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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Carmen D'Oro - I Aim To Please

Carmen D'Oro & Los Dorados
I Aim To Please (Deseo Complacer)
Qui Records

From the back cover: Carmen credits her first success to the Rhumba King himself, Xavier Cugat, who picked her from 150 girls. Carmen worked and learned show business with Cugat, and leaving the band she was starred in one of the many shows produced by Monte Proser. It was Monte who changed her name to CARNEN D'ORO (gold Carmen).

In recent years CARMEN has played such lounges as The Sands, The Stardust and The Sahara in Las Vegas, as well as Harvey's and Cal Neva at Lake Tahoe and many times back in all the major hotels in Puerto Rico.

Even as this album is being pressed, CARMEN and her group are entertaining our troops in Viet Nam for the fourth time.


  1. I was the Escort Officer for her show in Vietnam in 1969; good show; really nice lady.

  2. I was the Escort Officer for her USO show in Vietnam in 1969. The Dorados were missing their drummer for that tour so a GI substituted; it was all very well received; Carmen was a good performer and a nice lady.

  3. My Father played with Carmen he was the bass player and back up singer. This is one of my favorite albums!