Tag Archives: Mambo

SONG OF THE DAY Alfredito and His Orchestra -Turkish Delight

Alfredito Levy, also known as, Alan Levy, celebrated a career that spanned over a good couple of decades (from what I can gather) and yet its been a little tricky to find out who he was and what took him … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tito Puente – Tito on Timbales

Celebrating a career that spanned over fifty years Ernest Anthony Puente Jr., better known as Tito Puente, was a musician, songwriter, bandleader and record producer of Puerto Rican descent. His music has helped popularise Latin sounds over the decades and he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orquesta Akokán – Mi Conga Es De Akokán

This jubilant little bad boy has definitely kicked some life into me tonight and is a welcome burst of joy! Orquesta Akokán are a Cuban mambo big band that formed in 2017 when Cuban vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez gathered together … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Colon – Merecumbe

Known and celebrated for his contributions to the boogaloo sounds of the 1960’s, Johnny Colon is an American musician born in ‘El Barrio’ New York City to parents of Puerto Rican heritage.  A multi-instrumentalist, he is a singer, bandleader, arranger, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Espanoles – Macarenas

Whilst I may not be able to give you an exact release date for today’s treat, what I can tell you is that it was first issued on Polydor Records sometime in the early to mid-50’s; sources seem to vary … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Aggie Dukes – Swing Low Sweet Cadillac

Agnes Dukes, a.k.a Aggie Dukes, has been labelled a “big woman who loved to shout the blues“; her strong pitch a powerful catalyst in a sound that carried jazz/blues/Latin tones to colourful heights. Hailing from San Francisco, she was inspired … Continue reading

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