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Cha Chas for Dancing


Download links and information about Cha Chas for Dancing by Hugo Montenegro. This album was released in 1960 and it belongs to Latin genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 29:55 minutes.

Artist: Hugo Montenegro
Release date: 1960
Genre: Latin
Tracks: 12
Duration: 29:55
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No. Title Length
1. Patricia 2:52
2. Tea for Two 2:20
3. Perfidia 2:28
4. Gua Gilone 2:51
5. Sweet and Gentle 2:24
6. Quizas-Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps 2:30
7. Having a Call 2:16
8. Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White 2:43
9. Softly As In a Morning Sunrise 2:05
10. Boo-Qui-Woo-Qui 2:49
11. Mack the Knife 2:35
12. Theme from a Summer Place 2:02



Common as dirt but well worthwhile, Cha Chas for Dancing is one of the few essential, Latinate percussion albums. To call it a percussion album is perhaps unfair. While the conga is well (airily) recorded, the horns are the main thing, arranged as they are in the high-'60s mod style associated more with Billy May. In fact, this sounds like Billy May arranged the horns, but perhaps that is being unkind to Montenegro. The tunes are all standards but not the weak choices usually found on Command and Time albums of this ilk. This baby has teeth. Further, "Boo Qui, Woo Qui" has to be the hippest recording of that tune as well as the mod classic of this brilliant set. Latin fans are advised not to think of it as Latin at all but just to play it very loudly. Cha Chas for Dancing does not pretend to be anything more than a dance album, but it is. It's a killer brass album.