• Various Artists - Mambo Americano - 63 Mambo-tastic tracks from the American Dance Craze!

The Mambo craze swept through the U.S. popular music culture during most of 1954 and into 1955, competing (surprisingly enough) with the emerging 'Swingin' Saddlemen' - Bill Haley, the endless 'Annie' vocal group spin-offs, the widespread smash of the Chords' 'Sh-boom' and a welter of cute, flower-bower ballads and novelties crooned by the likes of Eddie Fisher, Perry Como and Teresa Brewer.

Mambo Americano offers us a comprehensive 63-song collection of Mambo-inspired charts stretching from the sax-blasting of Chuck Higgins to the cool harmonies of the Robins and Harptones, from Cal Tjader to Georgia Gibbs.

A wacky Mambo voyage kicking off with Wynonie Harris' suggestive 'All She Wants To Do Is Mambo' then weaving through a labyrinth of quirky jazz and bluesy interpretations ending with the close-to-authentic 'Leeward Island Mambo' from Big Shell Steel Band of Antigua.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS MAMBO - Wynonie Harris
2. COOL MAMBO - The Sheppards
3. DON'T PLAY NO MAMBO - The Charioteers
4. DYE-OOH MAMBO - Chuck Higgins - Daddy Cleanhead
5. MAMBO GUNCH - Chris Powell & The Blue Flames
6. I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY-MAMBO - The Royals
7. MAMBO BLUES - Duke Jenkins Orch. w/ Jo Jo Spoons
8. AFTER HOURS MAMBO - J.J. Jones
9. COZY & BOSSA (Cozy's Mambo) - Cozy Cole
10. CRAZY MAMBO - Classie Ballou
11. MAMBO BOOGIE - Johnny Otis
12. MAMBO SANTA MAMBO - The Enchanters
13. MOMBO CAROLYN - The Octaves
14. MAMBO CHILLUN - John Lee Hooker
15. MAMBO CHOPSTICKS - Cal Tjader Trio
16. MAMBO DADDY - The Celebrities
17. MAMBO FIESTA - The Calvaes
18. MAMBO IS EVERYWHERE - Billy Brooks
19. CALDONIA'S MAMBO - Street Singers
20. MAMBO SHEVITZ (Man O Man) - Crows w/ Melino & His Orchestra
21. ROCK WITH THE MAMBO - Johnny Fraser & The Rebel Airs
22. MARDI GRAS MAMBO - The Hawketts
23. NIGHT TRAIN MAMBO - J.J. Jones
24. SHE WANTS TO MAMBO - The Chanters
25. STOP MAMBO - Danny Kirkland
26. TEENAGE MAMBO - The Gaylarks
27. THE MAMBO - The Charmers
28. 7-11 (Mambo No. 5) - The Blazers
29. MAMBO BOOGIE - Billy Boyd
30. BIG JOE MAMBO - Fay Simmons
31. ALL NIGHT MAMBO - The Cookies
32. MAMBO TRAIN - The Miracle Tones

Disc 2

1. ROSCO'S MAMBO - Rosco Gordon
2. MAMBO HONKY TONK - Morgan Sisters
3. MAMBO BOOGIE - The Harptones
4. TABOLINO (Mambo) - Tab Smith
5. ANNIE'S MAMBO - T.N.T. Tribble
6. BLUES MAMBO - Sonny Thompson
7. MAMBO OF LOVE - Nolan Strong & The Diablos
8. GOOD MAMBO TONIGHT - Wynonie Harris
9. BLUES 'N' MAMBO - Chuck Higgins
10. CONGO MAMBO - Manzie Harris Orch.
11. MAMBO BABY - Ruth Brown
12. MAMBOSTIC - Earl Bostic
13. MAMBOLINO - Earl Bostic
14. SHAKE IT UP MAMBO - The Platters
15. I JUST WANNA MAMBO - Linda Hayes & The Platters
16. I GOT TO LEARN TO MAMBO - Ivory Joe Hunter & The Ivorytones
17. REAL GONE MAMBO (Si Si Nova) - Bill Doggett
18. MAMMA MAMBO - Marvin & Johnny
19. MAMBO SH-MAMBO - The Charms
20. LOOP DE LOOP MAMBO - The Robins
21. MAMBO BABY TONIGHT - The Falcons w/ Candy Rivers
22. MAMBO - Joe Houston
23. T-TOWN MAMBO - Ernie Fields w/ Ann Walls
24. AY SI SI (Mambo) - The Dootones
25. BOPPING WITH THE MAMBO - The Sultans
26. MAMBO OONGH - The Dappers
27. MAMBO BLUES - Buddy Lucas' All-Stars
28. MAMBO ROCK - Artie Malvin & The Brigadiers
29. MAMBO BABY - Georgia Gibbs
30. GUMBO MAMBO - Larke Sisters
31. LEEWARD ISLAND MAMBO - Big Shell Steel Band of Antigua

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date January 12th 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08472 6

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Various Artists - Mambo Americano - 63 Mambo-tastic tracks from the American Dance Craze!

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