Mambo Monday

Maile Carballo / KUTX

December 11, 1916 – Perez Prado, the “King of the Mambo”, was born in Matanzas, Cuba. The bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger popularized the mambo in the 1950s with his adaptation of “Mambo No. 5”, which became a worldwide success.

Let’s ROLL OUT ALL MANNER OF MAMBOS during Monday’s episode.


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“Mambo Italiano”
-Rosemary Clooney

Brent Petersen

“Mambo Sinuendo”
-Manuel Galbán and Ry Cooder

Rhonda Gillis

“Moonrock Mambo
-Yo La Tengo

Brent Urbach

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