Xavier Cugat

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Xavier Cugat (English:; Catalan: [ʃəβiˈe kuˈɣat]; 1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Spanish-American bandleader and native of Spain who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a leading figure in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. He was also a cartoonist. In New York, he was the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf-Astoria before and after World War II. The personal papers of Xavier Cugat are preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1956 Merengue by Cugat 1
1958 Cugat Cavalcade 1
1958 The King Plays Some Aces 1
1959 Cugat in Spain 1
1960 The Latin Rhythms of Xavier Cugat 1
1972 The Brazilian Sound Of 1
1992 Cuban Mambo 2
1992 Me Gusta la Conga 1
1992 Xavier Cugat y Orquesta 1
1995 16 Most Requested Songs 1
2000 Bread, Love and Cha-Cha-Cha / Cugat Cavalgade 1
2001 The Breeze and I 1
2005 Cugi's Cocktails 1
Rumba Rumbero 1
The Latin Soul of Xavier Cugat 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 My Shawl 1
1994 The Best of Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra 1
1999 Cocktail Hour 1
1999 Music to Watch Girls By 1
2000 The Greatest RCA Sides of Xavier Cugat 1
2000 Weekend in Havana 1
2002 The Original Latin Dance King 1
Besame mucho 1
Best of Xavier Cugat 1
Golden Classics 1
The Hit Sound of Xavier Cugat 1
Viva Cugat! (Compilation) 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
Xavier Cugat 1
Xavier Cugat with Dinah Shore 1

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