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 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   afn   (Member)

I know this Latin orchestra song but for the life of me I can't remember the title. Can anybody help with title and/or orchestra?

After trying songs of Ros and Cugat on amazon it's driving me mad...

Thanks in advance!

 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Is this all there is?

It sounds to me like just an extended set of variations on a middle eight, with the actual 'A' melody missing from that clip. A lot of 'samples' on sales sites do exactly that, which is infuriating.

I think I know the main melody (if it IS the main melody), but can't put a name to it. I'm sure there are lyrics, try Carmen Miranda.

P.S. If this is what I think it is, the main A theme starts with, 'D-D-D-D#-D, D-D-D-D#-D ...etc.' in quick staccato, and it's based on a famous classical piece totally transformed that starts the same way. It's very famous, but this bit isn't, it's just the extension.

 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   afn   (Member)

This is the full song now. The usual suspects are I guess Edmundo Ros, Xavier Cugat and (maybe?) Percy Faith. Any suggestions? Por favor?

 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Sorry, I've led you up a gum-free. It seems this IS the main 'A' theme. I think I've heard it played with another tune as a middle 8.

So I'm just wrong. Then again, it's so like the tune I'm thinking on that it could be generic.

 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   afn   (Member)

It's definitely not "generic", whatever that means.

I found it while going through my old cassettes, recorded from radio in the early 80s, and its "neighbors" before and after are Mambo No. 5 (Prado), Always in my heart (Cugat), In a little Spanish town (Prado), What a difference a day made (Ros), Mambo Jambo and Brazil. So it must be a well-known "South American" tune of the 50s/60s...

 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

It is a samba. It is likely Edmundo Ros or Cugat. I may be able to tell you definitively soon. It is not a well-known tune, however, believe me. I've mainlined this stuff for decades.

 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   afn   (Member)

I finally found it! It's called "Apanhei-te Cavaquinho", a classic Brazilian tune from 1916 in the Choro style, performed by countless artists. The version I was looking for is from Edmundo Ros (from the LP: This Is My World, LONDON PHASE 4, 1972). In better quality here:

More info on the song:

Thank you for your interest and time!

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