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Rice & Beans Orchestra

LP (Item 25135) Dash/TK, 1976 — Condition: Used
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4.60 11

A great mix of symphonic disco and Latin hustle – one of the more compelling moments from The Rice & Beans Orchestra, served up with some tight arrangements by Hector Garrido! There's a nice blend of New York and Miami modes going on here – and the proceedings are largely instrumental, with some standout instrumental solos amidst the larger orchestrations – augmented by enough conga work to make things kick nicely on the best numbers! Titles include "Vereda Tropical", "Blue Danube Hustle", "Our Love Concerto", "Symphonic Salsa", "Catano Ferry", "Rice & Beans Theme", and "Disco Dancing".  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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