Pops and Prado

Pérez Prado Orchestra

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Pops and Prado Review

by Tony Wilds

Pops and Prado is deceptive. At first glance it appears to be a regression to the "cha cha-fication" of gringo tunes. It is erratic for a Prado album, from the dull "Manhattan" to the highly infectious "Three Little Words" and "You're Driving Me Crazy!" But the use of two organs, or double the signature sound of the next phase of Prado, is significant and very effective. This is more fun than any of his previous attempts at safe commercialism. Sure, the tunes are quaint, but also there is "Heigh-Ho." (Let's go.)

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