Perez Prado

Real Name:
Dámaso Pérez Prado
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Cuban naturalized Mexican, 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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FFLP 1029 Perez Prado - Perez Prado Encores Mambos - Selection N°2 album art Perez Prado Perez Prado Encores Mambos - Selection N°2(10", Album) La Voix De Son Maître FFLP 1029 France 1953 Sell This Version
FFLP 1006 Perez Prado - Plays Mucho Mambo album art Perez Prado Plays Mucho Mambo(10", Album) La Voix De Son Maître FFLP 1006 France 1954 Sell This Version
LPM-1101 Perez Prado - Voodoo Suite Plus Six All-Time Greats album art Perez Prado, Shorty Rogers Perez Prado, Shorty Rogers - Voodoo Suite Plus Six All-Time Greats (Album, EP) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-1101 US 1955 Sell This Version
18146 Perez Prado - Latin Rhythms album art Perez Prado And The Cuban Boys Perez Prado And The Cuban Boys - Latin Rhythms(10", Album) Royale 18146 US 1955 Sell This Version
1302, 8M-111-45 Perez Prado - Mambo Jamboree (10 Top Mambos And Cha Chas) album art Perez Prado, Miguelito Valdes, Tito Rodriguez, Jocento Roman, Pupo Reyes Perez Prado, Miguelito Valdes, Tito Rodriguez, Jocento Roman, Pupo Reyes - Mambo Jamboree (10 Top Mambos And Cha Chas) (Album) Today's, Today's 1302, 8M-111-45 US 1958 Sell This Version
MKL 1124 Perez Prado - Mambo En Sax album art Perez Prado Mambo En Sax (Album) RCA Victor MKL 1124 Puerto Rico 1958 Sell This Version
BLP:12 Perez Prado - Great Mambos, And Other Latin American Favorites album art Perez Prado Great Mambos, And Other Latin American Favorites (Album) Bell Records BLP:12 US 1958 Sell This Version
MKL 1197 Perez Prado - La Niña Popoff - Volumen V album art Perez Prado La Niña Popoff - Volumen V (Album) RCA Victor MKL 1197 Mexico 1959 Sell This Version
TLP 818 Perez Prado - Perez Prado And Others album art Perez Prado Perez Prado And Others (Album) Treasure Productions TLP 818 US 1959 Sell This Version
LPM-2133, LPM 2133 Perez Prado - A Touch Of Tabasco album art Rosemary Clooney / Perez Prado Rosemary Clooney / Perez Prado - A Touch Of Tabasco (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-2133, LPM 2133 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
FM 91, FM-91 Perez Prado - Latin Dance Rhythms album art Perez Prado And Armand Torres Perez Prado And Armand Torres - Latin Dance Rhythms (Album) Promenade FM 91, FM-91 US 1961 Sell This Version
CAL 547 Perez Prado - Latino! album art Perez Prado Latino! (Album) RCA Camden CAL 547 US 1961 Sell This Version
ECO 69, No. 69 Perez Prado - Melodia De Amor album art Fred McDonald Y Perez Prado Fred McDonald Y Perez Prado - Melodia De Amor(LP, Mono) Eco, Eco, Peerless, Peerless ECO 69, No. 69 Mexico 1961 Sell This Version
MKL-1501 Perez Prado - El Bárbaro Del Ritmo album art Beny Moré Con Pérez Prado*, Rafael De Paz Beny Moré Con Pérez Prado*, Rafael De Paz - El Bárbaro Del Ritmo (Album) RCA Victor MKL-1501 US 1962 Sell This Version
LSP-2610 Perez Prado - Our Man In Latin America album art Perez Prado Our Man In Latin America (Album) RCA Victor LSP-2610 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
CX-225 Perez Prado - In Mexico album art Perez Prado, Carlos Molina Perez Prado, Carlos Molina - In Mexico (Album) Spin-O-Rama CX-225 US 1964 Sell This Version
12.422 Perez Prado - Dengue album art Perez Prado Dengue (Album) Orfeon 12.422 Argentina 1964 Sell This Version
UPS 5071 Perez Prado - Perez Prado In Japan album art Exciting Perez Prado Show* Perez Prado In Japan (Album) Union Records (3) UPS 5071 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
LP-12-411 Perez Prado - Mambo album art Perez Prado Mambo (Album) Orfeon LP-12-411 Mexico 1965 Sell This Version
SRA-5004 Perez Prado - Perez Prado's Golden Album album art Perez Prado Perez Prado's Golden Album (Album) Victor SRA-5004 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
ALP 1401 Perez Prado - A Go Go album art Perez Prado A Go Go (Album) Ansonia, Orfeon ALP 1401 US 1965 Sell This Version
CAL-2958 Perez Prado - Dance Latino album art Perez Prado Dance Latino (Album) RCA Victor CAL-2958 Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
PRV 021 Perez Prado - Mano A Mano album art Acerina - Perez Prado Acerina - Perez Prado - Mano A Mano(LP, Album) Primovox PRV 021 US 1966 Sell This Version
CAM-295, CAM / S-295 Perez Prado - Pérez Prado Latino album art Pérez Prado* Pérez Prado Latino (Album, Comp) RCA Camden, RCA Camden CAM-295, CAM / S-295 Mexico 1967 Sell This Version
AVL-3789 Perez Prado - Esta Increible album art Perez Prado Esta Increible (Album) RCA Victor AVL-3789 Uruguay 1967 Sell This Version

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February 27, 2019
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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