XAVIER CUGAT

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Xavier Cugat (January 1, 1900 - October 27, 1990) was a Spanish-Cuban bandleader whom many consider to have had more to do with the infusion of Latin music into United States popular music than any other musician. Perez Prado followed in Cugat's footsteps. Cugat was born Francisco de Asis Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeo in Girona, Spain. With his family, he immigrated to Cuba when he was five. He trained as a classical violinist and played with the Orchestra of the Teatro Nacional in Havana. Sometime between 1915 and 1918, Cugat moved to New York, where he played with a band called "The Gigolos" during the tango craze. Later, he went to work for the Los Angeles Times as a cartoonist (Cugat's caricatures were later nationally syndicated). In the late 1920s, sound began to be used in movies, he put together another tango band that had some success read more...
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Viva Cugat / The Best Of CugatViva Cugat / The Best Of Cugat
Sepia Records 2014
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Dancetime With Xavier CugatDancetime With Xavier Cugat
Sepia 2018
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Begin The BeguineBegin The Beguine
Zyx Music 2010
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Bread Love and Cha Cha Cha / Cugat CavalcadeBread Love and Cha Cha Cha / Cugat Cavalcade
Collectables 2001
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The Xavier Cugat Collection 1933 - 1958The Xavier Cugat Collection 1933 - 1958
ACROBAT 2013
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South America Take It Away: 24 Latin HitsSouth America Take It Away: 24 Latin Hits
Asv Living Era 1997
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1958 XAVIER CUGAT MONO VINYL LP-THE KING PLAYS SOME ACES.LATIN JAZZ RCA LPM-1882 1958 XAVIER CUGAT MONO VINYL LP-THE KING PLAYS SOME ACES.LATIN JAZZ RCA LPM-1882 USD $1.29 (0 bids)
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FAVORITE RUMBAS/MAMBO AT THE WALDORF by XAVIER CUGAT,CD (2000 Collectables) NEW FAVORITE RUMBAS/MAMBO AT THE WALDORF by XAVIER CUGAT,CD (2000 Collectables) NEW USD $19.99 Buy It Now 8h
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MUSIC IN DEPTH (1962) Stereo MERCURY LP w/Quincy Jones/Xavier Cugat..... MUSIC IN DEPTH (1962) Stereo MERCURY LP w/Quincy Jones/Xavier Cugat..... USD $6.79 Buy It Now 14h
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XAVIER CUGAT XAVIER CUGAT "16 Most Requested Songs" (CD 1995) USD $8.25 Buy It Now 1 day
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Xavier Cugat - Say Si Si, CD, 1994 Xavier Cugat - Say Si Si, CD, 1994 USD $4.00 (0 bids)
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Xavier Cugat The Pick Of LP Vinyl Jazz 1979 51 West QR16048 Easy Listening Xavier Cugat The Pick Of LP Vinyl Jazz 1979 51 West QR16048 Easy Listening USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
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Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra Latin For Lovers Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra Latin For Lovers USD $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
The Beautiful New Sounds of Strings Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra The Beautiful New Sounds of Strings Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
XAVIER CUGAT mambo ( latin ) XAVIER CUGAT mambo ( latin ) USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DINAH SHORE with XAVIER CUGAT Columbia 37090 I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN 78 rpm DINAH SHORE with XAVIER CUGAT Columbia 37090 I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN 78 rpm USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
XAVIER CUGAT: Dance Party LP (Mono, drill hole) Easy Listening XAVIER CUGAT: Dance Party LP (Mono, drill hole) Easy Listening USD $20.00 Buy It Now 1 day
"Tangos" Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra RCA Victor 10" 33RPM LP LPT 11 1951 USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
XAVIER CUGAT - VIVA CUGAT - MERCURY RECORDS STEREO LP - SR-60868 XAVIER CUGAT - VIVA CUGAT - MERCURY RECORDS STEREO LP - SR-60868 USD $11.97 Buy It Now 1 day
36818 Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra - Say it Over Again 36818 Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra - Say it Over Again USD $32.97 Buy It Now 1 day
XAVIER CUGAT - Early Years: 1933-1938 - CD - **Mint Condition** XAVIER CUGAT - Early Years: 1933-1938 - CD - **Mint Condition** USD $22.95 Buy It Now 1 day
