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I just ordered this CD off of Ebay and I LOVE it! Has most of his memorable classics, like "Babalu," "Guadalajara," "Cuban Pete," "The Matador," "Similau," (aka the "African Wedding Dance) "Carnival in Rio" - which features LUCY and one of my absolute favorites, "Without You" which can be heard on the "Lucy/Desi a Home Movie." At first, I wasn't wild about "Carnival in Rio" but listening to it again, I like it, especially Lucy's part. She goes

 

"Peter Piper picked a pack of pick-led peppers, a pack of pickled peppers, Peter Piper picked. Did Peter Piper pick a pack of pickled peppers, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick" (or something to that effect.) I think they sped up her voice a bit because it sounds too chipmunk-y.

 

I love hearing this CD because it was recorded in 1946-1947, before the I Love Lucy days.

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At first, I wasn't wild about "Carnival in Rio" but listening to it again, I like it, especially Lucy's part. She goes

 

"Peter Piper picked a pack of pick-led peppers, a pack of pickled peppers, Peter Piper picked. Did Peter Piper pick a pack of pickled peppers, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick" (or something to that effect.) I think they sped up her voice a bit because it sounds too chipmunk-y.

 

Yeah that part of the song always makes me laugh!

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Im going to have to get it out the boxes when they arrive and give it another spin, especially like Lucy's bit :-)

 

 

It was released in 2000 . . . did most of you buy it back then? I mainly wanted it for the "I'm Lost without you" featuring Amanda Lane, which is so beautiful, and another favorite is "Mi Vida" featuring Jane Harvey. I look forward to sunny summer days when I can take long drives out through the country just floating with this beautiful music and leaving all my troubles behind.

 

I wish SOME stores would've still carried it but noooooooo. But hey at least I got it for less than 10 dollars and it arrived in 2 days!

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It was released in 2000 . . . did most of you buy it back then? I mainly wanted it for the "I'm Lost without you" featuring Amanda Lane, which is so beautiful, and another favorite is "Mi Vida" featuring Jane Harvey. I look forward to sunny summer days when I can take long drives out through the country just floating with this beautiful music and leaving all my troubles behind.

 

I wish SOME stores would've still carried it but noooooooo. But hey at least I got it for less than 10 dollars and it arrived in 2 days!

 

Not sure, it was after then but before 2004 I think.... Havent listened to it since back then!

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