RELEASE
March 08, 2005
LABEL
Dutton Vocalion
GENRES
Easy Listening, Show Tunes, Orchestral Pop, Instrumental Pop, Cast Recordings, Lounge, Easy Pop

Album Review

Britain-born Stanley Black came up during the 1930s as an arranger and jazz pianist; he later composed quite a number of film scores and put out scads of theme albums that were reissued during the first years of the new millennium by Dutton Vocalion. Stanley Black Plays for Latin Lovers is similar to his ultra-cool lounge album Friml & Romberg in Cuban Moonlight. Unfortunately, on the album Girls Girls Girls Black felt it necessary to back his piano, celeste, guitar and well-heeled trombones with a sugary string section, as if medleys composed of songs with female names in the titles necessitated oozing violins. The effect, which suggests badly combined prescription meds, is exacerbated by the album cover art, a collage of dolled-up disembodied female heads all pouting, grimacing, glaring, grinning and smirking like escapees from an all-night festival of B-movies.
arwulf arwulf, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Sweet and Gentlehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Be Mine Tonighthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Serenatahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Blue Starhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Baiahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Tenderlyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Bern Te Vi Atrevidohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. The Peanut Vendorhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. A Lovely Way to Spend an Eveninghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Againhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Out of Nowherehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. I Happened in Montereyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Delicadohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Medley: Lily of Laguna/Dolores/Pretty Polly Perkins/Stella by Starlighthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Medley: Mary's Grand Old Name/My Friend Elizabeth/Jeannie with the Lighhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Medley: Alice Blue Gown/Sally in Our Alley/Louise/Nelly Kelly I Love Yohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Medley: The Story of Tina/Oh Suzanna/Mona Lisa/Young Molly/Dinahhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Medley: Annie Laurie/Fare Thee Well, Annabelle/Patricia/Harriet/Peg o'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Medley: Rose of Washington Square/Barbara Allen/Can't You Hear Me Callihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plays-for-latin-lovers/id786602879?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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