Joe Quijano ‎– "Fiddler On The Roof" Goes Latin

MGM Records ‎– SE4283
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


A1 Sabbath Prayer (Plegaria) 2:53
A2 Matchmaker (Busca Novio) 2:45
A3 Far From The Home I Love (Recordando) 2:39
A4 To Life (A Vivir) 1:38
A5 Anatevka 3:12
A6 Do You Love Me (Si Me Quieres) 3:14
B1 A Little Bit Of This (Un Poquito De Conga) 2:07
B2 If I Were A Rich Man (Si Yo Fuera Rico) 2:11
B3 Sunrise, Sunset (Amanece, Atardece) 3:25
B4 Now I Have Everything (Ahora Tengo Todo) 2:35
B5 Miracle Of Miracles (Que Milagro) 2:48
B6 Fiddler On The Roof (Tocando En Elrufo) 2:29



Black label with rainbow M-G-M below gold lion logo.
Recorded in 1965.

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E4283 Joe Quijano "Fiddler On The Roof" Goes Latin(LP, Album, Mono) MGM Records E4283 US Unknown Sell This Version
LAT 10,013, MGS 2511 Joe Quijano "Fiddler On The Roof" Goes Latin(LP, Album, RE) MGM Records, MGM Records LAT 10,013, MGS 2511 US Unknown Sell This Version


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April 15, 2013
One of secret my favourites. I have always liked the original musical piece and this latin arrangement of the score (stripped out of the lyrics, naturally) works surprisingly well. The marriage of Latin & Jewish music is no strange combination, since US latin bands were often hired to play at Jewish parties, bar mitzvah's etc. Even the producer of this record, well known composer and pianist (of Polish/Jewish descent), co-writer of Killing Me Softly among his merits: Charles Fox led his own latin band "Charles Fox Y Su Charanga" back in the early 60's. The celebrated salsa musician Larry Harlow also comes from a non-latin Jewish family.
One may pass this as a novelty record, but it's in fact very much in tune of the mid 60's mixup of the different cultures. It's a very positive record and every track has its own character, not a dull moment there. It contains merengues, cha cha's, mambos, bossa novas, mixed with Jewish melodies and jazz harmonies.
Worth checking out.