Saturday, August 29, 2020

Mambo No. 5: Take Three

1. This song was originally done in 1952 by the Cuban-Mexican bandleader Perez Prado, who was known as the 'King of the Mambo.'

Perez Prado
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2. Perez Prado's version was instrumental and in 1999 German pop musician Lou Bega added lyrics to it.

Lou Bega

3. Prado recorded numerous mambos and when he ran out of inspiration, he would simply number them, and "Mambo No 5" was one of a series of 8.

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