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Mambo is an important Afro-Cuban rhythm that became a worldwide fad in the 1950s. Its origin is somewhat contentious, inventors usually cited including Orestes "Macho" López (1908-1991, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger) and his older brother, bassist Israel "Cachao" López (1918-2008); Antonio Arcaño (flautist and bandleader, 1911-1994); and Arsenio Rodríguez (1911-1970) and Pérez Prado (1916-1989). Various authorities regard Orestes López's danzón "Mambo" (1938), composed while a member of Arcaño y sus Maravillas, as the earliest example of the rhythm. Mambo became a national dance craze in the USA in the '50s until supplanted by the cha cha chá, but the mambo had more influence on Latin music in the long run. The most successful mambo bands included those of Machito, Tito Puente, Tito Rodríguez, Noro Morales, Beny Moré and Prado. Descarga (which literally means "discharge") or Latin jam tends to retain Cuban vocal and musical structures but feature more jazz-style soloing than typical salsa. The earliest pieces that could be described as descarga were recorded in New York in the '40s. The first descarga cubana to be recorded is understood to be "Con Poco Coco" for the 10" LP Cubano '52 on Norman Granz's Clef Records performed by "Andre's All Stars", a group of five Cubans and one Haitian musician including pianist Bebo Valdés, trumpeter Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar and tenor player Gustavo Más. Panart Records recorded a series of five Cuban Jam Session albums with some of Cuba's best musicians between '56 and '64 directed by Julio Gutiérrez (1918-1990), Niño Rivera (1918-1996), Cachao and José Fajardo (1919-2001), mixing Cuban idioms with extended soloing in a loose format. The Panart Cuban Jam Session's had a profound effect on the Latin scene in New York, inspiring descarga recordings by the Alegre All-Stars, Tico All Stars and others. - John Child
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Mambo! 100 Popular Latin Dance Classics
Category: Big Band Latin, Latin Jazz, Mambo Jazz / Descarga
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Ibrahim Ferrer y Chappottin vs. Miguelito Cuní y Arsenio Rodríguez
Category: Cha Cha Chá / Charanga / Pachanga / Danzón, Afro-Cuban, Big Band Latin, Cuba, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, Son Montuno / Guajira / Guaracha / Conga y Comparsa…
$9.99
Afro Cuban Jazz
Category: Cha Cha Chá / Charanga / Pachanga / Danzón, Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz, Mambo Jazz / Descarga
$10.99
Caribe Vintage Lounge
Category: Cha Cha Chá / Charanga / Pachanga / Danzón, Cuba, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, Puerto Rico, Son Montuno / Guajira / Guaracha / Conga y Comparsa…
$9.99
Afro Cuban Jazz
Category: Afro-Cuban, Cuba, Latin Jazz, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, Son Montuno / Guajira / Guaracha / Conga y Comparsa…
$9.99
Jam Session, "Goes Latin"
Category: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Mambo Jazz / Descarga
$9.99
Perlas Cubanas: Try the Latin Twist
Category: Cha Cha Chá / Charanga / Pachanga / Danzón, Cuba, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, Son Montuno / Guajira / Guaracha / Conga y Comparsa…
$8.99
Succès musicaux Bebo Valdés
Category: Big Band Latin, Cuba, Latin Jazz, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, Son Montuno / Guajira / Guaracha / Conga y Comparsa…
$9.99
Que Rico el Mambo (Instrumental)
Category: Bachelor Pad, Exotica & Lounge, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, Other Instrumental / Classical...
Label: Discol
$9.99
La meilleure musique de Bebo Valdés
Category: Big Band Latin, Cuba, Latin Jazz, Mambo Jazz / Descarga
Label: OK Records
$9.99
Oye Como Va: 20 Éxitos de Tito Puente
Category: Big Band Latin, Classic Salsa '60s & '70s, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, New York
$9.99
Perlas Cubanas: Dengues
Category: Cuba, Latin Jazz, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, Son Montuno / Guajira / Guaracha / Conga y Comparsa…
$8.99
Almendra
Category: Cha Cha Chá / Charanga / Pachanga / Danzón, Big Band Latin, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, New York
$9.99
With Flute to Boot
Category: Latin Jazz, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, New York
Label: Fania
$9.99
Exitante Ritmo
Category: Big Band Latin, Classic Salsa '60s & '70s, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, New York
$9.99
The Afro Latin Connection: Classic Salsa, Samba & Afro Latin Jazz
Category: Salsa, Mambo Jazz / Descarga, Son Montuno / Guajira / Guaracha / Conga y Comparsa…
Label: Tehuti
$9.99
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