Ruth Brown - Mambo Baby
Ruth Brown and her Rhythmmakers took up a Cuban beat for this single from 1954. On it, Brown complains that her man so loves the crazy mambo dance that he's neglecting their romance. Mambo Baby went straight to #1 on the R&B chart. My copy is a little scratchy, but you get the idea. Brilliant tune with a sound that is popular in the London clubs right now (at least the ones I go to) thanks largely to the excellent Jukebox Mambo
release of late last year.
Labels: latin, rhythm and blues