Ay Cosita Linda

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Chinita Rivero
Imagine yourself sipping a fine aged rum, basking in the equatorial sun or moonlight and relaxing with some friends. Now throw in some laid back Caribbean, Latin and African American rhythms- and enjoy. We were inspired by our friends’ delicious Colombian rum, La Hechicera, and know you will delight in our selections.

Our journey encompasses the musical styles of Boogaloo, Latin orchestral jazz, rock steady, ska, dub and calypso – reinterpreted on the continent and back and forth through the Americas. We start with the Jamaican ska trumpeter Oswald “Baba” Brooks and head just north to Cuba with Louis Armstrong’s version of El Manisero. Translated as the Peanut Vendor, it was one of the first Cuban hits in America and was recorded over 160 times. Nat King Cole performs one of the most popular Colombian compositions ‘Ay Cosita Linda’ from his second album of Latin songs. We had to include the timeless cool of American doo woppers the Coasters and ‘Dancing Mood’ by Jamaica’s Delroy Wilson. Other selections include cover versions of ‘Fever’ and ‘Maria Ninguem’, pre-bossa nova and contemporary Brazilian, and a couple of songs by the classic Colombian band leader Lucho Bermudez.

1. Faberge – BABA BROOKS & HIS BAND
2. Manisero – LOUIS ARMSTRONG
3. Amor em Jacumã (A.J. Holmes Remix) – LUCAS SANTTANA
4. Three Cool Cats – THE COASTERS
5. Now or Never – LISA EKDAHL
6. Dancing Mood – DELROY WILSON
7. Mocinho Bonito – DORIS MONTEIRO
8. Shining Knight – WILLIE ROSARIO
9. Nem Vem Que Não Tem – WILSON SIMONAL
10. Matildita – LUCHO BERMÚDEZ
11. Ay Cosita Linda – NAT KING COLE
12. Maria Ninguen – BRIGITTE BARDOT
13. Looking For A Woman – SNOOKS EAGLIN
14. Daisy Temple – SERGE GAINSBOURG
15. Coconut Head Special – CALVIN CAMERON
16. Louisiana – PERCY MAYFIELD
17. Fever – LA LUPE
18. Monísima – CHINITA RIVERO, POL MULE & HIS ORCHESTRA
19. Colombia Tierra Querida – LUCHO BERMÚDEZ
20. Rum and Coca-Cola – THE ANDREWS SISTERS

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