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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.

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Discography

Cherry Pink And Apple...
Agorafobia Tapes
2001
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Perez Prado Vol. 2
Agorafobia Tapes
1997
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Perez Prado Vol. 1
Agorafobia Tapes
1997
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The Masters
Agorafobia Tapes
1997
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King Of Mambo
Agorafobia Tapes
1995
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World's Mambo
Agorafobia Tapes
1991
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