Amazon.com Widgets

Perez Prado

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: December 11, 1916 | Died: 1989    

Perez Prado

“The Mambo King”

The word mambo comes from the nañigo dialect spoken in Cuba. It probably has no real meaning, but occurs in the phrase “abrecuto y guiri mambo” (”open your eyes and listen”) used to open Cuban song contests. In the Bantu language of West Africa, mambo means “conversation with the gods” and in nearby Haiti, a Mambo is a voodoo priestess.

The mambo as we know it today is actually a rhythm whose tempo may be slow or fast, and almost any standard tune can be set to its tempo. The saxophone usually sets the rhythm pattern and the brass carries the melody....
read more

Source: James Nadal

  • BUY

    Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

    Agorafobia Tapes
    2001
  • BUY

    Perez Prado Vol. 2

    Agorafobia Tapes
    1997
  • BUY

    Perez Prado Vol. 1

    Agorafobia Tapes
    1997
  • BUY

    The Masters

    Agorafobia Tapes
    1997
  • BUY

    King Of Mambo

    Agorafobia Tapes
    1995
  • BUY

    World's Mambo

    Agorafobia Tapes
    1991
  • BUY

    El Rey Del Mambo - Los 24 Mejores Mambos

    Agorafobia Tapes
    1991
View More Albums

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Watch More Videos

Featured recording “Havana 3 a.m.”

Latest Release

Havana 3 a.m.

RCA Victor (1956)
Rank: 2,573 Views: 7,461
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mort Weiss

Mort Weiss

About | Enter

Rotem Sivan

Rotem Sivan

About | Enter

Michael Carvin

Michael Carvin

About | Enter

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

A musician was found with a matching name

Name:

Birthday:

Instrument:

Is this you?