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

RCA 501 1(M) Perez Prado, Shorty Rogers Perez Prado, Shorty Rogers - Voodoo Suite Plus Six All-Time Greats (Album, EP) RCA Victor RCA 501 1(M) 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
CAL 409 Perez Prado Mambo Happy! (Album) RCA Camden CAL 409 US 1957 Sell This Version
LPM-1556, LPM 1556 Perez Prado "Prez" (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-1556, LPM 1556 US 1957 Sell This Version
BLP:12 Perez Prado Great Mambos, And Other Latin American Favorites (Album) Bell Records BLP:12 US 1958 Sell This Version
MKL 1124 Perez Prado Mambo En Sax (Album) RCA Victor MKL 1124 Mexico 1958 Sell This Version
MKL 1197 Perez Prado La Niña Popof - Volumen V(LP) RCA VICTOR MKL 1197 Mexico 1959 Sell This Version
LSP-2133 Rosemary Clooney / Perez Prado Rosemary Clooney / Perez Prado - A Touch Of Tabasco (Album) RCA Victor LSP-2133 US 1960 Sell This Version
2243 Perez Prado And Armand Torres Perez Prado And Armand Torres - Latin Dance Rhythms (Album) Promenade 2243 US 1961 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
12.422 Perez Prado Dengue (Album) Orfeon 12.422 Argentina 1964 Sell This Version
CX-225 Perez Prado, Carlos Molina Perez Prado, Carlos Molina - In Mexico (Album) Spin-O-Rama CX-225 US 1964 Sell This Version
DBL1-5005 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 DBL1-5005 US 1964 Sell This Version
LPD-572 Damaso Perez Prado Y Su Orquesta* Dengues(LP, Album) Discuba LPD-572 US 1964 Sell This Version
pmc 1226 Perez Prado A Cat In Latin(LP, Album) Parlophone pmc 1226 UK 1964 Sell This Version
LSP 3330 Perez Prado Dance Latino (Album) RCA Victor LSP 3330 US 1965 Sell This Version
SRA-5004 Perez Prado Perez Prado's Golden Album (Album) Victor SRA-5004 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
UPS 5071 Exciting Perez Prado Show* Perez Prado In Japan(LP, Album, Gat) Union Records (3) UPS 5071 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
LPM 3330 Perez Prado Dance Latino(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM 3330 Spain 1965 Sell This Version
UAS 6489 Perez Prado Concierto Para Bongo (Album) United Artists Records UAS 6489 US 1967 Sell This Version
LS 61032 Perez Prado Estas Si Viven (The Living End) (Album) UA Latino LS 61032 US 1968 Sell This Version
LP-12-684 Damaso Perez Prado* El Senor Ritmo 'Perez Prado' (Album) Orfeon LP-12-684 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
CSM-109 Perez Prado Perez Prado 70 (Album) Orfeon CSM-109 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
CAS-176 Perez Prado Lo Mejor De Perez Prado (Album) RCA Camden CAS-176 Spain 1971 Sell This Version