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Rumba Jazz The History of Latin Jazz & Dance Music 1919-45
Rumba Jazz The History of Latin Jazz & Dance Music 1919-45

Various Artists
Catalogue Number: RANDB009
Africa and Latin America together have moulded American popular music since the beginning of C20. African influences have led to the development of jazz, gospel and blues while successive waves of dance music from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica have largely determined its rhythm. This compilation chronicles the emergence of habanera, bolero, tango, rumba, conga, samba, baion and charleston in jazz and dance music between the wars with the emphasis on rhythms from Cuba and Brazil.The Brazilian samba began to make its presence felt during 1930?s. It is the spring in the beat and the almost imperceptible skip at the end of each measure that differentiate it from Cuban rhythms. But of all Latin rhythms, none had such an all-pervasive influence as the rumba. Its journey from the Middle East through North Africa and Spain to Cuba brought it into American dance halls during the Depression. Its syncopated, rhythmic riffs liberated dancers from stuffy foxtrots and waltzes, opening up an altogether more sensual world of excitement and exoticism.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 New St Louis Blues Johnny Dodds
2 La Rosita Eddie South & His Alabamians
3 Rumba Negro Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
4 Admiration The Jungle Band
5 Memphis Blues James Reese Europe
6 Charleston, South Carolina Lovie Austin And Her Serenaders
7 The Peanut Vendor Louis Armstrong
8 Ubangi Man Charles Lavere & His Chicagoans
9 Under The Creole Moon Noble Sissle?s International Orchestra
10 El Manisero Don Azpiazu
11 Masabi Alberto Socarras
12 The Music Goes Round And Round Augusto Co‚n
13 Take Me Away From The River Fletcher Henderson
14 Danzon Carl Kress & Dick McDonagh
15 Heat Wave Joe Venuti
16 Porto Rican Chaos Duke Ellington Orchestra
17 The Carioca Movita Castaneda
18 Brazil Fred Waring?s Pennsylvanians
19 Baia Bing Crosby with Xavier Cugat
20 South American Way Carmen Miranda
21 Big Noise From Winnetka Ray Bauduc and Bob Haggart
22 Tabou The Lecuona Cuban Boys
23 Egyptian Fantasy Sidney Bechet
24 Sous Les Palmiers The Haitian Orchestra
25 The Crave Jelly Roll Morton
26 Blues In C Sharp Minor Teddy Wilson
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Satan Does The Rhumba Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra
2 The Daughter Of A Planter From Louis Armstrong
3 The Rhumba Jumps Glenn Miller
4 Lady In Red Xavier Cugat
5 The Weekend Of A Private Secretary Mildred Bailey with Red Norvo Orchestra
6 Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
7 Jungle Dreams Artie Shaw
8 Harlem Rhumbain' The Blues Hot Lips Page Orchestra
9 Cuban Boogie Woogie Andy Kirk
10 Rhumboogie Bob Zurke?s Delta Rhythm Band
11 Yancey Special Bob Crosby's Bob Cats
12 Surrealism Charlie Barnet
13 Mamacita Fats Waller
14 Begin The Beguine Art Tatum
15 Perfidia Gene Krupa
16 Conga Brava Duke Ellington
17 El Maraquero Antobal's Cubans
18 La Conga En Nueva York Desi Arnaz
19 Chili Con Conga Cab Calloway
20 Cuban Swing Joe Daniel
21 Los Hijos De Buda Edmundo Ros
22 Rhumba In The Dark John Kirby
23 Nague Machito
24 Besame Mucho Edmond Hall
25 Porto Rico Bunk Johnson
26 Las Chiapanecas Woody Herman
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