XAVIER CUGAT, DEL CAMPO XAVIER CUGAT, DEL CAMPO "Yo Te Amo Mucho And That's That"/"La Ola Marina" 78 EX+ USD $14.68 Buy It Now 1 day
XAVIER CUGAT & ORCHESTRA Toca-Tu Samba COLUMBIA 78-36793 Good, Good, Good XAVIER CUGAT & ORCHESTRA Toca-Tu Samba COLUMBIA 78-36793 Good, Good, Good USD $14.00 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT - TANGO WITH CUGAT AND HIS ORCHESTRA - 2 X 7 XAVIER CUGAT - TANGO WITH CUGAT AND HIS ORCHESTRA - 2 X 7" DOUBLE PACK 1953 USD $1.40 Buy It Now 2 days
Xavier Cugat Cugat Cavalcade LP - 1958 Columbia 6-Eyed Logo Xavier Cugat Cugat Cavalcade LP - 1958 Columbia 6-Eyed Logo USD $7.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Xavier Cugat - Cugat's Favourite Rhumbas (CD) - Latin Xavier Cugat - Cugat's Favourite Rhumbas (CD) - Latin USD $57.87 Buy It Now 2 days
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1976 XAVIER CUGAT PURE GOLD LATIN LP RCA #ANL1-1310 NM 1976 XAVIER CUGAT PURE GOLD LATIN LP RCA #ANL1-1310 NM USD $8.99 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT TAKE IT AWAY & CUANTO LE GUSTA COLUMBIA DB2473 XAVIER CUGAT TAKE IT AWAY & CUANTO LE GUSTA COLUMBIA DB2473 USD $3.94 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT-Rhumba With Cugat (1941) COLUMBIA 4x 78 Shellac Set XAVIER CUGAT-Rhumba With Cugat (1941) COLUMBIA 4x 78 Shellac Set USD $13.99 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT / Mambo At The Waldorf / FONTANA 462.115 TE Pres France 195? EP VG+ XAVIER CUGAT / Mambo At The Waldorf / FONTANA 462.115 TE Pres France 195? EP VG+ USD $30.00 Buy It Now 2 days
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Xavier Cugat - South America, Take it Away (CD Album) Xavier Cugat - South America, Take it Away (CD Album) USD $3.44 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT-16 LATIN FAVORITES-LP-TRIP-1613-VG++ XAVIER CUGAT-16 LATIN FAVORITES-LP-TRIP-1613-VG++ USD $3.49 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT VOL 3 - CASSETTE TAPE CINTA OLYMPO C442 1976 XAVIER CUGAT VOL 3 - CASSETTE TAPE CINTA OLYMPO C442 1976 USD $9.75 Buy It Now 2 days
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Xavier Cugat & the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orch. SIMONY + 1 (Victor 26522) 1938 78 Xavier Cugat & the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orch. SIMONY + 1 (Victor 26522) 1938 78 USD $3.49 Buy It Now 2 days
Xavier Cugat - That Latin Beat - Rare LP in Good Conditions Camdem 322/323D L5 Xavier Cugat - That Latin Beat - Rare LP in Good Conditions Camdem 322/323D L5 USD $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT w/ DINAH SHORE: Cugie! SEALED Sunbeam VINYL LP Rare 1974 XAVIER CUGAT w/ DINAH SHORE: Cugie! SEALED Sunbeam VINYL LP Rare 1974 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
DANCE WITH XAVIER CUGAT 1955 MONO LP CL 537 DANCE WITH XAVIER CUGAT 1955 MONO LP CL 537 USD $5.98 Buy It Now 2 days
Fiesta de Navidad Cassette Tape A Latin Christmas 97 Jose Feliciano Xavier Cugat Fiesta de Navidad Cassette Tape A Latin Christmas 97 Jose Feliciano Xavier Cugat USD $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT XAVIER CUGAT "CUGAT CALVICADE" 6-EYE CL 1094 12" LP LATIN POP MUSIC GENIUS SPAIN USD $6.75 Buy It Now 2 days
Xavier Cugat 50s LATIN POP 2 EP SET 45 Cugat's Favorite Rhumbas Xavier Cugat 50s LATIN POP 2 EP SET 45 Cugat's Favorite Rhumbas USD $11.98 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT.RICHARD HAYES. BABALU/MORE THAN LOVE. 78 XAVIER CUGAT.RICHARD HAYES. BABALU/MORE THAN LOVE. 78 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Latin Jazz Vinyl LP The Best Cugat Xavier Cugat His Orchestra Mercury PPS 6015 Latin Jazz Vinyl LP The Best Cugat Xavier Cugat His Orchestra Mercury PPS 6015 USD $2.99 (0 bids)
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XAVIER CUGAT XAVIER CUGAT "Cugat Cavalcade" 12" Vinyl 33RPM LP 1956 Columbia CL1094 MONO VG USD $4.45 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT & ORCHESTRA In Africa COLUMBIA 78~36538 XAVIER CUGAT & ORCHESTRA In Africa COLUMBIA 78~36538 USD $15.00 Buy It Now 2 days
 Bing Crosby & Xavier Cugat, Siboney-Hasta Manana  Decca 23547 1945  78 rpm Bing Crosby & Xavier Cugat, Siboney-Hasta Manana Decca 23547 1945 78 rpm USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra ‎–The Cancan Conga / Amapola 78 RPM Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra ‎–The Cancan Conga / Amapola 78 RPM USD $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
XAVIER CUGAT - CUGAT IN - RCA 2173 - LIVING STEREO - 1960 LP XAVIER CUGAT - CUGAT IN - RCA 2173 - LIVING STEREO - 1960 LP USD $12.95 Buy It Now 2 days
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XAVIER CUGAT Discography

