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A pretty good album for our dance practice sessions.
on 1 February 2014
Well, who'd have though it? Here I am in my 50's, finally overcoming my lifetime terror of dancing and actually taking dance lessons from the most patient Philippe. One hour a week isn't enough though to beat both of my left feet into some form of order so some practice music was in order. After much browsing, I selected this excellent album.
Each of the song titles includes their respective dance (foxtrot, waltz, rumba etc.) so that creating a play list for a practice sequence was dead easy and, unlike many of the offering I browsed, the music isn't all cheesy Andre Rieu style stuff but mostly proper music including popular music from the 50's and 60's.
There are, however, a couple of notable absences:
. There are no specific Argentine Tango tracks but it I found a splendid album "Tangos de Recuerdo" which includes probably the most instantly recognisable tango (as immortalised by Arnie and Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies) "Per Una Cabeza".
. Having progress a bit further, we've been tackling the Paso Doble - another unexpected absence on this album. It's easily solved, though, as there are plenty of well known pop examples : Abba - Lay all your love on me, The Animals - Don't let me be Misunderstood & Ghostriders in the Sky to name but a few.
Similarly, the two Samba tracks on the album are far too frantic for a beginner struggling with, in particular, the tricky turns. Try downloading Santana's "Samba Pa Ti" - a lovely bit of music and a nice slow samba into the bargain.
All-in-all, this album is a good starting point for an accompaniment to our dance practice sessions in the kitchen. Bought from Amazon.fr thanks to the ever annoying geographic restrictions.