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Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of....)


ooch

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This song was a smash hit and is a really fun dance song, just like it's predecessor over FIFTY years ago.

Bega's song heavily samples its famous mambo/jazz parent tune of the same name which was composed in the late 1940's and released on the RCA label by Cuban band leader, Pérez Prado, aka The King of Mambo.

Prado was one of the innovators of meshing Latin rhythms with jazz and big band.

Eat your heart out, Ricky Ricardo!

I've got lots of Prado's music in my collection, and I've got Lou Bega's brilliant album, too.

 

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