Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator

Is there any sunnier music than the mambo? From it’s origins in the 1940’s to it’s latest versions, the mambo has had us moving happily for decades! Take a dancing stroll through memory lane with classics from Perez Prado and Celia Cruz to New Orleans takes on the venerable mambo to Tucson, Arizona’s Orkesta Mendoza fabulous Mexican Mambo to NYC and Cuba’s Orquesta Akokan’s recent refreshment of the mambo, all on this week’s Beat Latino!

TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLength
Pacific Mambo Dance no. 2Pacific Mambo OrchestraLive from Stern Grove San Francisco.Pacific Mambo Records201703:28
Que rico MamboOrquesta Perez PradoPérez Prado y Su Orquesta.Meta/ Vocación Musical201303:14
Mambo calienteBebo Valdes24 chansons de Bebo Valdes.Brisa Records21402:42
Mambo RemedioK-meleonTango de Paname.Ca Kmeleon200903:52
Mambo influenciadoSandy GabrielJazzeando.Jazzeando201106:11
Mi Mambo pide campanaLuisito Orbegoso & Moda eternaLula Lounge Essential tracks V1.Lula Lounge Records201204:31
Mambo RapiditoOrquesta AkokánOrquestra Akokán.Daptone Records201803:19
MamboTropkillazMambo.Elemess201502:58
Mambo LupitaOrkesta MendozaMambo Mexicano.200904:15
MamboCachao y su ComboMambo.José Luis Álvarez – Svetlana Novojilova Shulguina201005:02
Mardi Gras MamboThe MetersModern Art of Music: Only the Best.Modern Art of Music: Only the Best201202:41
El CumbancheroAngel Melendez The 911 Mambo OrchestraAngel Melendez The 911 Mambo Orchestra.Latin Street Music Inc200403:45
Mambo con PuenteTito PuenteThe Mambo King.Goldstar Records201703:02
Mambo del amorCelia CruzCelia Cruz.Goldstar Records16202:56
Que no se acabe el mamboJosé Peña Suazo y la Banda GordaPuro Mambo.Musical Productions201403:44

feature photo: Orquesta Akokan at National Sawdust, by Alex Cascone



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