Perez Prado ‎– Concierto Para Bongo

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United Artists Records ‎– UAL 3489
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A1 Claudia
Written-By – P. Prado*
2:20
A2 Virgen De La Macarenas
Written-By – P. Prado*
3:10
A3 Mamma A Go Go
Written-By – P. Prado*
2:10
A4 A Go Go
Written-By – P. Prado*
2:25
A5 Estoy Acabando
Written-By – H. Jimenez
2:40
A6 Cayitano
Written-By – P. Prado*
2:58
A7 Fantasia
Written-By – P. Prado*
2:13
B1 Concierto Para Bongo
Written-By – P. Prado*
17:25

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Notes

Recorded in Concert, Mexico City around 1956.

© 1967 United Artists Records, Inc.

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  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
L 31005 Perez Prado Concierto Para Bongo(LP, Album, Mono) UA Latino L 31005 US 1967 Sell This Version
WSCD-4084 Perez Prado Concierto Para Bongo(CD, Album, RE) West Side Latino Records WSCD-4084 US 2000 Sell This Version
UAS 6489 Perez Prado Concierto Para Bongo(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 6489 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
UAS 6489 Perez Prado Concierto Para Bongo(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 6489 US 1967 Sell This Version
314-521 074 2 Perez Prado Concierto Para Bongo(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor 314-521 074 2 US 1993 Sell This Version

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aliceboy

aliceboy

April 29, 2014

This album from original mambo king Perez Prado & his orchestra is of two distinct minds, neither of them what might be expected from a man who built his career on a fairly traditional sound. On side one, we're given a mixed bag that is clearly influenced by what had by then become the juggernaut of rock as popular music. Guitars and keyboard are to the forefront, with minimal driving mambo orchestration, from the unfortunate opener 'Claudia' to the gorgeous 'Cayitano.' The side closes with what feels like a prelude to side two, the percussion-centric 'Fantasia.' Side two is an entirely other animal, solely devoted to the title track. This is primal, percussive jungle rhythm taken to an extent seen also on Prado's 'Voodoo Suite.' The guitars and keyboard have dropped into the distant background (if they're here at all) and we're given an absolute whirlwind of percussion, from marimba to kettle drum and always, of course, the bongos. Though it would be hard to justify an album of the comparatively weak first side, 'Concierto para Bongo' makes the album worthwhile all on its own.