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Liner Notes

I’m not sure the person who gathered the music for this record understood what the assignment was. This is not at all what I expected the music to sound like after seeing the name of the album and the text on the cover.

I mean, who hasn’t enjoyed that Latin sound from Guy Lombardo, Billy May, Ray Anthony, and Joe Leahy? Good thing there’s a song by Sergio Mendez here to lend the recording some credibility.

The closest comparison I can come up with is that the music on this record is light and bouncy, quite like the Latin music my dad and I like so well.

So, get ready to hear music from the most inappropriately titled record in my dad’s collection, so far, in Volume 179: Viva the Latin Beat.

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Credits and Copyrights:

Various – Viva!
Label: Creative Products – SL-6650, Capitol Records – SL-6650
Series: The Capitol Stereo Showcase
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition
Released: not sure what year but sometime in the 1970s based off the Series name.
Genre: Jazz, Latin, Pop

Billy May– Spanish Flea
Written-By – Cissy Wechter, Julius Wechter

Joe Leahy–Life
Written-By – Joe Leahy, Mike Curb

Ray Anthony– Danke Schoen
Written-By – Bert Kaempfert, Kurt Schwabach, and Milt Gabler

Guy Lombardo– A Banda
Written-By – Chico Barque De Hollanda

Guy Lombardo– A Taste Of Honey
Written-By – Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow

Sergio Mendes– Muito A Vontade
Written-By – João Donato

Joe Leahy– Arriba
Written-By – Joe Leahy, Mike Curb

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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