Cugi's Cocktails

Cugi's Cocktails

by Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra
     
 

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 TwistSee more details below

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0075021034815
catalogNumber:
000393902

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Xavier Cugat   Conductor,Indexed Contributor

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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