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Cugi's Cocktails [Limited Edition, Original recording remastered]

Xavier Cugat Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (16 May 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Classics
  • ASIN: B0007KVAKW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Cuba Libre (Gurarcha) 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. One Mint Julep (Cha-Cha Twist) 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Old-Fashioned (Beguine) 3:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Daiquiri (Bossa Nova) 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cocktails For Two (Cha-Cha) 3:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Rum & Coca Cola (Mambo) 2:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Cugi's Cocktail (Hully Gully Cha Cha) 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Grasshopper (Rhumba) 2:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Blue Champagne (Bossa Nova) 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Zombie (Bolero) 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Manhattan (Cha-Cha) 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Singapore Sling (Rhumba) 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

(2005/VERVE) 12 tracks, original 1963;Medium 1
  1. Cuba Libre (Guaracha)
  2. One Mint Julep (Cha-Cha Twist)
  3. Old-Fashioned (Beguine)
  4. Daquiri (Bossa Nova)
  5. Cocktails For Two (Cha-Cha)
  6. Rum And Coca-Cola (Mambo)
  7. Cugi's Cocktail (Cha-Cha Twist)
  8. Grasshopper (Rhumba)
  9. Blue Champagne (Bossa Nova)
  10. Zombie (Bolero)
  11. Manthattan (Cha-Cha)
  12. Singapore Sling (Rhumba)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Cugi 30 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you love to dance or just to listen to music then don't let this fabulous CD pass you by.This is Xavier Cugat at his very best.Other collections of his music are quite dated although extremely enjoyable but this 1963 recording of great standards is in a class of it's own.Each number is full of sparkle and infectious rhythm.The orchestrations are superb and the quality of the recording is outstanding. Full stereophonic sound on all tracks with wonderful channel separation. This is a really classy album and I have been looking forward for many years to seeing this album available on CD.The music is as danceable as it is listenable and is a real party album.This is arguably the best dance music album around- EVER!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cd from Xavier Cugat 27 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
very pleased with the cd,which i have purchased for a good friend who was also very
pleased with the cd particularly for dancing,which was also enjoyed by other friends who dance
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD 8 Mar 2012
By moraud
Format:Audio CD
After reading the only review of this album I decided to purchase it. The CD was received two days after ordering it, and I love it. Unlike many other Xavier Cugat CD's, the music in this one is crisp, and the stereo effect absolutely wonderful. I shall thoroughly enjoy this CD many times. I just wish there were more than 12 tracks. I would be grateful if some one could recommend another Xavier Cugat of the same quality with some of his other most famous tunes.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last a re-issue of a Mercury LP by Xavier Cugat! 10 April 2005
By Peter Hansson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was very happy when I found out that Cugi's Cocktails was to be re-issued by UMG/Verve, although I would have been more happy if this re-issue came from America instead of Germany since I think I would have got some more information on the sleeve in that case. But I have been in contact with Verve in USA, and they said at that time that they were not interested in re-releasing the Cugat-LPs from Mercury, as it was not jazz. Anyway this is one of the very good LPs Cugat made for Mercury in the late 50s and early 60s. Cugi's Cocktails is probably the most "jazzy" record of the 9 LPs from that time, and the orchestra plays wonderfully as it always did. I - and many Cugat fan colleagues of mine all over the world - hope that Verve (Germany or USA) will re-release the rest of the LPs too - The Best of Cugat, Viva Cugat, Twist with Cugat, Cugat's Golden Goodies, Most Popular Movie Hits as Styled by Cugat, Cugat Plays Continental Hits, Cugat Plays the Music of Lecuona and Cugat Caricatures. There are also some recordings from the beginning of the 50s in Mercury's vaults, which would be very welcome on the market again.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cugi at his best ! 23 Aug 2007
By Captain Kirk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album of wonderful dance tunes is for me one of the very best albums that Xavier Cugat ever made.I first bought the LP when I was a young teenager at school and was spellbound by the marvellous rhythms of Latin American music and in particular the way in which Cugi performed them.
I have many of Cugi's marvellous recordings but this has got to be my favorite.
This album just oozes CLASS! This is not just a dance band recording but a shining example of just how wonderfully it can be done.The orchestrations are just amazing - many of Cugi's albums may now sound quite dated but not this one. It could have been recorded yesterday it sounds so fresh and new.
The album was recorded in New York City in 1963 yet the sound is stunning.
Every track is in glorious stereo with superb sound and great channel separation.The orchestra is in tip-top form and they really go for it on this recording. With fabulous tunes and infectious rhythms this has got to be one of the best dance albums ever recorded by any artist.
Cugi's old trademarks are still there, the rising and falling xylophone/ vibraphone,the jazzy organ solos and the unmistakable sound of his brass and reed sections. Those slurpy saxes are,well very sexy!
These are fabulous tracks and I recommend to you this CD without reservation.
Thank you friends for reading my review and I wish you much joy listening to your music.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cugi's Cocktails 24 April 2009
By R. BARLOW - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
For those who like the latin Big Band sound this is a fabulous set of recordings, crisp, bright, clear, and flavorful. Most of the major dance steps are represented and this music gets you moving. I found this first downloading several from iTunes. They were so good I had to have the CD.

My girlfriend taught me to Cha Cha using this music, I highly recommend this collection. One note, if you are looking for Babalou, it's not here.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sit back and have a cocktail with Cugi!! 7 Dec 2006
By Eric Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The cha cha, mambo, rhumba and bossa nova...ah, the old dances and great memories of the past for me. This is great music to pour a cold one or two (or more!!) and kick back and relax to.

This is one swinging record...oh, I mean CD.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't be disappointed... 9 July 2008
By Kevin Bryan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't know much about Xavier Cugat - I bought this based on other recommendations from Amazon. I wasn't disappointed, happily - this is a great CD. The orchestration is top-notch, and doesn't feel dated (as other reviewers have mentioned). The sound mix is excellent as well - it sounds like it was recorded on today's sound equipment. Check this album out for great orchestrations from an entertaining bandleader.
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