Xavier Cugat ‎– Cugat's Golden Goodies- 1973- Afro-Cuban Jazz, Cha-Cha, Tango, Rumba, Mambo, Latin Jazz, (vinyl)


Xavier Cugat ‎– Cugat's Golden Goodies- 1973-  Afro-Cuban Jazz, Cha-Cha, Tango, Rumba, Mambo, Latin Jazz, (vinyl)

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Xavier Cugat (English:[pronunciation?]Catalan: [ʃəβiˈe kuˈɣat]; 1 January 1900[1] – 27 October 1990) was a Spanish-American bandleader and native of Spain who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a leading figure in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. In New York, he was the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf-Astoria before and after World War II. He was also a cartoonist and a restaurateur. The personal papers of Xavier Cugat are preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

Life and career

Cugat was born as Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu[2][3] (Catalan: Francesc d'Assís Xavier Cugat i Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu[citation needed]) in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.[2][3] His family immigrated to Cuba when Xavier was five. He was trained as a classical violinist and played with the Orchestra of the Teatro Nacional in Havana. On 6 July 1915, he and his family arrived in New York City as immigrant passengers on board the SS Havana. Cugat appeared in recitals with Enrico Caruso, playing violin solos.[3]

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~  8 - cover sprung on bottom/ slight yellowing
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10 
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10) 
Side # 1 ~10 
Side # 2 - 10
bin #  *140

Label:Mercury ‎– SR 60798
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo 


A1 Frenesi
A2 What A Difference A Day Made
A3 Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)
A4 La Cumparsita
A5 Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
A6 Watermelon Man
B1 Tico Tico
B2 My Shawl
B3 Miami Beach Rhumba
B4 Yours (Quiereme Mucho)
B5 Sweet And Gentle
B6 Autumn Leaves

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