Orquesta Melodia / Orquesta Melodias del 40

Me Voy Pa' Moron

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The elegant flute-and-fiddle charangas of the palmy days were all wonderful, but this is the most irresistible of all, outclassing even the great Orquesta Aragon. Part of it is the variety -- the willingness to use son-style solo vocals when appropriate instead of the usual charanga duets. Part of it is the enchanting flute and some highly avant-garde solo fiddle (Alkfredo de la 40 got originality points for things this band did 20 years earlier). But most important of all was an extraordinary mellow swing unequalled then or since.

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