Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 2: Mambo Fever

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
When Latin bandleaders popularized mambo in the early 1950s, this set many pop and big band acts scrambling to get in on the action. Mambo Fever, part two of Capitol's Ultra-Lounge series, takes 18 such examples from the vaults, spanning the mid-'50s to the early '60s. Yma Sumac an exotica singer, not a bandleader and Billy May are the only readily recognizable names on this compilation, which is akin to hearing competent, somewhat Whited-out derivations of Perez Prado. There are odd touches like Sumac's high-frequency warbles, John Buzon's roller-rink organ runs, and the sheer silliness of Chuy Reyes' "Oink, Oink Mambo." But the results are oddly similar, on one ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
When Latin bandleaders popularized mambo in the early 1950s, this set many pop and big band acts scrambling to get in on the action. Mambo Fever, part two of Capitol's Ultra-Lounge series, takes 18 such examples from the vaults, spanning the mid-'50s to the early '60s. Yma Sumac an exotica singer, not a bandleader and Billy May are the only readily recognizable names on this compilation, which is akin to hearing competent, somewhat Whited-out derivations of Perez Prado. There are odd touches like Sumac's high-frequency warbles, John Buzon's roller-rink organ runs, and the sheer silliness of Chuy Reyes' "Oink, Oink Mambo." But the results are oddly similar, on one level, to hearing some White bands try to play the blues--in comparison to the most genuine article, it's somewhat sanitized for broader consumption. That's not to deny its considerable fun if lightweight qualities; this usually works up respectable heat, in addition to evoking the slightly kitschy '50s mentality that is a necessary ingredient of the space age pop revival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724383256426
  • Catalog Number: 32564
  • Sales rank: 10,499

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hooray for Hollywood (2:35)
  2. 2 Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me) (2:32)
  3. 3 Peter Gunn Mambo (2:26)
  4. 4 Chihuahua (2:17)
  5. 5 I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (2:21)
  6. 6 Mambo Jambo (3:01)
  7. 7 Cumana - The Twin Pianos Of Henri Rose & Bobby Stevenson (3:11)
  8. 8 Taki Rari (1:51)
  9. 9 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (2:25)
  10. 10 El Cumbanchero (2:02)
  11. 11 Oink, Oink Mambo (3:10)
  12. 12 Diga Diga Doo (2:06)
  13. 13 Hernando's Hideaway (2:19)
  14. 14 Tico-Tico (Samba) (2:31)
  15. 15 The Glow Worm (2:23)
  16. 16 Malambo No. 1 (2:55)
  17. 17 Can-Can Overture (2:13)
  18. 18 Oye Negra (2:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yma Sumac Track Performer
Billy May Conductor, Track Performer
Dave Barbour Track Performer
Jackie Davis Track Performer
Van Alexander Track Performer
Terry Snyder Track Performer
The Starlighters Vocals
John Buzon Trio Track Performer
Bobby Stevenson Piano
Luis Oliveira and His Bandodalua Boys Track Performer
Henri Rose Piano
Technical Credits
Yma Sumac Contributor
Billy May Contributor
Dave Barbour Contributor
Jackie Davis Arranger
Van Alexander Contributor
Jack Costanzo Contributor
Henry Creamer Composer
Roc Hillman Composer
Turner Layton Composer
B. Miller Arranger
Terry Snyder Contributor
Brad Benedict Producer
Wayne Watkins Executive Producer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
John Buzon Contributor
R.J. Smith Liner Notes
Chuy Reyes Contributor
Timothy Eames Illustrations
Luis Oliveria Contributor
Harold Spina Composer
Bobby Stevenson Contributor
Don Swan Contributor
Barclay Allen Composer
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