• 50 GUITARS OF TOMMY GARRETT - South of the Border

'Tommy Garrett' was the real name of Liberty Records' whizz-kid record producer Snuff Garrett, the man behind the Pop success of singers like Bobby Vee, Johnny Burnette, Gene McDaniels, Buddy Knox, Jan & Dean, The Crickets, Vicky Carr, The Johnny Mann Singers, and many more.

The '50 Guitars' project was Garrett's entrée to the lucrative US MOR albums' market, conceived as a cross between The Ventures and the Ray Conniff Singers, but with an appeal to younger, R&R record buyers.

His 'guitar orchestra' featured the cream of America's session guitarists, including Barney Kessel, Tommy Tedesco, Bill Pitman, Laurindo Almeida, Bob Bain, Howard Roberts, Tiny Timbrell, José Barroso, Al Viola, René Hall, Milt Norman, George Smith, Tony Rizzi, etc.

The first LP in the series, 'Go South Of The Border', featuring a dozen well-known Latin songs arranged to evince a strong Mexican feel, was released in the Summer of 1961 and made the US LP charts.

The similarly-styled follow-up volume 'Go South Of The Border Vol.II' was released the following year.

Track Listing

1. GUADALAJARA
2. COME CLOSER TO ME
3. FRENESI
4. BE MINE TONIGHT
5. ADIOS
6. LA VIRGEN DE LA MACARENA
7. BESAME MUCHO
8. YOU BELONG TO MY HEART
9. LA BAMBA
10. PERFIDIA
11. SOUTH OF THE BORDER
12. GRANADA
13. EL RANCHO GRANDE
14. MEXICALI ROSE
15. CIELITO LINDO
16. FANTASIA MEXICANA
17. MAGIC IS THE MOONLIGHT
18. MALAGUENA
19. MEXICAN HAT DANCE
20. AMOR, AMOR
21. ESTRELLITA
22. GREEN EYES
23. LA PALOMA
24. VAYA CON DIOS

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 09/10/2015
UPC Bar Code No 604988091229

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