The Best of the Mambo, Vol. 1 [RCA International]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
It's a tough task to live up to the title, but this RCA collection spans the handful of artists who meant most to the mambo during the '50s: Pérez Prado, Beny Moré, Tito Puente, Machito, Tito Rodriguez, and Noro Morales. The track listing is stellar as well, gathering Prado's "Mambo No. 5" and "The Peanut Vendor," Moré's "Babarabatiri" and "Que Bueno Baila Usted," Morales' "Maracaibo," Machito's "Zambia," and Puente's "Hong Kong Mambo." Collecting 14 tracks is a greater accomplishment than most other Latin compilations, and The Best of the Mambo, Vol. 1 is quite a cheap purchase as well. If you're looking for a short, sharp collection of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
It's a tough task to live up to the title, but this RCA collection spans the handful of artists who meant most to the mambo during the '50s: Pérez Prado, Beny Moré, Tito Puente, Machito, Tito Rodriguez, and Noro Morales. The track listing is stellar as well, gathering Prado's "Mambo No. 5" and "The Peanut Vendor," Moré's "Babarabatiri" and "Que Bueno Baila Usted," Morales' "Maracaibo," Machito's "Zambia," and Puente's "Hong Kong Mambo." Collecting 14 tracks is a greater accomplishment than most other Latin compilations, and The Best of the Mambo, Vol. 1 is quite a cheap purchase as well. If you're looking for a short, sharp collection of high-energy mambo, this is it, bar none.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 828766461725
  • Catalog Number: 15187

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Zambia - Machito (3:09)
  2. 2 Mambo No. 5 - Pérez Prado (2:48)
  3. 3 Take the "A" Train - Tito Puente (2:07)
  4. 4 Babarabatiri - Pérez Prado (2:30)
  5. 5 Claves for Mambo - Tito Rodriguez (2:32)
  6. 6 Mambo Jambo - Pérez Prado (3:09)
  7. 7 Bonito y Sabroso - Rafael De Paz (2:55)
  8. 8 Cao Cao Mani Picao - Vicentico Valdés (3:00)
  9. 9 Maraibo - Noro Morales (2:59)
  10. 10 Mango Mangue - Aldemaro Romero (2:36)
  11. 11 The Peanut Vendor - Pérez Prado (3:00)
  12. 12 Hong Kong Mambo - Tito Puente (3:47)
  13. 13 Que Bueno Baila Usted - Beny Moré (3:15)
  14. 14 Sabroso Mambo - Tito Rodriguez (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Noro Morales Piano, Soloist
Beny Moré Vocals
Tito Puente Xylophone, Soloist
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Lenny Hambro Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Dave Kurtzer Baritone Saxophone, Soloist
El Negro Vivar Trumpet, Soloist
Generoso "El Tojo" Jiménez Trombone, Soloist
Joe Carioca Guitar
Miguel de Gonzalo Vocals
Arturo Azenzer Piano, Soloist
Technical Credits
Noro Morales Arranger, Composer
Beny Moré Composer
Tito Puente Arranger, Composer
Tito Rodriguez Composer
Pérez Prado Arranger, Composer
Mario Bauzá Musical Director
René Hernández Arranger
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Domingo G. Echevarria Liner Notes, Concept
Moisés Simóns Composer
Eddie Eddings Tape Vault Research
Generoso "El Tojo" Jiménez Arranger
Bruce Hailstalk Tape Vault Research
Alvaro Farfan Concept
Antar Daly Composer
José Carbó Menéndez Composer
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