XAVIER CUGAT albums / top albums

XAVIER CUGAT Rhumba With Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rhumba With Cugat
Latin Jazz 1948
XAVIER CUGAT Cugat's Favorite Rhumbas (aka  The Magic Of The Rumba) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cugat's Favorite Rhumbas (aka The Magic Of The Rumba)
Latin Jazz 1948
XAVIER CUGAT Xavier Cugat Dance Parade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Xavier Cugat Dance Parade
Latin Jazz 1949
XAVIER CUGAT Xavier Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Xavier Cugat
Big Band 1949
XAVIER CUGAT Tropical Bouquets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tropical Bouquets
Big Band 1949
XAVIER CUGAT Latin American Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Latin American Rhythm
Latin Jazz 1950
XAVIER CUGAT Here's Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Here's Cugat
Latin Jazz 1952
XAVIER CUGAT Quiet Music, Volume 6: Relaxing With Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quiet Music, Volume 6: Relaxing With Cugat
Big Band 1952
XAVIER CUGAT Samba With Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Samba With Cugat
Latin Jazz 1953
XAVIER CUGAT Mambo at the Waldorf album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mambo at the Waldorf
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1955
XAVIER CUGAT Merengue By Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Merengue By Cugat
Big Band 1956
XAVIER CUGAT Bread, Love and Cha-Cha-Cha album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bread, Love and Cha-Cha-Cha
Big Band 1958
XAVIER CUGAT Cugat Cavalcade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cugat Cavalcade
Big Band 1958
XAVIER CUGAT The King Plays Some Aces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The King Plays Some Aces
Latin Jazz 1959
XAVIER CUGAT Chile con Cugie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chile con Cugie
Big Band 1959
XAVIER CUGAT Cugat in Spain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cugat in Spain
Latin Jazz 1959
XAVIER CUGAT Cugat in France, Spain, and Italy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cugat in France, Spain, and Italy
Big Band 1960
XAVIER CUGAT The Latin Rhythms Of Xavier Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Latin Rhythms Of Xavier Cugat
Latin Jazz 1960
XAVIER CUGAT Viva Cugat! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Viva Cugat!
Latin Jazz 1961
XAVIER CUGAT Twist With Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twist With Cugat
Latin Jazz 1962
XAVIER CUGAT Cugat's Golden Goodies (aka Rumba Bolero Cha-Cha-Cha) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cugat's Golden Goodies (aka Rumba Bolero Cha-Cha-Cha)
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1963
XAVIER CUGAT Cugi's Cocktails album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cugi's Cocktails
Big Band 1963
XAVIER CUGAT Cugat Caricatures album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cugat Caricatures
Big Band 1964
XAVIER CUGAT Plays The Music Of Ernesto Lecuona (aka The Latin Soul Of Xavier Cugat) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays The Music Of Ernesto Lecuona (aka The Latin Soul Of Xavier Cugat)
Big Band 1964
XAVIER CUGAT Xavier Cugat Y Su Orquesta album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Xavier Cugat Y Su Orquesta
Latin Jazz 1971
XAVIER CUGAT My Shawl album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Shawl
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1972
XAVIER CUGAT The Brazilian Sound Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Brazilian Sound Of
Latin Jazz 1972
XAVIER CUGAT Lo Mejor De Xavier Cugat (The Sugar's Combo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lo Mejor De Xavier Cugat (The Sugar's Combo)
Latin Jazz 1975
XAVIER CUGAT The Sugar's Combo Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sugar's Combo Vol. 2
Latin Jazz 1975
XAVIER CUGAT The Cugat Touch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Cugat Touch
Latin Jazz 1976
XAVIER CUGAT At His Rarest Of All Performances album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At His Rarest Of All Performances
Latin Jazz 1976
XAVIER CUGAT The Sugar's Combo Vol. 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sugar's Combo Vol. 4
Latin Jazz 1976
XAVIER CUGAT The Pick Of Xavier Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pick Of Xavier Cugat
Latin Jazz 1979

