Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Samba, Rhumba, Cha Cha Cha (1034)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of feet and dance steps. Text reads Episode 1034 Samba Rhumba Cha Cha Cha

During the hi-fi era, the mambo and the bossa nova ruled but there were other Latin styles that also made the scene. This time on the show, we look at the samba, rhumba, and the cha-cha-cha. We’ll get a sampling of some of the fun and sometimes strange records that came out highlighting these musical styles. We’ll hear from Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Xavier Cugat, Art Mooney, and many more.


Title Artist Album
Quiet Village (Cha-Cha-Cha) Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra New Sounds
Miami Beach Rhumba Terry Snyder & the All Stars Persuasive Percussion Volume 2
Caramba! It's the Samba Peggy Lee The Capitol Collectors Series (Volume 1, The Early Years)
Bread, Love And Cha-Cha-Cha Xavier Cugat Bread, Love And Cha, Cha, Cha
Cha Cha Cha d' Amour Dean Martin Cha Cha De Amor
Cha Cha in Alaska Don Swan Latino
Swingin' The Samba Rolley Polley Mad Drums
Chiquito Ruben Calzado Chiquito
Yodel Cha Cha Trio Shmeed Trio Shmeed
Cha Cha in Outer Space Sun Ra Exotica
Choo Choo Cha Cha Rinky Dinks Cha-Cha De Amor
77 Sunset Strip Cha Cha Warren Barker 77 Sunset Strip (Music From This Year's Most Popular New TV Show)
Moon River Cha Cha Henry Mancini Breakfast At Tiffany's (Music From The Motion Picture Score)
Tea For Two Cha-Cha The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Starring Warren Covington Tea For Two Cha Chas
Who's Sorry Now Art Mooney Cha-Cha-Cha With Art Mooney
Swinging Conga Los Albinos Latin Party
The Minute Samba Percy Faith The Music Of Brazil!
Green Eyes Cha Cha Enoch Light and the Light Brigade Pertinent Percussion Cha Cha's
Rumbanita Roger Roger Chappell Recorded Music