Label: RCA Victor - ANLI-1941 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo Dynaflex • Country: Canada • Genre: Jazz, Latin • Style: Easy Listening, Latin Jazz, Mambo
The success of his orchestra and hits such as " Mambo No. He studied classical piano in his early childhood, and later played organ and piano in local clubs. For a time, he was pianist and arranger for the Sonora MatanceraCuba's best-known musical group at the time. He also worked with casino orchestras in Havana for most of the s. His appearances in were sell-outs. This arrangement, featuring trumpeter Billy Regis, held the spot for 10 consecutive weeks, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.
In one of Perez's own compositions, " Patricia ", became the last record to ascend to No. The song also went to number Forward Jah - The Abyssinians - Forward in Germany, and in the UK it reached number eight.
The Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini chooses to play Patricia twice in his masterpiece, La Dolce Vita, in the restaurant on the beach and during the striptease scene. Paris - Perez Prado And His Orchestra - Pure Gold popularity in the United States matched the peak of the first wave of interest in Latin music outside the Hispanic and Latino communities during the s, s and early s. With the end of the s, his popularity waned, and the years gave way to new rhythms, such as rock and roll and then pop music.
His association with RCA Victor ended in the mid s, and afterward his recorded output was mainly limited to smaller labels with limited distribution and recycled Latin-style anthologies.
His career in Latin America was still strong. He toured and continued to record material released in Mexico, South America, and Japan. He was revered as one of the reigning giants of the music industry and was a regular performer on Mexican television.
This was also the year of his last recording. Persistent ill health plagued him for the next two years, and he died of a stroke in Mexico City on September 14,aged He also worked with a variety of musicians who would go on to have successful careers. Inhe worked with guaracha singer Orlando Guerra " Cascarita ", who became one of the leading exponents of the genre. Many of Prado's recordings have been featured in film soundtracks. In the decade after his death, the popularity of Perez's music was on the rise again.
CD reissues of his RCA recordings continue to sell steadily. Internal Sunshine - Mr Sunshine - Garden. E.P soundtrack to the action thriller Mean Guns heavily features the music of Prado, as it is the favorite choice of Ice T's character in the film.
The soundtrack to the movie Office Space featured two of his performances, "Mambo No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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