Various Artists

Latin Fiesta [Guest Star]

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The most interesting of these selections are Puente's "Swingin' Mambo," a fine percussion jam, and Machito's "Answer Me Cha Cha," simply a jazz melody played over conga. Alfredito's "Timbales" is fairly lively, and Puente's "Basic Cha Cha" is a vibes number that sounds a bit like Joe Loco. Alberto's "Cha Cha Pachanga" takes a gypsy tack with the strings, and there is some deep-in-the-mix whistling, but it is not very pachanga. The rest is quaint.

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