Cubarama Let's Cha Cha
Download links and information about Cubarama Let's Cha Cha by Tito Puente. This album was released in 1957 and it belongs to Salsa, Latin genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 40:17 minutes.
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|1.||Lindo Cha Cha||2:56|
|2.||It's the Bururu (Dame el Bururu)||3:24|
|3.||Víbe Guajira (Guajira en Víbráfono)||2:21|
|4.||Vamos a Bailar (Let's Dance)||2:44|
|7.||Just for You||3:00|
|8.||Cha Cha Fiesta||2:50|
|10.||You Are an Ángel||2:42|
|13.||Así Es Como Era (Malibú)||3:56|
Recorded over three days in New York in 1956, Let's Cha Cha Cha is one of a multitude of early albums from Tito Puente & His Orchestra. In 1994, RCA remastered it among others as part of a Tropical Series. The album opens with a cha cha, then through a nice piece from Obdulio Morales and into a guajira on the vibes (Puente's much-less-known instrument, but an exciting performance). Another cha cha follows in the title track, followed itself by a light horn and flute romp with remnants of the Big Bad Wolf involved. A punchier work from Ray Coen comes in "Habenero" and Johnny Conquet's "Just for You" and "Cha Cha Fiesta" are both exemplar simple cha chas. A pair from Justi Barreto follow with a vocal aspect added in that gives them a bit more flavor, and a piece from Mongo Santamaria follows them up. The album finishes on a pair from Puente himself, with some slightly more complex horn arrangements. All in all, it's perhaps not as exciting as a lot of his later work, but it's a fine example of his full arranging abilities and the earlier, less percussion-based cha chas, mambos, and exotica that formed the basis for Puente's success. Fans of Puente should certainly give the album a shot, though newcomers might do better to start with a retrospective of some sort.