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A Little Bit of Mambo

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In the wake of Ricky Martin's cross-cultural block party, "Livin' La Vida Loca," comes "Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit Of…" by crooner-rapper-lothario Lou Bega. Rooted in a sample of backside-bustlin' beats and fanfare horn hits courtesy of Cuban mambo ambassador Perez Prado, "No. 5" throws electro-funk, pop-hop bounce, and a whole lotta sweet-smellin' cheese into a frothing pot of sassy soul sauce. In that vein, the rest of Bega's full-length debut, A LITTLE BIT OF MAMBO, is a mix of dizzyingly lighthearted, summertime escapism -- from the fluffy doo-wop flavored "Baby Keep Smiling" to the hip-hop-tweaked Caribbean getaway "Icecream" to "Beauty on the TV-Screen," a lonely guy's...
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Barnes & Noble - Jon Dolan
In the wake of Ricky Martin's cross-cultural block party, "Livin' La Vida Loca," comes "Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit Of…" by crooner-rapper-lothario Lou Bega. Rooted in a sample of backside-bustlin' beats and fanfare horn hits courtesy of Cuban mambo ambassador Perez Prado, "No. 5" throws electro-funk, pop-hop bounce, and a whole lotta sweet-smellin' cheese into a frothing pot of sassy soul sauce. In that vein, the rest of Bega's full-length debut, A LITTLE BIT OF MAMBO, is a mix of dizzyingly lighthearted, summertime escapism -- from the fluffy doo-wop flavored "Baby Keep Smiling" to the hip-hop-tweaked Caribbean getaway "Icecream" to "Beauty on the TV-Screen," a lonely guy's lament that brilliantly bites the Tokens' 1961 classic "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Sure, Bega's blustery singing is pretty ham-fisted and his quasi-raps aren't likely to woo GZA's market share, but the karaoke abandon of his vocals do possess a certain charm, and any Beck or Cornershop fan who can't find the fun in this gloppily poppy, post-modern mix of Afro-Cuban, Latin-American, Afro-American, and Italian-American good vibes is in hipster denial.
All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Out of left field came German-born, Italian/Ugandan Lou Bega, scoring an international chart-topping single with his infectious "Mambo No. 5" -- the only thing that kept it from reaching the top of the U.S. charts was the fact that no American commercial single was ever issued. The rest of Bega's album, A Little Bit of Mambo, follows pretty much the same recipe as "Mambo No. 5." A couple of songs, including "1+1=2" and "I Got a Girl" are virtual rewrites of the aforementioned hit -- meaning that if one didn't enjoy "Mambo No. 5," then one would have a difficult time enjoying the rest of the album. Nonetheless, this breezy, feel-good disc is entirely intoxicating, incorporating Caribbean rhythms and instrumentals "The Most Expensive Girl in the World," "Icecream", mambo-meets-techno influences "Can I Tico Tico You", jazz and hip-hop "The Trumpet Part II", and old-time nostalgia "Baby Keep Smiling", to create one of 1999's most unusual and unique albums. Lou Bega's vocals are limited, to be sure, and the lyrics deal with little more than girls and partying and are too ridiculous to be taken seriously, yet his charisma and good-natured intentions are undeniable. None of the songs on this disc came close to matching the success of "Mambo No. 5." The second single, the hypnotic, brass-heavy "Tricky Tricky" failed to even ignite the U.S. Top 40, rendering Bega as more a novelty act than anything else. Nonetheless, this album is unique in the pantheon of 1990s pop music, and those who enjoyed his hit will likely enjoy the rest of this feel-good, summery concoction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2000
  • Label: Ariola Germany
  • UPC: 743217581121
  • Catalog Number: 175811

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lou Bega Primary Artist
Hans Bettinger Brass, Overdubs
Felice Civitareale Brass, Overdubs
Claus Reichstaller Brass, Overdubs
Kai Taschner Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Frank Lio Piano, Keyboards
Wolfgang VonWebenau Piano, Keyboards
Black II Black Brass, Overdubs
Goar Blessenkamp Guitar, Keyboards
Matthias Borst Guitar
Christofer Kochs Harmonica, Harp
Axel Kuhn Brass, Overdubs
Christian Pletschacher Percussion, Background Vocals, Vibes
Stefan Schrupp Organ, Hammond Organ
Lisa Cash Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Goar Biesenkamp Guitar, Keyboards
Wolfgang Webenau Piano, Keyboards
The Mellodations Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Pérez Prado Composer
Leon Zervos Mastering
Frank Lio Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Lou Bega Composer, Lyricist, Artwork
Goar Blessenkamp Producer, Executive Producer
Boragno Cover Design, Cover Art, Cover Photo
D. Fact Producer
Ronald Reinsberg Cover Art
Angelika M. Zwerenz Artwork, Fashion Stylist
Goar B Executive Producer
Z. Abreu Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    jessica

    Jessica is hot and sexy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my FAVORITE CD's

    The entire CD is Awesome. I listen to it when I work out. All the songs are upbeat. The lyrics are entertaining. It is the absolute Best CD for a cardio machine. Makes you want to get up and move.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay.. But what's with all the ladies??

    This CD has some great songs such as Tricky Tricky and Mambo #5 but really.. All he sings about is all the ladies he likes and how many girls he has... Yadda yadda yadda. It gets pretty annoying after a while.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lou Bega da' Bomb!!

    Lou Bega has good songs. Mambo No. 5, Tricky Tricky and I got a girl, are the best.I love this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A little Bit of Mambo

    I got this CD yesterday and I love it so much that I'm playing now on the computer! I think it's worth the moola! M y favorite song is I Gotta Girl. Lou's Cafe is also good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mombo Rules!

    Lou Bega, I love to listen to all your songs espeically Mombo #5 and I Got A Girl! You are cool!!! You are DABOMB!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mucho SABOR MAMBO NO. 5

    I LOVE THE WORDS OF THE SONG, WHEN THEY ARE DOING THE DANCE ROUTINE, THEY ARE DANCING WITH A LOT OF RHYTHM,ALOT OF TASTE(SABOR) WAS USED IN MAKING THIS SONG.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    how pathetic

    This is one of the worst groups that I have heard in a long time. By this time next year, noone will remember his name.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    very original!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    great inthusiasum! wonderful talent. I think if he did more songs like mambo then he'd be on the top three of the chart!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Go get a hobbie or something

    What kind of narrow mind would consider as womanizing the Mambo 5. The song does not say anything that Julio Iglesias could not say. So what if the guy likes many of his girlfriends. I bet you don't like your own appeareance too much either. Jealeous you're not Rita?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2009

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