David Carroll – Mexico and Eleven Other Great Hits

David Carroll - Mexico

If you are anything at all like me, you consider the Marty Cooper Clan’s recording of “Walk, Don’t Run” to be one of modern mankind’s greatest achievements. If that’s the case, you should also enjoy David Carroll’s “Mexico and Eleven Other Great Hits.” Pitched on the back cover as a cash in on the Nashville Brass bandwagon (recorded in Nashville and “will mark your introduction to the new ‘sound’ craze currently sweeping the country”), this album is really much, much more than that. In these dozen short tracks, the varied arrangements feature electric and acoustic guitars, groovy background vocals, and even manage to throw in an occasional Hammond organ, as we swerve from Ventures style surf into Boots Randolph territory all under the guise of Latin standards like Tequila and Vaya Con Dios. Another wonderful rescue from the Goodwill outlet, purchased by the pound, but the vinyl’s in very good shape. Presented in glorious mono.

I challenge anyone to find a more swinging version of Perfidia:

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CarrollMexico.zip (37MB)

Side One:
La Golondrina
Vaya Con Dios
El Rancho Grande

Side Two:
Mexican Joe
Mexican Hat Twist

  1. ciro’s avatar

    grande album,che ricorda un ballo con una splendita ragazza di nome RITA.UN SALURO DALL’italia

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  3. Doug Nabors’s avatar

    Gracias, I have been a David Carroll fan for a long tie and never heard of this one. Arriba!

  4. KLinNYC’s avatar

    I’ll try this one.
    I’m not a big fan of his (his arrangements are too wimpy for me), but the sample sounds OK.

    Hope your move finally happened and went well.
    Things have gotten better over here, now.

  5. Doc Noc’s avatar

    Wow! Can’t wait to hear! Thanks for all the wild post!

  6. Madison’s avatar

    Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back and we’ll talk about it.



  7. Thrift Store DJ’s avatar

    Madison, the e-mail can be found on the “About” page on the site.

  8. Juan Francisco López’s avatar

    Gracias por el disco. Lo tengo en cassette, pero lo presté y me lo devolvieron con muchísimo ruido y, tengo aproximadamente 35 años de no escucharlo limpio y claro como ahora.


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