Green 2:14
El Jefe 3:27
Mambo Sabroso 2:37
Take Off 2:53
Bay 2 Mambo 2:29
Cave 2:47
Spanish Rice 2:36
Mambo Silbao 2:59
Randy 3:03
Cha Cha Cha Con Pachanga 2:26
Mi Pachanga 2:42
Heart 2:33
Smoke 2:38
Mabujai 2:17
Mambero 2:41
Randy Si 2:47
Comanche 2:29
Aja Pachanga 3:09
Bacardi Mambo 2:38
More Smoke 2:36
Papa Pachanga 3:12
Que Felicidad 2:34
Cabalito 2:41
Y Que 1:55
Sopla Venezuela ...and more 2:27
Category: Dance Traditions => Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Pachanga
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