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XAVIER CUGAT The Best of Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Cugat
Latin Jazz 1961
XAVIER CUGAT Rumba Rumbero album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Rumba Rumbero
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1992
XAVIER CUGAT 16 Most Requested Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
16 Most Requested Songs
Big Band 1993
XAVIER CUGAT Golden Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Classics
Big Band 1995
XAVIER CUGAT Cocktail Hour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cocktail Hour
Big Band 1999
XAVIER CUGAT The Greatest RCA Sides of Xavier Cugat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Greatest RCA Sides of Xavier Cugat
Big Band 2000
XAVIER CUGAT Bread, Love and Cha-Cha-Cha / Cugat Cavalgade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bread, Love and Cha-Cha-Cha / Cugat Cavalgade
Big Band 2000
XAVIER CUGAT The Original Latin Dance King album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Original Latin Dance King
Big Band 2002
XAVIER CUGAT The Best of Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
Big Band 2004

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XAVIER CUGAT Rumba Rumbero

Boxset / Compilation · 1992 · Afro-Cuban Jazz
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Xavier Cugat was born in Spain in 1900 but settled in Havana Cuba when he was three. Received his first violin at six years of age and at the age of twelve became the first violin in "The Havana National Theatre Symphony Orchestra" where he meet the great Italian tenor " Caruso" who told him to go to New York and Xavier was still twelve years old when he arrived there. Caruso and Xavier were good friends and Xavier even played violin fror Caruso at times. Xavier was playing Classical music and even studied in Berlin and played with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra but could not quite get to the next level with his career. He actually stopped playing violin and started a career as a cartoonist and could he draw them well and soon found himself in demand as an artist. He meet "Charlie Chaplin and played a soundtrack for one of his new talking films. After resuming with his violin Xavier was working in Hollywood in 1927 and decided to form his own band incorporating Latin and Spanish music. Tango, Rumba, Mambo even the Twist, Xavier covered all styles and actually is credited with bringing the Latin sounds to the United States.

Xavier used numerous vocalists but perhaps the most famous would be Miguelito Valdez. He was previously in "Orchestra De La Playa" in Cuba and joined Xavier's or "Cugie's" band in the late 1930's, the young cuban singer would become known as Mr Babalu after his hit of the same name with both the two bands mentioned. Miguelito stayed with Cugie's band for two years. Although Babalu is on this abum it is sung by "Luis Del Campo" as Miguelito's version with Cugie was a hit before in 1939. The line up of people who sang with the band were not all Latin as "Dinah Shore" and "Abbe Lane" also performed at various times.Cugie once quoted "that I would rather play "Chiquita Banana" and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve". Because of the date when these songs where recorded they were all done in a 78 speed format with the limitations of the technology in the studios from that time.The music from this cd does have the sound within the orchestra a little high with that tone the brass suffered from but do not fear as the sound is good for the era and actually adds charm to the recordings as you are often reminded of the old Hollywood movies that contained so many of the Latin Big Bands in their soundtracks.

"Chano Pozo" the famous Cuban conguero was the author of the first tune which was a hit in Cuba and it is "Blen,Blen,Blen" which is a rumba/afro style and one that will stick with the repitition of the title in the chorus and this is actually Miguelito Valdez second version as he performed it with "Orchestra De La Playa" originally and is considered a classic in this genre. Miguelito still has a formal tone to his voice as was the custom for singers from this period but still let go when the rythmn was present. The following "Macurije" would be considered "Danzon" in structure with its slow tempo.The title "Rumba Rumbero" is next with Miguelito showing with his vocals why he is considered even today as one of the great vocalists from this era in Latin Music."Nueva Conga" is the on fourth and is a mambo of course and they were Cugie's staples in the Orchestra. Some great swing is present and trumpet is all over it but this is 1940 and one must remember the music is more restrained than Salsa or Boogaloo but the Latin sound is there within these songs. We also have two songs on the album that were written by Arsenio Rodriguez the great blind Cuban tres player and band leader. "Adios Africa" is the first and Cuban as they come which has been given the mambo touch by Cugie and is dominated with Cugie's violin and the superb vocals of Miguelito which is the last song from him as the vocalists change with the remaining seven songs on the album."Luis Del Campo" sings his version of "Babalu" which is delivered with great latin spirit and to his credit Cugie has given the tune a bit of a re-vamp for Luis. Is it as good as Miguelito's ? That depends on the version that he sang as he did record the tune on several separate occasions with each one losing formality as time wore on. We even have a great live version of "Chango Ta Beni" which follows and is a Yoruba and as Cuban as it comes.

Listed on the album are 20 tracks but there are actually 21 and a mistake was made.The omission is actually number 20 on the song selection and is quite catchy with some great trumpet.I could attempt the title with my translation but I won't.

Xavier Cugat made some original music in his day but also he was a wonderful cartoonist and the actual cover is by Cugie himself. Rating these style discs are difficult with the music contained as it is from another time and not the current sounding music we all hear but perhaps that is where the beauty is. You hear where it came from and although sounding formal in the odd spot, you still have that latin spirit and swing. Some of these songs are still performed today and a few are actually Latin Classics and contained here is musical history in the making.

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