World: The Greatest Songs Ever

World: The Greatest Songs Ever

     
 

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This Time Life collection defines world music broadly, focusing on well-known songs spiced with international and very accessible flair. Kicking off with a one-two dance step in Lou Bega's turn-of-the-century novelty "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" and los Del Rio's international craze "Macarena," the set

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This Time Life collection defines world music broadly, focusing on well-known songs spiced with international and very accessible flair. Kicking off with a one-two dance step in Lou Bega's turn-of-the-century novelty "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" and los Del Rio's international craze "Macarena," the set breezes through a tasteful cut from the 1997 phenomenon Buena Vista Social Club, includes the Gipsy Kings' irrepressible "Bamboleo," soars over to Ireland for the haunting Clannad classic "Theme From 'Harry's Game'," and goes instrumental with the fusionist flamenco of Ottmar Liebert's "Barcelona Nights." And that's only World: The Greatest Songs Ever's first half. It moves to the 1960s for hits from Miriam Makeba ("Pata Pata") and Harry Belafonte ("Jump in the Line"), includes the oft-licensed, still irresistible "Soul Bossa Nova," and even gets away with Musical Youth's 1982 reggae lark "Pass the Dutchie." The Greatest Songs Ever might be more accurately titled "The Most Popular World-Flavored Songs Ever." Regardless, it's perfect for the casual listener, with favorites from beginning to end.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2004
Label:
Time Life Records
UPC:
0610583125726
catalogNumber:
18986

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Ottmar Liebert   Composer
Harry Belafonte   Composer
Jorge Ben   Composer
Miriam Makeba   Composer
Tito Puente   Composer
Quincy Jones   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Pérez Prado   Composer
H. Jackson Brown   Composer
Jahloul "Chico" Bouchikhi   Composer
Paul Brennan   Composer
Alphonsus Cassell   Composer
Harry Elston   Composer
Lloyd Ferguson   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Fitzroy Simpson   Composer
Steve Samuel   Composer
Nicolás Reyes   Composer
Jeff Tamarkin   Liner Notes
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Rafael Ruiz   Composer
Tonino Baliardo   Composer
Compay Segundo   Composer
Antonio Romero Monge   Composer
Milta Sánchez   Composer
Philemon Hou   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Lou Bega   Composer
Suzanne Manlove   Direction
Lynne O'Connor   Editorial Research
Raymond Bell   Composer
Francisco Repilado   Composer
S. Diaz   Composer

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