Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat


Latest Release

Invitación Al Mambo Y Cha-Cha-Cha album art
  • Invitación Al Mambo Y Cha-Cha-Cha
  • September 2023
  • 12 Songs

Top Songs

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Cuba Libre (Gurarcha)
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Cugi's Cocktail (Hully Gully Cha Cha)
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Perfidia [Aka 'Tonight']
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Rum & Coca Cola (Mambo)
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One Mint Julep (Cha-Cha Twist)


  • Perfidia / Frenesi / Bésame Mucho

    Jul 2023 • 1 song

  • Xavier Cugat Today

    Feb 2023 • 9 songs

  • Xavier Cugat Continental Hits

    Feb 2023 • 14 songs

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Xavier Cugat


Remembered for his highly commercial approach to pop music, Xavier Cugat (born Francisco de Asis Javier Cugat Mingall de Cru y Deulofeo) made an even greater mark as one of the pioneers of Latin American dance music. During his eight-decade-long career, Cugat helped to popularize the tango, the cha-cha, the mambo, and the rhumba. His hits included "El Manicero" in the 1930s, "Perfidia" in 1940, and the original recording of "Babalu" in 1944. Members of Cugat's band included Desi Arnaz, Miguelito Valdés, Tito Rodriguez, Luis del Campo, Yma Sumac, and his third wife (of four), A...
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