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Dancing with Edmundo/Heading South of the Border

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
In 2007, Dutton Vocalion reissued two Edmundo Ros albums in a combination that epitomizes his approach to popular music during the 1960s. Dancing with Edmundo came out in 1960, and is packed with relatively authentic Latin American entertainments. In addition to standard issue cha-cha-chas and romantic rhumbas, the paso doble is represented as a dynamic or dramatic galop, with the "Spanish Gypsy Dance" tapping into what sound a bit like ska rhythms. What really steams up the first half of this compilation are the sambas. "Brasil," in fact, is the essential samba template that Xavier Cugat and Edmundo Ros popularized during the middle of the 20th century. Other fine ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
In 2007, Dutton Vocalion reissued two Edmundo Ros albums in a combination that epitomizes his approach to popular music during the 1960s. Dancing with Edmundo came out in 1960, and is packed with relatively authentic Latin American entertainments. In addition to standard issue cha-cha-chas and romantic rhumbas, the paso doble is represented as a dynamic or dramatic galop, with the "Spanish Gypsy Dance" tapping into what sound a bit like ska rhythms. What really steams up the first half of this compilation are the sambas. "Brasil," in fact, is the essential samba template that Xavier Cugat and Edmundo Ros popularized during the middle of the 20th century. Other fine examples of the Ros approach to samba in 1960 are "Lua do Brasil," "Rio Brasil," and "Copacabana." Originally released in 1970, Heading South of the Border is typical of many entries in the Phase 4 Stereo catalog, in that much of its playlist consists of Top 40 hits which have undergone emulsification through the use of formulaic arrangements. Robby Krieger's "Light My Fire" retains its groove as the song itself is quite conducive to this kind of treatment, while Paul Simon's "Mrs. Robinson" sounds reasonable as a samba, and Jimmy Webb's "Up, Up and Away" takes on positively analgesic properties under these conditions. The most substantial cover of this lightweight '60s pop tune was done up in live performance at the Whiskey A Go Go by Hugh Masekela in 1967. Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour" works almost as well as the version on Roland Kirk's album "Volunteered Slavery." Ros crosses over into weirder territory with a carefully constructed cover of Whistling Jack Smith's "I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman," a Latin pop treatment of Waldteufel's famous "Skater's Waltz," and a bizarre interpretation of "Hey Jude," which mutates into a march worthy of Gomer Pyle.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2007
  • Label: Dutton Vocalion Uk
  • UPC: 765387433420
  • Catalog Number: 4334
  • Sales rank: 193,485

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cuban Love Song - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:09)
  2. 2 Toku - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:17)
  3. 3 Brasil - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:21)
  4. 4 Lua Do Brasil - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:09)
  5. 5 Spanish Gipsy Dance (Paso Doble) - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:03)
  6. 6 Te Quiero y Ole (Paso Doble) - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (1:57)
  7. 7 Tony's Cha Cha Cha - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:23)
  8. 8 Pao Pao Cha Cha Cha - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:13)
  9. 9 Te Quiero Dijiste - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:09)
  10. 10 Divina Mujer - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:13)
  11. 11 Copacabana - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:02)
  12. 12 Rio Brasil - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:10)
  13. 13 La Morena de Mi Copla (Paso Doble) - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:01)
  14. 14 Que Me Estas Queriendo (Paso Doble) - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (1:59)
  15. 15 Puerto Rican Peddler - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (1:59)
  16. 16 Fanfare Cha Cha Cha - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:21)
  17. 17 Heading South - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:28)
  18. 18 Mrs Robinson - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:32)
  19. 19 Light My Fire - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:18)
  20. 20 What Now My Love - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (3:07)
  21. 21 Forbidden Games - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:06)
  22. 22 United We Stand - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:39)
  23. 23 Up, Up and Away - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:23)
  24. 24 My Cherie Amour - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:32)
  25. 25 I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:16)
  26. 26 The Skater's Waltz - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:48)
  27. 27 I'll Never Fall in Love Again - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (3:27)
  28. 28 Hey Jude - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Edmundo Ros Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Emile Waldteufel Composer
John Lennon Composer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Jim Morrison Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer
John Densmore Composer
Hal David Composer
Michael J. Dutton Remastering
Arthur Lilley Engineer
Herbert Stothart Composer
Monchito Composer
Ray Richardson Producer
Ronnie Hammer Arranger
Tony D'Amato Producer
Robby Krieger Composer
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