Category Archives: Latin

(May 1, 2017): Abbe Lane (with Tito Puento & His Orchestra) – Whatever Lola Wants

From the 1957 album, Be Mine Tonight.  I remember Abbe Lane more for her cameos in TV shows of my youth (Flying Nun, Brady Bunch, Hart to Hart, etc) than singing easy listening samba.  I do remember this one, though. … Continue reading

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(January 3, 2017): Eddie Palmieri – Listen Here!

From the 2005 album of the same name, Listen Here!  Palmieri and his late brother Charlie were part of the group instrumental in popularizing latin jazz and and salsa, starting with his 1964 debut Lo Que Traigo Es Sabroso.   This … Continue reading

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(Sept 3, 2014): Joe Cuba Sextet – What a Baby

From the 1972 album, Bustin’ Out.  Joe Cuba (Gilberto Miguel Calderón) is another example of law student turned musician.  Cuba’s sextet is widely regarded as the originator of the latin boogaloo, which this tune epitomizes.

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