Jukebox Mambo

Various Artists

Jukebox Mambo

  • Label: Jazzman
  • Catalogue number: JMANCD55
  • Format: CD
  • Genres: Blues, Contemporary R&B, Jukebox RnB, Jump Blues, Latin
  • Origin: United Kingdom

Availability: Out of stock



  1. Joe Lutcher - Ojai
  2. Mable Scott - Fool Burro
  3. Red Callender Sextet - Voodoo
  4. Percy Mayfield - Louisiana
  5. Larry Dale - Down In The Bottom
  6. Dave Bartholomew - Shrimp & Gumbo
  7. Danny Cobb - My Isabella
  8. Marvin Phillips - Salty Dog
  9. Fay Simmons - Big Joe Mambo
  10. Gerald Wilson - Mambo Mexicana
  11. Mad Man Jones - Snake Charmer
  12. Lalo Guererro - Los Chucos Suaves
  13. Sultans - Boppin’ With The Mambo
  14. Alfredito - Honeydripper Mambo
  15. Annisteen Allen - Take A Chance On Me
  16. Gloria Irving - I Need A Man
  17. Billy Red Love - A Dream
  18. Faye Adams - The Hammer
  19. Elena Madera - Pu-Chun-Ga
  20. Cozy Cole - Cozy & Bossa
  21. Camille Howard - Shrinking Up Fast
  22. Joe Loco - Why Don’t You Do Right


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A stunning collection that sheds light on a pivotal yet totally overlooked area of American music - the influence of Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms on R&B and Jazz during the mid-20th century. Following up on the success of our Jukebox Jam album of vintage juke joint and bar room sounds, compiler and DJ Liam Large digs even deeper to put together a diverse set of dynamite R&B sides, all built around Afro-Cuban, Latin and Caribbean rhythms.

The Blues and it's populist sister Rhythm & Blues have been visited and revisited 100s of times on 1000s of comps, but the 'Spanish Tinge' has been completely overlooked, perhaps even scorned by purists. This album stands out from the rest and the result is a set which sounds stunningly fresh and unique - a remarkable achievement itself given that the actual songs average at around 60 years old.

Jukebox Mambo showcases an experimental era which continues to inform today's music, with Afro-Latin rhythms now completely assimilated into modern pop. The overtly sensual, exotic feel of many of these songs also continues to find an echo in modern music, and Jukebox Mambo provides a thrilling, sensual listening experience. Also included are detailed, illustrated liner notes which unveil the largely untold story of how Afro-Latin influences gradually affected Black American music during the 20th century, and in turn how this filtered into and transformed modern music thereafter. Lovingly compiled, expertly annotated, with music as interesting as it is stimulating and arresting, Jukebox Mambo is a new and exciting look at the era and music which changed history!

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