Essential Latin (3cd set)

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 3CD
Bar-code: 5060342021045
Cat No: NOT3CD104


Latin music is one of the world’s fastest-growing entertainment sectors. Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico are among the countries at the centre of a revolution that has seen artists like Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Carlos Santana sit atop the charts, while the recently established Latin Grammy Awards attest to the importance of the danceable music that has swept the globe.

Mexico is the world’s largest Spanish-speaking country, so it is no surprise that its music is pre-eminent in the Latin vanguard. Puerto Rico is a little brother by comparison but has produced its own elite stream of musicians ever since José Feliciano blazed a trail in the early Sixties. Brazil is South America’s largest constituent nation, its cosmopolitan nature and numerous ancestral links ensuring a variety and vibrancy to its music that is unmatched the world over. The samba and the bossa nova are just two of its gifts to music and dance. We feature not only genuine home-grown Brazilians like João Gilberto and Luiz Bonfá but also a raft of Americans like Stan Getz, Quincy Jones and Enoch Light who helped roll out Brazil’s music bandwagon in the early Sixties. The bossa nova literally means ‘new way’ or ‘new style’ and is an understated, easy-listening form of music with a distinctive rhythm and relatively simple instrumentation. It supplanted the samba in popularity in the late Fifties. Latin music proved popular throughout the world from the early decades of the last century, when the socialites of New York and Paris danced the rumba, mambo and cha-cha-cha, to the present day, when its rhythms have enlivened programmes like Strictly Come Dancing. This package of exotic listening will help that sexy sound continue to reverberate – and the good news is you don’t need to speak Spanish or Portuguese to join in the fun. Just let your feet do the talking!

CD 1

1. Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones and His Orchestra & Roland Kirk
2. Mambo No.5 – Pérez Prado
3. Tema Sem Palavras – Sérgio Mendes
4. Mi Bomba Sonó – Celia Cruz & La Sonora Matancera
5. Samba Da Minha Terra – João Gilberto
6. Balanço No Samba (Street Dance) – Stan Getz
7. He Guapacha – Mongo Santamaría
8. Me Diras Que Sabroso – Compay Segundo
9. El Platanal De Bartolo – Ibrahim Ferrer
10. Rabo E Mula – Jack Constanzo
11. Ahora Me Toca a Mí – Tito Rodríguez
12. Cerveza – Boots Brown & His Blockbusters
13. Balaio – Luiz Bonfá
14. Cha-Cha Chick – Tito Puente with Woody Herman and his Orchestra
15. Los Cueros – Ray Barretto
16. Siboney – Edmundo Ros and His Orchestra
17. Chega de Saudade – Laura Villa
18. Asi Son Bongo – Joseíto Fernández
19. Deve Ser Amor (It Must Be Love) – Herbie Mann
20. Muñecas del Cha Cha Chá – Celia Cruz & La Sonora Matancera
21. Bim Bam Bum – Xavier Cugat
22. Doralice – João Gilberto
23. Copacabana – Severino Filho and His Orchestra
24. Poco Pelo – Rubén González
25. Garôta de Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema) – José Baptista da Silva & His Band

CD 2

1. Guaglione – Pérez Prado
2. Oba-Là-Là – Sérgio Mendes
3. Me Voy a Pinar del Rio – Celia Cruz & La Sonora Matancera
4. Samba De Duas Notas – Luiz Bonfá
5. Bim Bom – João Gilberto
6. Brazil – Enoch Light
7. Manteca de Coco – Tito Rodríguez
8. Ahora Seremos Felices – Rubén González
9. Pachanga para Bailar – Ray Barretto
10. New Cha-Cha – Tito Puente; Woody Herman
11. Bodas De Oro – Ibrahim Ferrer
12. Ole’ Mambo – Edmundo Ros & His Rumba Band
13. La Mujer Del Peso – Compay Segundo
14. Rosinha – Laura Villa
15. Cuando Ya Nadie Te Nombre – Horacio Guarany
16. Morena Boca de Ouro – Severino Araújo e Su Orquestra Tabajara
17. Outra Vez – Sérgio Mendes
18. Errinho À Toa – Maysa
19. Patricia – Pérez Prado
20. Exaltaçäo à mangueira – Jameläo e Orquestra
21. La Amorosa – Álfredo Abalos
22. El Que Siembra Su Maíz – Celia Cruz & La Sonora Matancera
23. Oyeme Mama – Abbe Lane
24. Voy Pa Mayarí – Compay Segundo
25. Manila – Mongo Santamaría

CD 3

1. Jamaicuba – Mongo Santamaría
2. Bolinha De Papel – João Gilberto
3. Anita – Compay Segundo
4. Los marcianos – Rubén González
5. Son Montuno – Tito Puente and His Orchestra
6. Oye Heck – Ray Barretto
7. El Merengue – Celia Cruz & La Sonora Matancera
8. Amor Por Amor – Luiz Bonfá
9. La CampiÑa Cubana – Alfredito Valdez
10. El Látigo – Tito Rodríguez
11. Olhou para Mim – Sérgio Mendes
12. Lamento – Severino Araújo e sua Orquestra Tabajara
13. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Pérez Prado
14. O Barquinho – Maysa
15. Samba De Uma Nota Só – João Gilberto
16. Maria Orgulhosa – Laura Villa
17. Bilongo – Rubén González
18. Cuban Love Song (Canción Cubana) – Edmundo Ros and His Orchestra
19. Bajo la Luna – Celia Cruz
20. Afro Blue – Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaría & Willie Bobo
21. Pan, Amore Cha Cha Cha – Abbe Lane
22. Desafinado – Enoch Light
23. Quizás, Quizás, Quizás – Pérez Prado
24. Lalo Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones
25. Bamboléo – Carmen Miranda