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Cha Chas for Dancing

Hugo Montenegro

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Album Review

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.

Biography

Born: 1925 in New York, NY

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Hugo Montenegro was a composer, arranger, and conductor who is primarily known for his movie work in the '60s, as well as his adaptations of film scores like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Montenegro began his musical career in the U.S. Navy, where he arranged scores for various military bands. After he...
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Cha Chas for Dancing, Hugo Montenegro
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  • €8.99
  • Genres: Latino, Music
  • Released: 14 February 1960

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