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Pérez Prado

Dámaso Pérez Prado (Spanish: [ˈpeɾes ˈpɾaðo]; December 11, 1916 – September 14, 1989) was a Cuban bandleader, pianist and composer who popularized the mambo in the late 1940s. He frequently made brief appearances in films, primarily of the rumberas genre. The success of his orchestra and hits such as "Mambo No. 5" earned him the nickname "King of the Mambo". His stage name was simply Pérez Prado, although his brother Pantaleón also used the same name in the 1970s, which led to confusion.

Pérez Prado became a naturalized citizen of Mexico in 1980, where he died in 1989. His son, Pérez Jr., continues to direct the Pérez Prado Orchestra in Mexico City to this day.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 11th, 1916 (Matanzas), Died September 14th, 1989 (Mexico City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, piano, performer, lyricist

Notes: Known by nickname "El Rey del Mambo."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-091231 10-in. before 4/5/1949 Macóme Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-091792 10-in. before 4/26/1950 La múcura Beny Moré ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-091850 10-in. before 7/19/1950 Guajiro Hermanas Gaona ; Beny Moré ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-091969 10-in. before 4/26/1950 Mambo ete Beny Moré ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092057 10-in. before 2/13/1951 Mambo Kaen Orquesta Chamaco Domínguez Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-092138 10-in. before 6/1/1950 Mambo del ruletero Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-092208 10-in. before 6/29/1950 Ni hablal Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-092209 10-in. before 6/29/1950 Pianolo Ramoncito Castro ; C. Morán ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-092238 10-in. before 9/5/1950 La chula linda Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-092239 10-in. before 9/5/1950 Gateando Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-092381 10-in. before 1/9/1951 Mamboletas Beny Moré ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092382 10-in. before 12/12/1950 La camisa de papel Kiko Mendive ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092383 10-in. before 1/2/1951 México lindo Kiko Mendive ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092384 10-in. before 12/12/1950 Apúrate Kiko Mendive ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092389 10-in. before 1/9/1951 Martinica Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-092576 10-in. before 3/6/1951 Jersey bounce Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092577 10-in. before 3/6/1951 Guao Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092578 10-in. before 2/6/1951 Jing a ling jing a ling Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092579 10-in. before 2/6/1951 La niña Popof Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-092776 10-in. before 4/17/1951 Pasó un lucero Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-092777 10-in. before 4/17/1951 Broadway mambo Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-092778 10-in. before 4/17/1951 Mambo de París Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-092779 10-in. before 4/17/1951 Mona Lisa Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-093035 10-in. before 6/26/1951 Mi gallo Tony Camargo ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor MBS-093036 10-in. before 6/26/1951 Lupita Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pérez Prado," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116415.

Pérez Prado. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116415.

"Pérez Prado." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116415

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