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El Tattoo del Tigre
"El Tattoo del Tigre"
2001, Munich records, BMCD316

Songs (Click the -icons for some small realaudio-samples)
cover, sleeve1. El Ruletero
2. Mambo à la Savoy
3. Mambo à la Mariyn
4. The Bumblebee
5. Beerebee cum bee
6. Consternacion
7. Arrivederci Roma
8. Mambo of the Times
9. El Manisero (the peanut vendor)
10. Mambo n°8
11. Besame mucho
12. Malambo
13. Caballo Negro
14. The Crickets sing for Ana Maria

Songs & Lyrics:
Damaso Perez Prado, Walter Gil Fuller, Frank Machito Grillo, Rimsky-Korsakoff, A. Daly, Mario Bauza, Nick Jimenez, Moises Simon, Consuelo Velazquez, Moises Vivanco, Marcos Valle ...

- Kobe Proesmans (congas, bongos, timbales)
- Stoffel Verlackt (timbales, drums, guitar)
- Junior Mthombeni (bongos, congas)
- Tom Hautekiet (Percussion, vocals)
- Thomas de Prins (Piano)
- Carlo Mertens (trombone)
- Pieter Lamotte (bass trombone)
- Lode Mertens (trombone)
- Frederik Heiremans (trombone)
- Serge Plume (trumpet)
- Nico Schepers (trumpet)
- Guy Hennaut (trumpet)
- Olivier Botson (trumpet)
- Theo Mertens (trumpet)
- Hugo Boogaerts (tenor sax, flute)
- Tom Mahieu (tenor sax, flute)
- Sara Meyer (alto sax)
- Benjamin Boutreur (alto sax)
- Marc De Maeseneer (baritone sax)
- Steven Van Gool (upright bass)
- Bart Voet (vocals, guitar)
- Esmé Bos (vocals)
- Tine Embrechts (vocals)
- Nele Bauwens (vocals)
- Peter Embrechts (vocals)
- Koen de Graeve (vocals)
- Adriaan van den Hoof, Peter Van den Begin, Zulma Echavarria, Marlielis Gomez Bisset, Kristof Roseeuw, (masters of ceremonies, dancers ...)

Produced by El Tattoo del Tigre
Recorded in Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

Artwork : Tom Hautekiet
Photo's : Bache Jespers

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This album in the press :

- Kaat Mendonck voor Uptomusic : "... Licht spottend met verschillende stijlen als surfrock, jaren '50-musicals en mambo's blijft alles subtiel en waagt men zich niet aan overacting, ook niet op het podium. Toch hier en daar opvallende uitschuivers die de ware identiteit van de band verraden, zoals de zangeres in het nummer 'Malambo' en de melodie van 'The Bumblebee'. Het niveau van de muzikanten maakt het geheel zeer zeker luisterbaar. Kortom, gezellige, dansbare muziek doorweven met humor ..."
- gtb en md in Rif-Raf (ned. editie) : "Het repertoire varieert van mambo on speed tot rechtstreekse verwijzingen naar de technicolor wereld van Carmen Miranda, de Busby Berkley-musicals en de Italiaanse retro-glamour van Dean Martin. De perfecte soundtrack voor dansers van 7 tot 77. Kitsch tot kunst verheven ... El Tattoo del Tigre is duidelijk een big band om in het oor te houden. Alleen spijtig dat de meeste nummers zo kort zijn."
- sc in Rif-Raf (ed. fr.) : "Après Mambo Chillum, The Whodads et quelques autres garage-bands flamands s'étaient mis aux rythmes tropicaux, voici que sort ce qui s'apparante à la Rolls du genre régionalisé. Tattoo del Tigre est en effet un projet imposant ... un disque joyeuxet dansant, peut-être un peu trop propre sur lui, mais à l'enthousiasme communicatif ..."

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