Perez Prado

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Damaso Pérez Prado, 11 December 1916, Mantanzas, Cuba, d. 14 September 1989, Mexico City, Mexico. Prado played organ and piano in cinemas and clubs before becoming an arranger for mambo-style local bands in 1942. He formed his own unit in 1948 in Mexico when the mambo beat was becoming very popular. Prado was ‘King of the Mambo’ in Latin America with his scorching brass and persuasive percussion, exemplified in his 1950 recording of ‘Mambo Jambo’. He had some modest... Read more

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mambo
latin
cuban
instrumental
jazz
cuba
50s
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