• Ethel SMITH - The First Lady Of The Hammond Organ Plays Tico Tico & Other Great Original Recordings

Ethel Smith took immediately to the complicated Hammond electric organ when it was first introduced in the 1930s, and made full use of the wonderful sounds which could be coaxed from it. Always a fan of Latin-American rhythms, she discovered a tune whilst working at the famous Copacabana in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro and in her hands that tune, "Tico Tico", became an international hit in 1944. She appeared in several films and during the 1950s established herself as an album recording artist. Her work has been sadly neglected for many years but this generous Two-CDs-for-the-Price-of-one, 44 track CD will revive memories of her consummate skill. Note that "Monkey On A String" became a particular favourite to more than one generation of young Americans because of its use as the theme song for a children's’ TV show from Chicago, "Garfield Goose And Friends", which ran from 1952 to 1976

Track Listing

Disc One
1. TICO TICO
2. LEMON MERENGUE
3. FIDDLE-FADDLE
4. BLAME IT ON THE SAMBA
5. DELICADO
6. KITTEN ON THE KEYS
7. LIMEHOUSE BLUES
8. THE BREEZE AND I
9. DIZZY FINGERS
10. MADEMOISELLE DE PARIS
11. POINCIANA
12. THE SYNCOPATED CLOCK
13. THE TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC
14. THE TUBBY THE TUBA SONG
15. MAMBO JAMBO
16. MONKEY ON A STRING
17. PARADE OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS
18. ST. LOUIS BLUES
19. TENNESSEE WALTZ
20. FASCINATION
21. BY THE WATERS OF MINNETONKA
22. LIZA

Disc Two
1. CASI CASI
2. THE SAMBA POLKA
3. THE GREEN COCKATOO
4. MOCKIN' BIRD HILL
5. ANNIVERSARY SONG
6. CUBAN CUTIE
7. DANCIN' WITH SOMEONE
8. DOMINO
9. JAZZ ME BLUES
10. SUMMERTIME IS SUMMERTIME
11. TIC-TOC RHUMBA
12. SINCOPADO
13. THREE CORNERED TUNE
14. CATANA
15. BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES
16. LA BAMBA DE VERA CRUZ
17. THE LOVELIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR
18. BEAUTIFUL WISCONSIN
19. SHENANDOAH WALTZ
20. LONGING FOR YOU
21. CHARMAINE
22. LARGO ("Ombra Mai Fu")

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 01/10/2002
UPC Bar Code No 604988040425

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Ethel SMITH - The First Lady Of The Hammond Organ Plays Tico Tico & Other Great Original Recordings

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