It features Fay Roberts of Orquesta Charangoa.
We discuss Richard Egües, Charanga, the Los Angeles music scene, Lady Gaga, and of course the new record.
Here is an excerpt:
Jon: I’m curious, because I’ve listened to it, I’ve played it actually for my wife, the Lady Gaga tune and she was shocked about how it turned out. Why did you pick that? Was that, kind of, a fun think or making a statement?
Fay: I wanted to pick an American pop tune that could translate into a Cha-cha-cha. When I heard that tune I was, “You know what, the tempo’s great”. I liked the energy of the song. I’m not a huge Lady Gaga fan, but, I thought the song would translate well into Cha-cha-cha and I wanted to have something on the CD in English. And a lot of people say that, like, “Oh, the song…” and then it takes a big left turn and it really changes… We had a lot of fun with that.
Jon: I can imagine, it is, kind of, a left turn, but it’s cool because it’s, like you say, you call it a bonus track. But even though it’s on the CD, but, I think it could, you know, everybody thinks of Rock and Cha-cha-cha, they think Carlos Santana or, you know, those old, 60’s bands that played that. But, this is so different, I really think people would get a kick out of listening to it and if they don’t buy the whole CD, at least buy some tracks off of it.
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