Cugi's Cocktails

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All Music Guide - Tony Wilds
Contrary to the title, Cugi's Cocktails is no sleepy album of "cocktail music." It has all the elements a listener would expect of Xavier Cugat's first great stereo album: an agreeable theme, a dash of exotic flair, and all the bombast of the preceding half-decade of experimenting with high-fidelity stereo recording. "One Mint Julep" would have made Twist With Cugat. Also of note are the bossa nova "Daiquiri," Hal Mooney's "Cugi's Cocktail" a "hully gully cha cha", and "Singapore Sling." Cugat's composition "Zombie" is exotic and wonderful, and only "Old-Fashioned" is dismissible. With fun, metaphor-laden liner notes and better than average artwork, Cugi's Cocktails makes a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tony Wilds
Contrary to the title, Cugi's Cocktails is no sleepy album of "cocktail music." It has all the elements a listener would expect of Xavier Cugat's first great stereo album: an agreeable theme, a dash of exotic flair, and all the bombast of the preceding half-decade of experimenting with high-fidelity stereo recording. "One Mint Julep" would have made Twist With Cugat. Also of note are the bossa nova "Daiquiri," Hal Mooney's "Cugi's Cocktail" a "hully gully cha cha", and "Singapore Sling." Cugat's composition "Zombie" is exotic and wonderful, and only "Old-Fashioned" is dismissible. With fun, metaphor-laden liner notes and better than average artwork, Cugi's Cocktails makes a fine addition to any record collection or bar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 075021034815
  • Catalog Number: 000393902

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cuba Libre (2:43)
  2. 2 One Mint Julep (3:08)
  3. 3 Old-Fashioned (3:25)
  4. 4 Daiquiri (2:58)
  5. 5 Cocktails for Two (3:10)
  6. 6 Rum and Coca-Cola (2:39)
  7. 7 Cugi's Cocktail (2:33)
  8. 8 Grasshopper (2:39)
  9. 9 Blue Champagne (2:22)
  10. 10 Zombie (2:34)
  11. 11 Manhattan (2:25)
  12. 12 Singapore Sling (2:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Xavier Cugat Primary Artist, Conductor
Technical Credits
Xavier Cugat Composer
Hal Mooney Arranger, Composer, Liner Notes
Paul Baron Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Hugo Blanco Composer
Bob Irwin Mastering
Grady Watts Composer
Hollis King Art Direction
Arthur Johnston Composer
Jeri Sullivan Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Frank Ryerson Composer
Luiz Antonio Composer
Djalma Ferreira Composer
Bryan Koniarz Producer
Ken Druker Executive Producer
Jayme Pieruzzi Mastering
Eddie Asherman Composer
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