LISTEN to Big Band radio HERE via collectors recordings, electrical transcriptions and broadcasts via hotel ballrooms and other network radio remote locations from the 1930's and '40's...
Xavier Cugat (1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Catalan-American bandleader who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a key personality in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. He was also a cartoonist and a successful businessman. In New York, his was the resident orchestra at the Waldorf-Astoria before and after World War II.