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Various Artists / Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia & Descarga Sound Of Colombia 1962
Album:Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia & Descarga Sound Of Colombia 1962 Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:05/2011
Label:Sound & Vision 

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Add Date:2011-05-30 Pull Date:2011-08-01 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Reviewed 2011-05-26 
Wicked good compilation of classic big band Latin jazz/dance music from the 60’s and 70’s. Brassy, sassy, sexy and full of style. Featuring gorgeously tight arrangements and solid, sophisticated performances full of fun and fire. Every track is a standout and the accompanying booklet full of great info. Gotta be one of the best world CDs of the year so far.

1. Sexy, driving midtempo romp w/delicious clarinet.
2. Fun and dishy cumbia swing w/extra good brass.
3. Nicely swinging percussion drives this track w/a bit of muted sound.
4. Tight brass and happy percussion, snaking clarinet. Sweet & playful.
5. Fun and squeaky intro to a sort of deadpan cumbia w/style.
6. Extra stylish big band jam w/a classic sound. So delicious!
7. Fast brass and percussion meld into a bright and stylish mix.
8. Hot and driving perc/brass/vocals. Infectiously energetic.
9. Stylish wiggle w/some extra good vocals and lots of percussive style.
10. Jazzy and passionate w/solid piano/perc/vocals. Extra hip.
11. Instant fire. Percussion/vocals/keyboards/brass. Yow!
12. Starts w/band warming up then it’s a funky, serious descarga.
13. Hot and wiggly dance w/wild percussion solos.
14. Violins & piano add nice style to this upbeat jam.
15. Sweet clarinet leads into midtempo jazz wiggle. Style for days.
16. Midtempo horns at counterpoint w/driving percussion. Cool.
17. Cool vocals highlight this midtempo drive. Horns & perc shine.
18. Brassy and fast w/accordion, guitar, clarinet. Great stuff.
19. Ultra stylish big band jazz cumbia. Classic and seriously wow.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Rosendo Y Su Banda Me Voy Pa'la Costa
2.Puerto Rico Y Su Combo La Cumbia Del Pescador
3.Orquesta Sonora Curro Patuleco
4.Martinez, Rosendo Y Su Orquesta El Alegron
5.Cantina Y Su Combo Santa Maria Cumbia
6.Bermudez, Lucho Y Su Orquesta Sabanera Arroz Con Coco
7.Fortich, Orlando Y Su Orquesta Yolanda
8.Homero Y Su Combo Con Pacho Galan Y La Sonora Curro Oye Negra
9.Montes, Clodomiro Y El Super Combo Curro Puerto Rico Zumbando
10.Los Seven Del Swing Silencio
11.El Gran Romancito Y El Super Combo Curro Honolulu
12.Camacho, Crecencio Y El Super Combo Curro Santana En Salsa
13.Montes, Clodomiro Y El Super Combo Curro Traigo Salsa
14.Orozco, Lalo Y Su Combo Sabroso Salsa Sabrosa
15.Bermudez, Lucho Y Su Orquesta Fiesta De Negritos
16.Acosta, Alex Y Su Orquesta La Gozadera
17.Los Seven Del Swing Celoso
18.Garrido, Rufo Y Su Banda Viejos Tiempos
19.Acosta, Alex Y Su Orquesta Cumbia Del Monte