Edmundo Ros - Latin Love-In
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Pickwick Records SPC-3200

This Nearly Was Mine
Something's Coming
The Sweetest Sounds
My Favorite Things

Comes Once in a Lifetime
Old Devil Moon
The Sound of Money
Give My Regards to Broadway

The "Latin Love-In" that Edmundo Ros is tossing on this album is being held, in case you need the address, just west of Times Square, because the musical block party is festooned with songs from Broadway shows.

When they say that they don't write songs like they used to, they're talking about the songs on this album. Songs from "South Pacific," "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music," "Porgy and Bess," "Finian's Rainbow," "Milk and Honey," "I Can Get It for You Wholesale." Songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin and Dubose Heyward, Jerry Herman, Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg, Jule Styne, Adolph Green and Betty Comden, Harold Rome and George M. Cohan.

The songs are fabulous, of course, but it's Edmundo Ros who turns them into a love-in by decorating the strong melodies with fancy, infectious, Latin-spiced, turn-on arrangements.

Unflagging, brash gaiety is the order of the party and if you can't make it down to Edmundo's Broadway bash, the album provides the perfect opportunity to start your own love-in.

Call a crowd in-and in some cases you might feel a crowd of two is just the right number-and start things grooving.

You can sing along, if you like. Dance along. Distribute flowers along.

Or love along.