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Latin Sounds of the Past

This collection focuses on what might be called the "Latin Invasion"-- a period from the late 1920's to the early 1940's when Latin sounds took this country by storm. Popular songs from Cuba, Mexico, Central America, Brazil and Argentina became an integral part of our own musical experience

The tango was one of the early Latin rhythms to reach this country. El Choclo, a familiar tango, was later revived with English lyrics as The Kiss Of Fire. While not the first Latin song to be recorded here, it was a Cuban composition called El Manisero, known as The Peanut Vendor that ignited the Latin craze. This number and other Cuban records such as the energetic Rumba Panama and the Conga Ay Si, Ay No are included in this set.

Carmen Miranda helped bring Brazilian music to our shores. Miss Seratoa is one of her early Brazilian recordings from 1930. Later, Miranda was lured to New York to appear in Streets Of Paris in which she sang Mama Eu Quero. However, we look to Mexico for some of the most beautifully crafted romantic ballads in this collection. These include Frenesi, Solamente Una Vez, known here as You Belong To My Heart and Amor intimately performed by Ramon Armengod.
  Track Song Title Artist Date Time
1 The Peanut Vendor Don Azpiazu 1930 3:31
2 Green Eyes Don Azpiazu 1931 3:07
3 Te Fuiste Victor Argentine Orchestra 1927 3:02
4 Miss Seratoa Carmen Miranda 1930 2:03
5 Canto Siboney Alfredo Brito 1931 3:15
6 Ay Mama Inez Pan-American Marimba Band 1934 2:56
7 Adios Linda Morena (Adios) Enric Madriguera 1931 3:16
8 Carioca Pedro Via 1933 2:41
9 El Choclo International Novelty Orchestra 1928 2:46
10 Marianna (The Peanut Vendor`s Daughter) Don Azpiazu 1931 3:11
11 Karabali Ernesto Lecuona 1932 2:27
12 Negra Consentida Alina de Silva 1933 3:06
13 Isle Of Capri Xavier Cugat 1934 3:00
14 Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) Blue Bird Orchestra 1934 2:26
15 Alla En El Rancho Grande Emilio Caceres 1934 2:48
16 Perfidia Lupita Palomera 1937 3:25
17 Amapola Castillians 1934 3:06
18 Quiereme Mucho (Yours) Victor Cuban Orchestra 1934 3:14
19 Para Vigo Me Voy Xavier Cugat 1936 2:59
20 No Me Vengas A Decir Hermanas Padilla (Padilla Sisters) 1937 3:07
21 La Cucaracha Pan-American Marimba Band 1934 2:51
22 La Cumparsita Carlos Molina`s Tango Orchestra 1931 2:57
23 Flores Negras Pedro Vargas 1937 2:56
24 Rumba Blanca Lecuona Cuban Boys 1938 2:40
25 Desesperanza Hermanas Padilla (Padilla Sisters) 1937 2:40
26 Tico-Tico No Fuba (Tico-Tico) Colbaz Orchestra 1932 2:40
27 Granada Pedro Vargas 1938 3:24
28 Begin The Beguine Nano Rodrigo 1939 3:07
29 Panama Castro Brothers 1937 2:47
30 Por Ultima Vez Juan S. Garrido 1937 3:31
31 Mama Eu Quero (I Want My Mama) Carmen Miranda 1939 2:35
32 Ay Si, Ay No Lecuona Cuban Boys 1937 2:04
33 Frenesi Adelina Garcia 1940 2:46
34 Tropicana Aaron Gonzales Tango Orchestra 1937 3:02
35 Mexicali Rose Flores & Valdez 1937 3:02
36 Cachita Casino De Playa Orchestra 1937 2:35
37 Jalousie Xavier Cugat 1935 3:17
38 Solamente Una Vez (You Belong To My Heart) Manuelita Arriola 1941 2:47
39 Aurora Pan-American Marimba Band 1941 2:36
40 Amor Ramon Armengod 1941 2:59
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