Enrique Lynch

Mucho Merengue Mucho Ritmo--Tropical Rhythms for Dancing

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AllMusic Review by Tony Wilds

Mucho Merengue offers merengue, pachanga, mambo, porro, guaracha and son montuno. The two groups are Peruvian, and like most Peruvian bands of the period, they cook steadily through, in all rhythms. The music and singing is unusual and engaging. It sounds more Mexican than Cuban, but its drive and the diversity of instruments and voices makes it like a Cuban recording. The outstanding track is La Sonora Sensacion's "A Bailar Pachanga," with its engaging female vocal. Two-thirds of the tracks are by Enrique Lynch and his orchestra. The jacket, incidentally, features one of the most fearsome-looking "quiros" (jawbone of an ass, an obligatory percussion instrument) ever displayed.

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