Billy May - Cha Cha!

Capitol Records T-1329

In a Mellow Tone-Cha-Cha
Twelfth Street Rag-Cha-Cha
Artistry in Rhythm-Cha-Cha
The Poor People of Paris-Cha-Cha
Good Bye-Cha-Cha
Leap Frog-Cha-Cha

Flyin' Home-Cha-Cha
In The Mood-Cha-Cha
I Remember-Cha-Cha
Tuxedo Junction-Cha-Cha

If you are among the millions who have been captivated by that exciting Latin rhythm
called the cha-cha-cha, then music-master Billy May has designed this album especially
for you.

Here, in the tantalizing tempo of this South of the Border dance sensation, is a
collection of all-time instrumental favorites, brought up-to-date with delicate
cha-cha-rrangements that offer a refreshing contrast to the spectacular big-band
orchestrations so often associated with Latin dance music.

Well known swing standards like Flyin’ Home, Tuxedo Junction, and In The Mood are
magically transformed into light and nimble cha-chas by "El Gran Maestro," who
features here a wondrous assortment of flutes, employing them with great imagination
and a good deal of subtle humor to duplicate familiar ensemble and solo passages.

The brilliant trumpet and rhythm sections are manned by a fine group of Latin
musicians, whose distinctive phrasing and enthusiasm give this album an excitingly
genuine Afro-Cuban sound, while the mellow tones of an agile marimba provide
additional authentic effects.

Senor May also brings out the cha-cha-characteristics of such unlikely selections as
Twelfth Street Rag, Snowfall, The Poor People of Paris, and several other wonderfully
outrageous cha-cha-daptations of famous hits in which the flavor of the
arrangements has been retained.

Only the beat has been changed to protect the innocent.

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