quarta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2011

o som mais maroto de todos os tempos: PEREZ PRADO

Mambo No. 5


My Roberta

Dámaso Pérez Prado (December 11, 1916 – September 14, 1989) was aCuban bandleader, musician (singer, organist and pianist), and composer. He is often referred to as the 'King of the Mambo'.[1]

Prado is the composer of such famous pieces as "Mambo No. 5" (later a UK chart-topper for both Lou Bega in 1999 and animated character Bob the Builder in 2001) and "Mambo No. 8". At the height of the mambo movement, in 1955, Prado hit the American charts at number one with a cha-cha version of "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" (composed by French composer Louiguy). This arrangement, featuring trumpeter Billy Regis, held the spot for 10 consecutive weeks. The song also went to number one in the UK[2] and in Germany.[3] Prado had first covered this title for the movie Underwater! in 1954, where Jane Russell can be seen dancing to "Cherry Pink". In 1958 one of Prado's own compositions, "Patricia", became the last record to ascend to #1 on the Jockeys and Top 100 charts, both of which gave way the following week to the then newly-introduced Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also went to number one in Germany, and in the UK it reached number eight.[4]

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