Perez Prado

Perez Prado

Real Name:
Dámaso Pérez Prado
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Cuban bandleader, singer, organist, pianist and composer (born December 11, 1916 in Matanzas, Cuba - died September 14, 1989 in Mexico City, Mexico). He is often referred to as the 'King of the Mambo'.
He was born in Matanzas, Cuba, where he studied classical piano in his early childhood, and later played organ and piano in local clubs. For a time, he was pianist and arranger for La Sonora Matancera, Cuba's best-known musical group. He also worked with casino orchestras in Havana for most of the 1940s, gaining the nick-name "El Cara de Foca" ("Seal Face"). In 1948 he moved to Mexico to form his own band and record for RCA Victor. He quickly specialized in mambos, an upbeat adaptation of the Cuban danzón.
In 1950 arranger Sonny Burke heard "Que rico el mambo" while on vacation in Mexico and recorded it back in the United States as "Mambo Jambo". The single was a hit, which caused Prado to launch a US tour. His appearances in 1951 were sell-outs and he began recording US releases for RCA Victor.
Prado is the composer of such famous pieces as "Mambo No. 5" 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"
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Perez Prado Discography

Albums

Perez Prado, Shorty Rogers Perez Prado, Shorty Rogers - Voodoo Suite Plus Six All-Time Greats (Album, EP) RCA Victor Japan 1955 Sell This Version
18146 Latin Rhythms Featuring Perez Prado And The Cuban Boys Latin Rhythms Featuring Perez Prado And The Cuban Boys - Latin Rhythms(10") Royale 18146 US 1955 Sell This Version
Perez Prado Mambo Happy! (Album) RCA Camden US 1957 Sell This Version
Perez Prado "Prez" (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor US 1957 Sell This Version
Perez Prado Great Mambos, And Other Latin American Favorites (Album) Bell Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Perez Prado Mambo En Sax (Album) RCA Victor Mexico 1958 Sell This Version
1802 Perez Prado, Miguelito Valdes, Tito Rodriguez, Jocento Roman, Pupo Reyes Perez Prado, Miguelito Valdes, Tito Rodriguez, Jocento Roman, Pupo Reyes - Mambo Jamboree(10", MiniAlbum) Today's 1802 US 1958 Sell This Version
MKL 1197 Perez Prado La Niña Popof - Volumen V(LP) RCA VICTOR MKL 1197 Mexico 1959 Sell This Version
TLP 818 Perez Prado Perez Prado And Others(LP, Album) Treasure Productions TLP 818 US 1959 Sell This Version
Rosemary Clooney / Perez Prado Rosemary Clooney / Perez Prado - A Touch Of Tabasco (Album) RCA Victor US 1960 Sell This Version
Perez Prado And Armand Torres Perez Prado And Armand Torres - Latin Dance Rhythms (Album) Promenade US 1961 Sell This Version
Beny Moré* Con Perez Prado, Rafael De Paz Beny Moré* Con Perez Prado, Rafael De Paz - El Barbaro Del Ritmo (Album) RCA Victor US 1962 Sell This Version
LSP-2610 Perez Prado, Perez Prado And His Orchestra Perez Prado, Perez Prado And His Orchestra - Our Man In Latin America(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-2610 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
Perez Prado Dengue (Album) Orfeon Argentina 1964 Sell This Version
Perez Prado, Carlos Molina Perez Prado, Carlos Molina - In Mexico (Album) Spin-O-Rama US 1964 Sell This Version
Beny More Con Las Orquestas De Perez Prado, Mariano Merceron, Rafael De Paz Beny More Con Las Orquestas De Perez Prado, Mariano Merceron, Rafael De Paz - Recordando (Album) Cariño US 1964 Sell This Version
Perez Prado Dance Latino (Album) RCA Victor US 1965 Sell This Version
Perez Prado Perez Prado's Golden Album (Album) Victor Japan 1965 Sell This Version
Exciting Perez Prado Show* Perez Prado In Japan (Album) Union Records (3) Japan 1965 Sell This Version
Pérez Prado* Latino (Album) RCA Camden Mexico 1967 Sell This Version
Perez Prado Concierto Para Bongo (Album) United Artists Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Perez Prado Estas Si Viven (The Living End) (Album) UA Latino US 1968 Sell This Version
Perez Prado El Senor Ritmo 'Perez Prado' (Album) Orfeon Mexico 1969 Sell This Version
920.141 Damaso Perez Prado* Mélange Des Îles Antillaises / Bamba(LP, TP, W/Lbl) Not On Label 920.141 France 1969 Sell This Version
Perez Prado Perez Prado 70 (Album) Orfeon Mexico 1970 Sell This Version