Perez Prado And His Orchestra ‎– Our Man In Latin America

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RCA Victor ‎– LPM 2610
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A1 Canto Siboney
A2 Estrellita Del Sur
A3 Campanitas De Cristal
A4 Guadalajara
A5 Ay Ay Ay
A6 Guarare
B1 The Peanut Vendor
B2 Tico Tico No Fuba
B3 Pachito E-Che
B4 Uno
B5 Alma Llanera
B6 Compadre Pedro Juan

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Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City.

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aliceboy

aliceboy

September 8, 2015

Whether the 'bongoson' ever caught on is a debate for another forum, but at least it wouldn't be for lack of trying. On this entry in RCA's 'Our Man in...' series, Perez Prado hasn't just regurgitated a best-of selection; he has instead selected a dozen tunes from all over Latin and South America and retooled the arrangements, mostly into his 'marriage of the twist and the Cuban "son,"' the BONGOSON! The results are mixed, though most of the bongoson arrangements fail for being a little too on-the-nose. On the other hand, he gives beautiful, energetic turns to classics like 'El Manicero' (as a rumba) and 'Pachito E-Che' (as a bossa nova). While the overall album is not one of his finest, the terrific opening track 'Canto Sibony' (a Cuban rumba rearranged as a bossa nova) makes it one worth having; how this track hasn't been resurrected onto a modern soundtrack is beyond me.