Xavier Cugat French Sheet Music 1944 Signed Autograph "Let Me Love You Tonight"
"Let Me Love You Tonight"-1944-9 1/2" X 12"-France-Robbins Music-sheet music. This vintage sheet music is an import from France as writing and lyrics on the sheet music are both in English and French. The sheet music features a song by Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra and he is featured on the front cover in an original photo.Francesc d'Asís Xavier Cugat Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu (1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Catalan-Cuban bandleader whom many consider to have had more to do with the infusion of Latin music into United States popular music than any other musician. Perez Prado followed in Cugat's footsteps.
On 6 July 1915, Cugat and his family arrived in New York as immigrant passengers on board the S.S. Havana. Entering the world of show business, he played with a band called “The Gigolos” during the tango craze. Later, he went to work for the Los Angeles Times as a cartoonist. Cugat's caricatures were later nationally syndicated.
In the late 1920s, as sound began to be used in films, he put together another tango band that had some success in early short musical films. By the early 1930s, he began appearing with his group in feature films. Cugat took his band to New York to open the new Waldorf Astoria Hotel and it became the hotel's resident group.
He shuttled between New York and Los Angeles for most of the next thirty years, alternating hotel and radio dates with movie appearances in films such as Week-End at the Waldorf (1945).
In 1940, he recorded the song Perfidia with singer Miguelito Valdés which became a big hit. Cugat followed trends closely, making records for the conga, the mambo, the cha-cha-cha, and the twist when each was in fashion. His first marriage was to Rita Montaner; his second to Carmen Castillo (1929 – 1946); his third to Lorraine Allen (1947 – 28 April 1952); and his fourth to singer Abbe Lane in 1952. He and Lane performed together until their divorce in 1963. He married salsa dancer Charo on 7 August 1966; the two were the first couple to marry in the newly opened Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip.
The sheet music has been autographed on the front cover by Xavier Cugat in blue fountian pen...................BOTH SHEET MUSIC AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN NICE CONDITION FOR THEIR AGE......................