Xavier Cugat had another love besides his music and wife. He carried a CHIHUAHUA in his coat pocket whenever he was on stage and mesmerised the audience with his artistry and showmanship. His orchestra was astounding.
The above record cover was with the Tito Puente Orchestra but she was with Xavier Cugat from 1952 to 1964.
Cugat was another influence for Singapore music in the 60s when smaller local combos played Latin music in the lounges and bars across the island.