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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
René Touzet's 1950s work is somewhere between that of Tito Puente and Martin Denny, neither as exciting and authentically Latin as the former, nor as kitschy and entertainingly fake as the latter. Perez Prado, of "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White," may be a good touchstone, but Touzet's music has a deeper Latin groove, closer to that of Xavier Cugat or the underappreciated Desi Arnaz whose skills as a bandleader were usually overshadowed by his wife's as a slapstick artist. Touzet's percussion-heavy arrangements are clattering and propulsive, with the genuine sense of forward motion that the best mambos and meringues which the majority of these 22 tracks are always ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
René Touzet's 1950s work is somewhere between that of Tito Puente and Martin Denny, neither as exciting and authentically Latin as the former, nor as kitschy and entertainingly fake as the latter. Perez Prado, of "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White," may be a good touchstone, but Touzet's music has a deeper Latin groove, closer to that of Xavier Cugat or the underappreciated Desi Arnaz whose skills as a bandleader were usually overshadowed by his wife's as a slapstick artist. Touzet's percussion-heavy arrangements are clattering and propulsive, with the genuine sense of forward motion that the best mambos and meringues which the majority of these 22 tracks are always have, and they're invariably driven by his own highly rhythmic, syncopated piano, which pushes the singers and horn players along without dominating the proceedings. The collection features both hits like the infectious movie theme "El Cid," "Mambo Inn," or his excellent arrangement of the classic "Siboney" alongside less-familiar album tracks and singles. The remastering is excellent, and this is a perfect introduction to a bandleader who deserves much wider renown.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1994
  • Label: Gnp Crescendo
  • UPC: 052824200029
  • Catalog Number: 2000
  • Sales rank: 138,950

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mi Son Maracaibo (4:42)
  2. 2 Mambo Inn (3:05)
  3. 3 Andalucia (4:15)
  4. 4 Pa' Bailar (2:29)
  5. 5 La Noche de Anoche (2:58)
  6. 6 Siboney (3:19)
  7. 7 Cosquillita (Ticklish Mambo) (2:45)
  8. 8 Incertidumbre (2:45)
  9. 9 Mambo Guajiro (4:13)
  10. 10 Tenderly (3:15)
  11. 11 Pa' Chismoso Tu (2:46)
  12. 12 Que Emocion (3:15)
  13. 13 El Loco (3:00)
  14. 14 Midnight Sun (4:30)
  15. 15 Pachanga Diferente (2:28)
  16. 16 Te Beso y Te Regaño (2:55)
  17. 17 La Pachanga (2:06)
  18. 18 Delirio (3:11)
  19. 19 Buscando Chamba (2:38)
  20. 20 Mucho Mucho Mas (3:32)
  21. 21 Tango la Pachanga (2:45)
  22. 22 El Cid (Movie Theme) (2:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
René Touzet Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Juan Cheda Vocals
Tony Terran Trumpet
Carlos Vidal Vocals
Carlos Montiel Vocals
Alberto Perez Vocals
Jose Chombo Silva Saxophone
Technical Credits
Lionel Hampton Composer
Sonny Burke Composer
Walter Gross Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Gene Norman Producer, Liner Notes
Cesar Portillo de la Luz Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    The Best Cuban born classical piano player of all. But I am bias

    The Best Cuban born classical piano player of all. But I am bias becuase he was married to my mothers favorite cousin Isabelita....Love you Nalida y Olivia...Robertico.

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