KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we go from Cuba to Hollywood via Mexico City with Pérez Prado's "Marilyn Monroe Mambo" form 1954...
"This would have been first released on 78 RPM 10 inch, but it came to my attention via Perez Prado's "Mambo Mania" LP, which was a compilation of his earliest hits. In the early 1980s, Paul Simonon and his girlfriend Pear Harbour started getting '50s Mambo records from Pearl's brother, Ed. Paul would put them on cassette and bring them on the road. So you can imagine this one featured heavily at many a Clash party. Sometimes, two words are all you need for lyrics on a dance record." - KV
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