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Fabulous Ballroom Collection
The Arthur Murray Orchestra
Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Samba, Merengue, Swing


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Ballroom Dance Music
50's Orchestra Style
Good Practice CD

1950's era compilation of instrumentals and vocals from the famed Arthur Murray franchise. Much of the music is dated but still danceable with some excellent tunes among the so-so's. The rumbas are a bit fast and often sound more like cha cha's. The swings are poor songs but the tempos are fine. The cha cha's and tangos are all ok to excellent.



Foxtrot - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (dated vocal), Deep Purple (dated vocal), You're a Heavenly Thing (dated vocal)

Waltz - It's a Big Wide Wonderful World (dated vocal plus a bit fast)

Tango - Red Petticoats*, Ole Guapa, Midnight Tango, Uno (vocal)

Swing - You're a Heavenly Thing (ec,dated vocal), When My Dreamboat Comes Home (ec,just awful vocal)

Cha Cha - Lisbon Antigua (dated vocal), When We Do the Cha Cha Cha (dated vocal but funny), Rumba Fantasy, Dansero, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossum White* (vocal), Sway (vocal, incorrectly listed as a mambo)

Rumba - Rumba Fantasy, Dansero, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossum White (vocal)

Mambo - Tequila, The Speak Up Mambo, Chivirico

Samba - El Baich, La La Colette (too fast), Anna (dated vocal), Bandolera

Merenque - Bandolera (poor), Vem-Vem, The Fence (poor)






An asterisk * denotes an exceptionally good song
Swing Abbreviations
ec - east coast triple step. ss - east coast single step. wc - west coast swing. jv - jive

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