We remember Perez Prado. ‘Last Mambo In Prado’

This day (September 14, 1989), in Mexico City, Mexico, died Damasa Perez Prado, Cuban bandleader often referred to as the ‘King of the Mambo’.

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This day (September 14, 1989), in Mexico City, Mexico, died Damasa Perez Prado, Cuban bandleader often referred to as the 'King of the Mambo'.Digest Tracklist : Mambo N° 8 . Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White . Guaglione . Piano Solo . Mambo # 5 . Politecnico . Patricia/El Ruletero . w/ Amalia Agui

Digest Tracklist :

Mambo N° 8 . Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White . Guaglione . Piano Solo . Mambo # 5 . Politecnico . Patricia/El Ruletero . w/ Amalia Aguilar – Sabrosura . Voodoo Suite . Mambo Rock .

Tracklist :

Patricia . Mambo No. 5 . Guaglione . Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White . Zelda’s Theme . Que Rico El Mambo . Mambo No. 8 . The Peanut Vendor . Mambo Jambo . Caballo Negro .

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Wikipedia : This day (September 14, 1989), in Mexico City, Mexico, died Damasa Perez Prado, Cuban bandleader often referred to as the ‘King of the Mambo’.

Pérez Prado and Mambomania : Dubbed The Mambo King, he reigned supreme as one of the most influential pop orchestra leaders of the early 1950s. As the mambo rhythm spread across the continents, a society emerged from the dark years of World War II to shed it’s inhibitions and embrace the frenzy of this Afro-Cuban beat.

@S p a c e A g e P o p M u s i c : Prado’s brother, Panteleon Perez Prado, who moved to Europe in 1956, also ran a mambo band and was so infuriated with his younger brother’s success that he even tried to sue in court to be declared as the superior bandleader.

@last.fm : Prado’s mambo was filled with piercing high-register trumpets, undulating saxophone counterpoint, atmospheric organ (later on), and harmonic ideas borrowed from jaz

@Discogs : In 1950 arranger Sonny Burke heard Que rico el mambo while on vacation in Mexico and recorded it back in the United States as Mambo Jambo. The single was a hit, which caused Prado to launch a US tour. His appearances in 1951 were sell-outs and he began recording US releases for RCA Victor

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