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Malaguena ~ The Music Of Cuba / Kismet Music From The Broadway Production

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Malaguena ~ The Music Of Cuba / Kismet Music From The Broadway Production
Malaguena ~ The Music Of Cuba / Kismet Music From The Broadway Production


One of the founding fathers of easy listening, Canadian conductor Percy Faith was a child prodigy who might have become a concert pianist had he not suffered burns in a domestic fire whilst still a teenager. His bravery saved his sister's life but damaged his hands so badly that he was unable to play the piano for nine months. Far from getting the better of Percy Faith, the accident only spurred his interest in arranging, composing and conducting. Early in the 1950s he became musical director at Columbia Records under the auspices of Mitch Miller. The most fastidious musical craftsman, Faith would record dozens of concept albums for the label over the next 25 years. His arrangements also salvaged the failing careers of Tony Bennett and Rosemary Clooney and returned Johnny Mathis, Doris Day and Guy Mitchell to the charts. Andr © Previn and Quincy Jones claim him as an influence. Karen and Richard Carpenter could be counted among Percy Faith''s greatest admirers. Faith was certainly one of the chief beneficiaries of technological development in recorded sound that came with the advent of Hi- Fidelity, and Malaguena - trumpets blaring and powerful trombones to the fore - is heard in early widescreen stereo, while his exquisite 1954 recording of Kismet, so skilfully shaded and so full of exotic vistas, is presented here in its original pristine mono.


  1. Name
  2. Malaguena
  3. Quiereme Mucho (Yours)
  4. El Manisero (the Peanut Vendor)
  5. Danza Negra
  6. Andalucia (the Breeze and I)
  7. El Bodeguero
  8. Damisela Encantadora
  9. Siboney
  10. La Cumparsa
  11. Tumbando Cana
  12. Marta
  13. Mama Inez
  14. Para Vigo Me Voy (Say,Si Si)
  15. Tabu
  16. Sands of Time
  17. Stranger in Paradise
  18. Zubbediya, Samaris' Dance
  19. He's in Love
  20. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  21. Rhymes Have I
  22. Rahadlakum
  23. And This Is My Beloved
  24. Fate
  25. Night of My Nights
  26. Not Since Nineveh
  27. Bazaar of the Caravans
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