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Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra (1946)

 -  Short | Music  -  12 October 1946 (USA)
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After a career in his native Cuba as a singing orchestra leader, and a few film roles in the USA as both, this Melody Master short has him once again as a singing orchestra leader. This ... See full summary »

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After a career in his native Cuba as a singing orchestra leader, and a few film roles in the USA as both, this Melody Master short has him once again as a singing orchestra leader. This not-new orchestra-leader gig opens with "Pin Marin" and concludes with "Babalu", with Arnaz singing and playing the tom-toms. Band vocalist Amanda Lee slips in-between and sings "Easy Street." Written by Anonymous

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12 October 1946 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters: Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra  »

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Featured in Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) See more »

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Tabu (Tabú)
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Written by Margarita Lecuona
Performed by Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra
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Desi before Lucy...
12 January 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

DESI ARNAZ shows lots of energetic Latin rhythm in his band leading chores, beating those drums and singing songs like "Babalu" and "Guadalajara" or letting his female singer do a nice version of "Easy Street." If you like the pulsating Cuban style music his band performs, with considerable zest, you'll enjoy this short.

No plot, just Desi and his orchestra which was formed shortly after WWII and before he discovered a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow in the form of Lucille Ball.

Enjoyable short passes the time pleasantly. Arnaz exhibits musical talent and the music is a pleasure to listen to, but you can't help thinking of what lay ahead for this entertainer in the early fifties when he became Lucy's partner in an historic television series.


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