Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Marvelous Mambos (1092)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a man playing maracas. Text reads Episode 1092 Marvelous Mambos

This time around, we’re doing another dive into the mambo craze and all the great music that came from it. There was a time in the 1950s and early 1960s, when you couldn’t escape all the mambo action. And really, why would you? The mambo is such a core of hi-fi music and really added such a wonderful spark of energy to the music scene. On the program, we’ll hear from Tito Rodriguez, Billy May and His Rico Mambo Orchestra, Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet, and many more.


Title Artist Album
Mambo Jambo Dave Barbour Mambo Jambo / Dave's Boogie
Manhattan Mambo Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra New Sounds
Go Go Mambo Pérez Prado Mambo Happy!
Cuando, Cuando, Cuando Tito Rodriguez Hits
Mambo Inn John Evans And The Big Band Exotic Percussion And Brilliant Brass
Swinging Mambo Tito Puente Puente In Percussion
Knickerbocker Mambo Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé Steve And Eydie
The Peanut Vendor Billy May And His Rico Mambo Orchestra Arthur Murray Cha-Cha Mambos
Pancho De Bull Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra The Latin King
Sarita's Mambo Laurindo Almeida Happy Cha-Cha-Cha!
M'Gambo Mambo Martin Denny Primitiva
Mamblues Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet Mambo With Tjader
Mambo at the Blackhawk George Shearing Latin Rendezvous
Stop and Go Mambo Artie Shaw Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five (Album #4)
Bunny Hop Mambo Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra The Bunny Hop
Oink, Oink Mambo Chuy Reyes & His Orchestra Mambo At The Mocambo - Part 1
Lucky Mambo Eric Delaney The Big Beat Of Eric Delaney